Dates used: 1862 -
Location of Fort: La Veta, CO
Use: Military and trading
Established in 1862 as an Indian defense but no problems developed with them. The structure served as a trading post, railroad depot, fortified defense, and a rendezvous for trappers, prospectors, and military scouts.
For more information see:
American Forts Network (internet)
Encyclopedia of Historic Forts
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