Bent's Old Fort Nat. Historic Site
|William and Charles Bent, along with Ceran St. Vrain, built the original fort on this site in 1833 to trade with plains Indians and trappers. The adobe fort quickly became the center of the Bent, St.Vrain Company's expanding trade empire that included Fort St. Vrain to the north and Fort Adobe to the south, along with|
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company stores in Mexico at Taos and
Santa Fe. The primary trade was with the Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho
Indians for buffalo robes.