Fort Vasquez Restoration – Platteville CO

Description

“Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette built an adobe fort on this site about 1835 as part of their fur trading enterprise. The two sold the fort in 1841 and it was abandoned a year later. In the late 1930s, the Works Progress Administration reconstructed the adobe fort using the small portions of the
remaining walls and the limited information available regarding the size and plan of the original. The Colorado Historical Society operates the property as a museum.”   (www.historycolorado.org)

Source notes

www.historycolorado.org/sites/default/files/files/OAHP/.../1622.pdf

http://www.historycolorado.org/museums/fort-vasquez-museum

Project originally submitted by The Living New Deal on April 27, 2013.
Additional contributions by Brent McKee.

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Location Info


13412 U. S. Highway 85
Platteville, CO 80651

Coordinates: 40.194483, -104.820772

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