By Jolie Anderson Gallagher

during the 1800s, explorers braved brutal climate and adverse enemies, hiking in the course of the towering mountains and fertile valleys at the ragged fringe of civilization. those early pioneers outfitted stockades, buying and selling posts, army camps and miniature citadels that will form the country of Colorado for generations to come back. because the settlers struggled to outlive determined occasions, financial depressions and bloody wars, a few of these old outposts may turn into Colorado's towns, colleges, hospitals and museums, whereas others could sink again into the dust from which they got here. sign up for writer Jolie Anderson Gallagher as she chronicles the tales of the forts and the early explorers, fur trappers, squaddies and other halves who developed and occupied them.

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