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    Bent's Old Fort

    National Historic Site Colorado

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35110 Highway 194 East
La Junta, CO 81050-9523

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719-383-5010

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Did You Know?

Women cleaing chickens for cooking

The first white woman didn’t arrive at Bent’s Fort until 1846, 13 years after its establishment. Unlike the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail was basically a freight road, men driving freight wagons. That started to change after the Mexican War when New Mexico became U.S. territory.