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

Fort Vasquez

 
 
Fort Vasquez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 19, 2015
1. Fort Vasquez Marker
Inscription.
Established in 1837 by Louis Vasquez and Andrew W. Sublette.
Maintained until 1842 as a post for trade in buffalo robes and beaver skins with Arapahoes and Cheyennes. Rendezvous of early trappers. Emigrant station on Platte River Trail after Gold Rush of 1859.

 
Erected 1932 by The State Historical Society of Colorado and the State Civil Service Employees of Colorado.
 
Location. 40° 11.666′ N, 104° 49.257′ W. Marker is near Platteville, Colorado, in Weld County. Marker is on U.S. 85 near 13412 U.S. Highway 85, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Platteville CO 80651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Vasquez (a few steps from this marker); Fort Vasquez Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Also see . . .  Fort Vasquez - FortWiki. In operation the post was run by Louis Vasquez, Andrew Sublette transported the trade goods and furs to and from St. Louis. It took as many 22 employees to run the post and the trading/trapping operations. The operation was not a financial success because of the competition
Fort Vasquez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 19, 2015
2. Fort Vasquez Marker
in the immediate vicinity.
(Submitted on October 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesIndustry & CommerceNative Americans
 
An early reconstruction of Fort Vasquez image. Click for full size.
By J. Perry
3. An early reconstruction of Fort Vasquez
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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