“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Weld County Colorado Historical Markers

Pvt Joe P. Martinez Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, August 26, 2000
Pvt Joe P. Martinez Marker
Colorado (Weld County), Ault — Pvt Joe P. Martinez World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient July 27, 1920 - May 26, 1943
Private Martinez was mortally wounded on Attu Island after leading a successful charge to capture a mountain pass. He single handedly destroyed more than thirty enemy defenders. For this heroic efforts and supreme sacrifice he was awarded the . . . — Map (db m62783) WM
Colorado (Weld County), Grover — Corner Common to Nebraska and Wyoming on the Colorado State Boundary
Oliver N. Chaffee, U.S. astronomer and surveyor, established this corner monument August 17, 1869, at intersection of the forty-first parallel of north latitude with the twenty-seventh degree of west longitude (west of Washington, D.C.). Art . . . — Map (db m68071) HM
Colorado (Weld County), Loveland — 256 — Loveland Colorado
During its brief but colorful life, Mariano Medina's toll bridge and trading post overflowed with high living and tall tales from the proprietor's fur-trapping days. Built on the Big Thompson River in 1858, astride what would become the Overland . . . — Map (db m89279) HM
Colorado (Weld County), Platteville — Fort Vasquez
In this area along the South Platte River, competing fur companies in the late 1830's established a string of four adobe trading posts -- Fort Vasquez, Fort St. Vrain, Fort Jackson and Fort Lupton traversed by the Old Trapper's Trail which connected . . . — Map (db m89596) HM
Colorado (Weld County), Platteville — Fort Vasquez
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 . . . — Map (db m89597) HM
Colorado (Weld County), Platteville — Fort Vasquez Trading Post 1835 Welcome - Bienvenido - Bonjour
You are standing at the north edge of a historic adobe fort of the fur trade era, founded by Andrew W. Sublette and Pierre Louis Vasquez in 1835 to support trade with the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. These men and their fellow trappers were . . . — Map (db m89619) HM

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