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Near Firestone in Weld County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Junction

 
 
Fort Junction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2018
1. Fort Junction Marker
Inscription.

This memorial is the
property of the state of Colorado.

Two Hundred feet due east
of this point stood
Fort Junction
a sod enclosure erected in 1864
by the pioneers of Boulder and
St. Vrain Valleys as a protection
against hostile Indians.
Garrisoned by the Home Guards.

 
Erected 1939 by the State Historical Society of Colorado from the Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation and by the Tri-Town Lions Club (Frederick, Dacono and Firestone) and the Runn Commuity.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
 
Location. 40° 9.577′ N, 104° 58.641′ W. Marker is near Firestone, Colorado, in Weld County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 25 Frontage Road south of State Road 119. Touch for map. Located at the Longmont RTD Park & Ride parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Longmont CO 80504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Vasquez / Fort Vasquez Country (approx. 8.6 miles away); Fort Vasquez (approx. 8.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Vasquez
View from rear of marker towards former location of the Fort. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2018
2. View from rear of marker towards former location of the Fort.
(approx. 8.6 miles away); Fort Vasquez Trading Post (approx. 8.6 miles away); Fort Lupton (approx. 9.8 miles away); Columbine Mine / Coal Field Country (approx. 11.2 miles away); Kettle Dry Goods Store (approx. 12.6 miles away); City Hall (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Fort Junction. The Lower Boulder St. Vrain Valley Home Guard, a volunteer militia organization during the war, constructed a sod fortress called Fort Junction between 1863 and 1865 during the Colorado War, also known as the Indian War. Today, St. Vrain State Park occupies the land where Fort Junction was built.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
View of Fort Junction Marker looking west towards Interstate 25. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2018
3. View of Fort Junction Marker looking west towards Interstate 25.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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