Near Platteville in Weld County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
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 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Vasquez (a few steps from this marker); Fort Vasquez / Fort Vasquez Country (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Vasquez Trading Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Lupton (approx. 6.7 miles away); Fort Junction (approx. 8.6 miles away); Evans (approx. 14 miles away); Columbine Mine / Coal Field Country (approx. 16.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Fort Vasquez - FortWiki. In (Submitted on October 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Colorado Daughters of the American Revolution - Fort Vasquez History. (Submitted on July 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.