Eastern Mojave Vegetation Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, Otero County, Colorado.
 
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Strategically located for trade with Southern Plains Indians, and the principal stop on the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail, the post was the hub of a vast trading network in the 1833-46 era, and a rendezvous for military parties. While a reconstruction of the fort was erected on the original foundations, only the graveyard and archeological sites are part of the National Historic Landmark.


Elevation: 3996ft, 1218m.

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Date and time this article was prepared:12:12:06 PM, 5/18/2017.