Bent's Old Fort: Reconstructing the Castle on the Plains
The original post is documented to have been in existence in 1833 and was the
largest of all trading posts in the mountain-plains region. Click
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fort and its reconstruction.
Historic Plants at Bent's Fort 1845 - 1846
Many travelers along the Santa Fe Trail wrote about the plants they saw along the way. The
flowers pictured here were listed by Lt. J. W. Abert, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and
others as growing in the vicinity of the Fort in the 1840s.
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