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Fort Uncompahgre

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 16:13, last changed on 11/06/2019 - 08:15
Fort Uncompahgre was constructed in 1828 by Antoine Robidoux , a trader based out of Mexican Santa Fé. The trading post was situated about two miles down from the confluence of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre Rivers near the present-day community of Delta in western Colorado. The precise location of...

The Fur Trade in Colorado

Added by yongli on 10/30/2015 - 13:26, last changed on 11/11/2019 - 10:06
The trading of animal skins has been a prominent activity throughout the known human occupation of Colorado. These skins—as hides, furs, or robes—provided protection from the elements as well as a valuable commodity traded for economic gain; their trade strengthened and maintained political...
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