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Bent's Old Fort..

July 24, 2010

Bent’s Old Fort is located in southeastern Colorado and it is one of my all-time favorite historical sites to visit. We were there in June 2009.  It was a commercial fort in the 1830s  and 1840s that means is was primarily a trader’s fort not a military one.  Although the original fort was destroyed it was reconstructed from some articulate plans drawn up by a calvary officer who was recuperating from a long illness.   Below is a gallery of pictures of the fort. click on any of the thumbnails to see an expanded picture.