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Unearthing the Past at Bent’s New Fort

Unearthing the Past at Bent’s New Fort

  Several local students and some from the archeology department at the University of Colroado, Colorado Springs, were at the dig site of Bent’s New Fort earlier this month.  Under the guidance of Richard Carrillo of Cuartelejo HP Associates of La junta, the students used small shovels and metal detectors to probe the remains of […]

Boggsville Cleanup Day

Boggsville Cleanup Day

On Saturday April 13, 2013, 35 members of the Bent’s Fort Chapter (BFC) of the Santa Fe Trail Association met at Boggsville Historic Site in Las Animas for a work day to help get the site ready for the 2013 season. Members raked leaves, cleaned windows, dusted, and spruced the place up. Lunch was provided […]

Presentation on Bent County History

Presentation on Bent County History

On February 19th, the citizens of Bent County will have an opportunity to hear about the results of a recent survey of historic and prehistoric resources in the county. In 2011 and 2012, a team of archaeologists and historians, led by Richard Carrillo of Cuartelejo HP & Associates of La Junta, documented over twenty rural […]