Fort Jackson (5) (1837-1838) - A fur trading post first established in 1837 by Peter Sarpy and Henry Fraeb in Weld County, Colorado. Abandoned in 1838. Also known as Fraeb's Post.
A fur trading post first established in 1837 by Peter Sarpy and Henry Fraeb in Weld County, Colorado for the Pratte, Chouteau Company of St. Louis (the successor to the American Fur Company).
Four trading posts were established along a 15 mile stretch of the South Platte River in present day Weld County. The four posts were competitors for the same furs trapped by both Indians and anglo fur trappers. The primary furs involved were buffalo hides.
These four posts were located roughly midway between Bents Old Fort on the Arkansas River and Fort William (1834-1845) at the junction of the Laramie River and the North Platte River (later known as Fort Laramie).
In 1838 the post was purchased by Ceran St. Vrain and he operated it for only one season before he abandoned the post.
Private property, Weld County, Colorado. Map point may not be accurate.
Location: Near Ione, Weld County, Colorado.
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Lat: 40.148872 Long: -104.8108049
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- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 107-108
- Hart, Herbert M., Tour Guide to Old Western Forts, Pruett Publishing Co., Boulder CO, 1980, ISBN 0-87108-568-2, page 43