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Near Wiley in Prowers County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Bentís New Fort

 
 
Bentís New Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, August 30, 2021
1. Bentís New Fort Marker
Inscription.  
The site of

Bentís New Fort

built by William W. Bent in 1853
as an Indian trading post.
Sold to the US Government, 1859.
Buildings added one mile west
and named Fort Wise in 1860.
Re-named Fort Lyon in 1861.
Fort moved farther west, 1867.

 
Erected 1942 by State Historical Society of Colorado; Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation; Lamar Junior Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 38° 5.648′ N, 102° 45.626′ W. Marker is near Wiley, Colorado, in Prowers County. Marker can be reached from County Highway 35.25 south of County Highway JJ. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wiley CO 81092, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Why a Massacre? (within shouting distance of this marker); His Final Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); A Vital Link (within shouting distance of this marker); Bentís Trading Post at Big Timbers
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(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tragedy and Restoration (about 700 feet away); Madonna of the Trail (approx. 7.7 miles away); Welcome to Colorado - Lamar Country (approx. 7.7 miles away); Experience the Past on the Santa Fe Trail (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wiley.
 
Also see . . .  Bents New Fort article. (Submitted on September 1, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin.)
 
Bentís New Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, August 30, 2021
2. Bentís New Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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