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    Bent's Old Fort

    National Historic Site Colorado

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The following news releases have been issued by Bent's Old Fort Historic Site. All press inquiries should be directed to the Chief Ranger at (719) 383-5024.

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.