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Fort Uncompahgre

 
 
Fort Uncompahgre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 8, 2018
1. Fort Uncompahgre Marker
Inscription.  
One of the many trading posts built by
Antoine (Anton French) Robidoux,
First built around 1828 at the juncture of the
Grand (Gunnison) and Uncompahgre Rivers
then a territory of Mexico and Ute Indian country
on the well traveled "Old Spanish Route" that
ended in Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Kit Carson, Robert B. Lee and Joe Meek were
frequent visitors. The fort remained until Sept.
1844, when most of the occupants were killed
in an attack by the Ute Indians. Constructed
at Delta, Colorado in 1990, this living, working
museum is open to the public.

 
Erected 2004 by the Al Packer Chapter 100 Colorado E. Clampus Vitus and the City of Delta Colorado.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 44.961′ N, 108° 4.436′ W. Marker is in Delta, Colorado, in Delta County. Marker can be reached from North Palmer Street north of Confluence Drive, on the right when traveling north
View from marker towards the Fort Uncompahgre Interpretive Center and fort. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 8, 2018
2. View from marker towards the Fort Uncompahgre Interpretive Center and fort.
. Located near the Fort Uncompahgre Interpretive Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 North Palmer Street, Delta CO 81416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Western Slope Agriculture / Delta County (within shouting distance of this marker); Ute Council Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Fort Uncompahgre history. (Submitted on July 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Replica of Fort Uncompahgre image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 8, 2018
3. Replica of Fort Uncompahgre
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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