Fort Garland

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Dates used: 1858 - 1883

Location of Fort: Fort Garland, CO

Use: Military

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Established on June 24, 1858 to control the Apache and Ute Indians and guard the Sangre de Cristo Pass.  The fort was abandoned on November 30, 1883 when the garrison was transferred to Fort Lewis 2.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

Forts of the West

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