kids encyclopedia robot

Fort Uncompahgre facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Fort Uncompahgre
Trading post and fort
Nickname(s): 
Fort Robidoux
Country United States
State Colorado
County Delta
Nearest town Delta

Fort Uncompahgre was a fur trading post constructed in 1828 by Antoine Robidoux, a trader based out of Mexican Santa Fe. The post was situated about two miles down from the confluence of the Gunnison River and the Uncompahgre River, near the present day community of Delta, Colorado. Its design was more to secure goods and livestock than to be defensive, and was abandoned in 1844 when hostilities broke out between Ute and Mexicans.

A reconstruction of this fur trading post is open to the public, although the precise location of the original site has been lost and little is known about the construction or layout of the fort.

kids search engine
Fort Uncompahgre Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.