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View from marker towards the Fort Uncompahgre Interpretive Center and fort. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, July 8, 2018
View from marker towards the Fort Uncompahgre Interpretive Center and fort.
Colorado (Delta County), Delta — Fort Uncompahgre
Near North Palmer Street north of Confluence Drive, on the right when traveling north.
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 . . . — Map (db m120059) HM
Colorado (Delta County), Delta — Ute Council Tree
On G96 Lane at 1550 Road, on the left when traveling west on G96 Lane.
This ancient tree was once part of a grove of native cottonwoods under which the local Ute Indians would camp and hold council prior to 1881. An Indian trail passed nearby. It has been identified as the Ute Council Tree since 1930, when the local . . . — Map (db m119897) HM
Colorado (Delta County), Delta — Western Slope Agriculture / Delta County
On North Palmer Street 0.1 miles north of Confluence Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Western Slope Agriculture According to an 1888 U.S. Department of Agriculture report, western Colorado's thin soils, high altitude, and lack of rainfall rendered the region totally unfit for cultivation. The documentís author apparently . . . — Map (db m120123) HM

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