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Francisco Fort Museum was established in 1958 utilizing the original adobe structure that was Francisco Fort Plaza, a fortified trading post, built when the area was still a territory in 1862. The Town of La Veta grew up around the Plaza and today the Museum boasts eight historic structures that house the historic artifacts of Huerfano County. Francisco Fort is the only original adobe fort still standing in Colorado. The Museum is supported by the residents of La Veta. Exhibits include information and artifacts on the Ute, Jicarilla Apache and Comanche Nations, Hispano and Anglo settlers and the rich history of ranching, mining and other industry that built Huerfano County.. A number of events and activities are held throughout the year and educational outreach is a prime objective. The find of the prehistoric hearth in the Plaza is a reminder that there is still much to learn about the history of Huerfano County.

Francisco Fort Museum

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