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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Prowers County, Colorado

 
Clickable Map of Prowers County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Prowers County, CO (13) Baca County, CO (2) Bent County, CO (7) Kiowa County, CO (31) Greeley County, KS (1) Hamilton County, KS (2) Stanton County, KS (6)  ProwersCounty(13) Prowers County (13)  BacaCounty(2) Baca County (2)  BentCounty(7) Bent County (7)  KiowaCounty(31) Kiowa County (31)  GreeleyCountyKansas(1) Greeley County (1)  HamiltonCounty(2) Hamilton County (2)  StantonCounty(6) Stanton County (6)
Lamar is the county seat for Prowers County
Adjacent to Prowers County, Colorado
      Baca County (2)  
      Bent County (7)  
      Kiowa County (31)  
      Greeley County, Kansas (1)  
      Hamilton County, Kansas (2)  
      Stanton County, Kansas (6)  
 
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1Colorado (Prowers County), Granada — Amache - Granada Relocation Center
Marker No. 1: Amache During the first months of World II, the United States Government ordered over 110,000 men, women, and children of Japanese descent to leave their homes, and incarcerated them in remote, military-style camps. . . . Map (db m62111) HM
2Colorado (Prowers County), Granada — Amache Remembered
(Front) Dedicated to the 31 patriotic Japanese Americans who volunteered from Amache and dutifully gave their lives in World War II, to the approximately 7000 persons who were relocated at Amache, and to the 120 who died there during . . . Map (db m82732) HM WM
3Colorado (Prowers County), Granada — Granada Relocation Center (Amache)
Granda Relocation Center (Amache) has been designated a National Historic Landmark (A close Japanese translation:) . . . Map (db m70747) HM
4Colorado (Prowers County), Lamar — Experience the Past on the Santa Fe Trail
Location, Location, Location Thousands of caravans used the Santa Fe Trail between 1821 and 1880. The trail clung close to the Arkansas River for hundreds of miles across the open plains. The Arkansas Valley offered gentle terrain . . . Map (db m106937) HM
5Colorado (Prowers County), Lamar — Madonna of the Trail
(Front Panel) N.S.D.A.R. Memorial to the Pioneer Mothers of the Covered Wagon Days (Right Side Panel) A place of historical lore noted for Indian lodges; shelter from storm and heat; food supply for beast; bivouac . . . Map (db m106897) HM
6Colorado (Prowers County), Lamar — Santa Fe Trail1822 - 1872
The Santa Fe Trail was the main trade route between Franklin MO and Santa Fe NM. The main part of the trail was 780 miles long. Thousands of freight wagons rumbled along the trail each year, except for the winter months. The trail passes several . . . Map (db m106939) HM
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7Colorado (Prowers County), Lamar — Welcome to Colorado - Lamar Country
Welcome to Colorado Colorado’s vast plains, rugged mountains, and grand plateaus, so magnificent in their beauty and variety, seem at times to overshadow the state’s history and people. But look closely. The story of Colorado is every . . . Map (db m106936) HM
8Colorado (Prowers County), Wiley — A Vital Link
Bent's New Fort links the continuous story of southeastern Colorado-from the development of the Santa Fe Trail, to the occupation of Bent's Old Fort, to the construction of Fort Wise, to the disintegration of human relationships following the . . . Map (db m181871) HM
9Colorado (Prowers County), Wiley — Bent’s New Fort
The site of Bent’s New Fort built by William W. Bent in 1853 as an Indian trading post. Sold to the US Government, 1859. Buildings added one mile west and named Fort Wise in 1860. Re-named Fort Lyon in 1861. Fort moved . . . Map (db m180841) HM
10Colorado (Prowers County), Wiley — Bent’s Trading Post at Big Timbers
Today the image of buffalo herds moving across the plains is only a memory. For William Bent, buffalo were a means to an end in which he traded with Plains Indians and sustained his business. Bent relied on Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Comanche . . . Map (db m180904) HM
11Colorado (Prowers County), Wiley — His Final Fort
In 1859 William Bent once again found the military on his doorstep. This time the army was charged with defending emigrants and gold seekers. Tens of thousands of people came to Colorado seeking gold, then demanded protection along the Santa . . . Map (db m180928) HM
12Colorado (Prowers County), Wiley — Tragedy and Restoration
Bent Family Beginnings The entrepreneurial spirit of William and Charles Bent and Ceran St. Vrain brought them to the banks of the Arkansas River where they built Bent's Old Fort in 1833. Mutual respect, intermarriage, and . . . Map (db m185030) HM
13Colorado (Prowers County), Wiley — Why a Massacre?
I saw the American flag waving and heard Black Kettle tell the Indians to stand around the flag. I also saw a white flag raised. These...were in such a conspicuous position they could not have been missed. -Robert Bent, son of William . . . Map (db m181015) HM
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Dec. 3, 2022