Colorado Forts: Historic Outposts on the Wild Frontier by Jolie Anderson Gallagher

By Jolie Anderson Gallagher

through the 1800s, explorers braved brutal climate and adverse enemies, hiking during 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 might form the kingdom 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 could turn into Colorado's towns, colleges, hospitals and museums, whereas others might sink again into the dust from which they got here. subscribe to writer Jolie Anderson Gallagher as she chronicles the tales of the forts and the early explorers, fur trappers, squaddies and better halves who built and occupied them.

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