Fort Crawford

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Other Names: Cantonment on the Uncompahgre

Dates used: 1880 - 1890

Location of Fort: Colona, CO

Use: Military




Established on July 21, 1880 to control the Ute Indians and transfer them to Utah.  The last of Crawford's troops left on December 31, 1890, one day after the reservation was transferred to the Department of the Interior and sold at public auction.

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American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Forts of the West

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