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Fort Uncompahgre: Trading Post could become a beehive of activity

First Draft: Trading post could become beehive of activity again SPECIAL TO THE SENTINEL/Interpretive Association of Western Colorado—Living-history actors are shown last year at Fort Uncompahgre. The replica of a trading post is at Confluence Park in Delta, several miles upstream from where Antoine Robidoux, a 34-year-old trader from Missouri, established the post in 1828… read more →

OPEN HOUSE Fort Uncompahgre May 17 & 18

Finding a New Purpose for Fort Uncompahgre Open to the Public – FREE Date: Saturday May 17th & Sunday 18th – 10-3PM Location: Fort Uncompahgre, Delta, CO Hosted by: Interpretive Association of Western Colorado & the City of Delta Robidoux’s Post Encampment – Step back in time with us as we explore the first trading.. read more →

Fort Uncompahgre/North Branch Old Spanish Trail

Proposed Interpretive Site and Old Spanish Trail Project, Delta, Colorado Fort Uncompahgre will come alive as William Bailey and a group of professional interpreters will spend Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18 at Fort Uncompahgre reenacting the day in the life at Fort Uncompahgre. The two day event will feature excellent fur trade interpreters.. read more →

IAWC Spring Newletter

IAWC Newsletter Template Spring 2014final read more →

History Colorado Survey/Planning Grant For More Hanging Flume Work

IAWC will be administering a grant this fall awarded by History Colorado for additional work on the Hanging Flume. The total project amount is $161,686. The project will focus on addressing unknown aspects of the Hanging Flume construction so that future preservation opportunities for the site and structure can be developed within the 2005 SHF-master.. read more →

Old Spanish Trail Talk Highlights Annual Meeting

Jon Horn of Alpine Archeology in Montrose presented new information on the north fork of the Old Spanish Trail at IAWC’s annual meeting March 20.  Contracted by BLM, Horn researched and found physical evidence of 76 miles of trail in Colorado and over 200 miles in Utah. “Delta County has some of the best examples.. read more →

Escalante Canyon Talk and Tour Highlights Pioneer Spirit

The Ben Lowe-Cash Sampson shootout, livestock wars, the trail followed by Delta bank robbers and descriptions of homesteading life were some of the stories heard by the 140 attendees at the Pioneer Spirit of Escalante Canyon talk on March 13, 2014 and by 66 people on the tour of the Canyon Homestead sites on March.. read more →

Hanging Flume Work Receives 2014 History Colorado Award

The 2014 Stephen H. Hart award was given to IAWC, Anthony & Associates and the Bureau of Land Management by History Colorado on February 5, 2014 for the ambitious project to rebuild a portion of the historic flume above the San Miguel River. The award recognized an innovative effort at reconstructing history. The project to.. read more →