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Santa Fe Trade

William Bent

Added by yongli on 12/29/2015 - 11:23, last changed on 11/06/2019 - 08:17
William Bent (1809–69) played a pivotal role in the early development of Colorado. He initially came to the area as a fur trapper but became a liaison between whites and Native Americans via his trading fort on the Arkansas River near present-day La Junta . The Santa Fé Trail was the strategic...
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