Fort Sangre

           de Cristo

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Other Names: Spanish Fort

Dates used: 1819 - 1821

Location of Fort: La Veta, CO

Use: Military




Established in 1819 on a hill near the mouth of Oak Creek on the Huerfano River.  The fort was to guard the Sangre de Cristo pass on the Taos Trail from an American invasion of Mexican territory.

For more information see:

American Forts Network (internet)

Encyclopedia of Historic Forts

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