Near Platteville in Weld County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Maintained until 1842 as a post for trade in buffalo robes and beaver skins with Arapahoes and Cheyennes. Rendezvous of early trappers. Emigrant station on Platte River Trail after Gold Rush of 1859.
Erected 1932 by The State Historical Society of Colorado and the State Civil Service Employees of Colorado.
Location. 40° 11.666′ N, 104° 49.257′ W. Marker is near Platteville, Colorado, in Weld County. Marker is on U.S. 85 near 13412 U.S. Highway 85, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Platteville CO 80651, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Vasquez (a few steps from this marker); Fort Vasquez Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker).
Also see . . . Fort Vasquez - FortWiki. In operation the post was run by Louis Vasquez, Andrew Sublette transported the trade goods and furs to and from St. Louis. It took as many 22 employees to run the post and the trading/trapping operations. The operation was not a financial success because of the competition (Submitted on October 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.