Laporte in Larimer County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Dedicated to the Memory of Antoine Janis
the Memory of
in Larimer County
Erected 1916 by Daughters of the American Revolution Cache La Poudre Chapter.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
Location. 40° 37.911′ N, 105° 9.201′ W. Marker is in Laporte, Colorado, in Larimer County. Marker is at the intersection of Galway Drive and Cork Drive, on the right on Galway Drive. Backed up along the roadside to large open field identified as the original location of the cabin of Antoine Janis. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laporte CO 80535, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bellvue Hydraulic Irrigation Laboratory (approx. 0.8 miles away); This log house was built by French trader Sam Deon in 1858 (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Cache la Poudre River (approx. 0.9 miles away); In 1862 This Log House was Used as a Station HouseOld Flowers Store and Post Office (approx. one mile away); The Flowers House (approx. one mile away); Bingham Hill Historic Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Poudre Valley Bank/Salvation Army (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laporte.
Also see . . .
1. Antoine Janis Marker, DAR website.
Antoine Janis first came to Larimer County in 1836 as a boy of twelve with his father who was leading a large party of French trappers and employees of the American Fur Company to Green River, Wyoming. In 1844, Janis returned to the Cache La Poudre Valley and was given many acres of valley land by his friend, Bold Wolf, a chief of the Arapahoes.(Submitted on June 7, 2021, by Michael O'Neill of Livermore, Colorado.)
2. Antoine Janis (Fort Collins History Connection). For an excellent summary of the historical context of this early settler, the Fort Collins History Connection provides more detail.
Antoine Janis is believed to have been the first Euro-American settler in Larimer County. Janis was born in Missouri to French parents and his father freighted supplies from(Submitted on June 7, 2021, by Michael O'Neill of Livermore, Colorado.)
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