Bent's Fort Was the First Major Stopping Point on the Santa Fe Trail.


The Fort Is Restored Based on Drawings by a Draftsman Who Left These Pictures.


Detailed Drawings of Both the Inside and the Outside of the Fort Were Left.


Oxcart and Covered Wagon.


The Fort Was a Peaceful Settlement and Was Never Attacked.




Bell Tower.






Fur Trading Was a Major Factor in Settling the West.


Indians, Mexicans, and Settlers Came to the Fort To Trade.


Famous Western Characters Such as Kit Carsen Came Here.










The Blacksmith Shop Was Important for Repairing the Wagons.


The Bellows for the Forge.


There Was a Metal and Woodworking Shop To Repair Wagon Wheels & Spokes.




The Well.











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