Yes, this is Colorado: Discover canyons, grasslands and chilling history in state’s southeastern corner

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Yes, this is Colorado: Discover canyons, grasslands and chilling history in state’s southeastern corner

The entrance to Bent’s Old Fort near La Junta is a short, flat walk from the parking area. The trading post was opened along the Santa Fe Trail in 1833 by brothers Charles and William Bent and their partner, Ceran St. Vrain. It was on the north side of the Arkansas River, which at the time was the border with Mexico. The fort drew fur traders from the Rocky Mountains, Native American and Mexican traders and pioneers.
The Edler School was built as a WPA (Works Progress Administration) project in 1937. Founded in 1916, the town reached a peak population of 25 in 1932. Today, the sandstone building in the middle of the Comanche National Grassland in Baca County houses residences. Several WPA projects are scattered in the region.

Yes, this is Colorado: Discover canyons, grasslands and chilling history in state’s southeastern corner

The entrance to Bent’s Old Fort near La Junta is a short, flat walk from the parking area. The trading post was opened along the Santa Fe Trail in 1833 by brothers Charles and William Bent and their partner, Ceran St. Vrain. It was on the north side of the Arkansas River, which at the time was the border with Mexico. The fort drew fur traders from the Rocky Mountains, Native American and Mexican traders and pioneers.
The Edler School was built as a WPA (Works Progress Administration) project in 1937. Founded in 1916, the town reached a peak population of 25 in 1932. Today, the sandstone building in the middle of the Comanche National Grassland in Baca County houses residences. Several WPA projects are scattered in the region.
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