Bent’s Fort Chapter Members to Tour Local Historic Sites

“Park Guide Teri Jobe welcomes visitors to the Sand Creek Massacre NHS” Photo: NPS/John Launius




On Saturday, October 19, Bent’s Fort Chapter members will gather at 9:30am at Bent’s New Fort. Bent’s New Fort is located 11 miles east of Lamar, CO off Hwy 50. Pat Palmer will give a presentation beginning at 10 am. After his talk the group will travel to the Sand Creek Massacre National Monument site for lunch at noon.

At 1pm we’ll meet Teri Jobe, Interpretive Park Guide, at the Site. She will give a talk focusing on the events in the mid-1800’s that led to the massacre at Sand Creek in 1864. The quickly changing circumstances on the plains of Colorado led to rising tensions among the native tribes and white settlers who lived there. Parts of the history will be given from the point of view of George Bent, who was a survivor of the massacre.  The Sand Creek Massacre Site is located 24 miles east of Eads, CO, off of Hwy 96.

As the presentation will be on Monument Hill we can bring along chairs for the talk. Be sure to bring along a “brown bag” lunch, plenty of water, hat, and sunscreen. You will need to dress accordingly for the weather.  Note, as the Site is now on winter hours we will not be able to take the Bluff Trail.

Membership in the Bent’s Fort Chapter is $15 per year. The Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the Santa Fe Trail and to promote awareness of the historical legacy associated with it. For more information on the event, please call Pat Palmer at 719-931-4323


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