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Bent's Forts

Added by Nick Johnson on 05/06/2016 - 10:52, last changed on 05/28/2019 - 14:40

Bent's Old Fort

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In the early and mid-nineteenth century, when the western United States was in a seemingly unending state of flux as people competed for dominance over the land and its resources, three men moved to what would eventually become southeastern Colorado and there established a trading and commercial...

El Pueblo

Added by yongli on 11/18/2016 - 16:09, last changed on 09/04/2021 - 12:20
Established in 1842, El Pueblo (301 N Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003) was an independent adobe trading post that operated at the site of the present-day city of Pueblo and was used by a diverse, multi-ethnic group of trappers, traders, women, and mountain men. Largely abandoned after an 1854 attack by...

Fort Davy Crockett

Added by yongli on 05/09/2016 - 16:19, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Fort Davy Crockett was one of three known nineteenth-century forts and trading posts on the western side of the Rocky Mountains, in the drainage systems of the Green and Colorado Rivers. From the mid-1830s to 1840, Fort Davy Crockett, along with Fort Uncompahgre and Fort Uintah, served as centers...

Fort Jackson

Added by yongli on 05/03/2016 - 15:46, last changed on 11/06/2019 - 08:11
In the summer of 1837, Henry Fraeb and Peter Sarpy arrived at a location on the South Platte River a few miles north of present-day Fort Lupton . They arrived with $10,909.75 worth of goods for trade with the Cheyenne and Arapaho who frequented the area. Upon arrival, Fraeb and Sarpy began...

Fort Uncompahgre

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 16:13, last changed on 01/31/2021 - 17:07
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...

Nineteenth-Century Trading Posts

Added by yongli on 04/06/2015 - 15:43, last changed on 04/03/2022 - 11:50
The historic fur trade era in the Colorado region, which began in the early nineteenth century, ushered in a period of direct contact between Native Americans and whites. By this time, the hides and robes provided by Colorado’s furbearing animals had become valuable commodities in American and...
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