pike: Old West is still alive at Bent Old Fort - 05/21/07 10:23 PM
"History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are."
This quote from David McCullough reminds me how much Colorado's past has influenced its present. Nowhere is this more evident than at Bents Old Fort. This reconstructed site near La Junta was the major trading fort on the Santa Fe Trail during the 1830's. Now it's a living national historic site, with the emphasis on living.
Last fall we visited the Explorers Encampment at the fort.  If you have never seen the fort, it's an incredible adobe structure overlooking the Arkansas … (1 comments)

 
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