Pike's Stockade

Pike's Stockade (HMF09)

Location: Sanford, CO 81151 Conejos County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 17.631', W 105° 48.631'

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Near here, on the banks of the Conejos River, Zebulon M. Pike built a log stockade in early February, 1807, and for the first time raised an American flag over what is now Colorado. Pike's trek of 1806-07 was the second official United States expedition into the lands of the Louisiana Purchase, acquired in 1803. Exploring the southern region of the new territory, Pike crossed into the San Luis Valley in January, 1807. On February 26, at the stockade, he and his men were arrested by Spanish dragoons for illegally entering New Spain. They were escorted to Santa Fe where they arrived on April 2, 1807, for questioning. They were detained for a few months in Chihuahua after which they were able to return to the States, crossing the Rio Grande River on June 1. The stockade was reconstructed by the Colorado Historical Society in 1952.
HM NumberHMF09
Series This marker is part of the Colorado: History Colorado series, and the National Historic Landmarks series.
Marker Number43
Year Placed1936
Placed ByThe Colorado Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 7:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 428161 N 4127778
Decimal Degrees37.29385000, -105.81051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.631', W 105° 48.631'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 37.86" N, 105° 48' 37.86" W
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Area Code(s)719
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16000 Co Rd 24, Sanford CO 81151, US
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