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Fort Lupton in Weld County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fort Lupton

 
 
Fort Lupton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2018
1. Fort Lupton Marker
Inscription.
This memorial is the
property of the State of Colorado


Due west mile is the site of
Fort Lupton
Established in 1836 by
Lieut. Lancaster P. Lupton
A rendezvous of the early fur trappers
visited by Fremont and Kit Carson in 1843
Farming begun here in the early forties
Overland Stage station and refuge
from Indians in the sixties

 
Erected 1929 by the State Historical Society of Colorado from the Mrs. J. N. Hall Foundation and by the Thursday Afternoon Club, citizens and pioneers of Fort Lupton.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
 
Location. 40° 5.911′ N, 104° 48.657′ W. Marker is in Fort Lupton, Colorado, in Weld County. Marker is on CanAm Highway (U.S. 85) 1.2 miles south of County Route 18, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: CanAm Highway, Fort Lupton CO 80621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Vasquez / Fort Vasquez Country (approx. 6.6 miles away); Fort Vasquez
Fort Lupton Marker looking south on U.S. Highway 85, the CanAm Highway. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2018
2. Fort Lupton Marker looking south on U.S. Highway 85, the CanAm Highway.
(approx. 6.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Vasquez (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fort Vasquez Trading Post (approx. 6.7 miles away); Dedicated to the Pioneer Spirit of our Early Settlers (approx. 7.9 miles away); Fort Junction (approx. 9.8 miles away); Columbine Mine / Coal Field Country (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fort Wiki on Fort Lupton (includes photos). (Submitted on June 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
Fort Lupton Marker looking west. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 30, 2018
3. Fort Lupton Marker looking west.
 
 
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 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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