Fort Vasquez

Fort Vasquez (HM1OL8)

Location: Platteville, CO 80651 Weld County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 11.666', W 104° 49.257'

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Established in 1837 by Louis Vasquez and Andrew W. Sublette.
Maintained until 1842 as a post for trade in buffalo robes and beaver skins with Arapahoes and Cheyennes. Rendezvous of early trappers. Emigrant station on Platte River Trail after Gold Rush of 1859.
HM NumberHM1OL8
Year Placed1932
Placed ByThe State Historical Society of Colorado and the State Civil Service Employees of Colorado
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Date Added Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 515240 N 4449353
Decimal Degrees40.19443333, -104.82095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 11.666', W 104° 49.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 11' 39.96" N, 104° 49' 15.42" W
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Area Code(s)970, 303
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13412 US-85, Platteville CO 80651, US
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