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        Bent's Fort | Colorado Experience

        During the height of the fur trade, Bent’s Fort established itself as one of the most important trading posts in the West. As the only major permanent settlement along the Sante Fe Trail, it served as a hub of commercial and cultural exchange for Cheyenne and Arapaho Plains Indians and American trappers, and a stopping point for the United States Army, explorers, and settlers.

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