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Bents Old Fort - National Historic Site

They Came To Build

In 1975 the federal government began the authentic reconstruction of Bent's Old Fort on the Santa Fe Trail. In July 1976, after laying a zillions bricks, the State of Colorado joined the National Park Service in dedicating the completed project. Step by step, from archaeological excavation to the last coat of stucco, is recorded on this film. This part of the program is 25 minutes in length. Castle on The Plain Here is the epic story of one family's involvement in the tumultuous past of the Southwest. It is the story of traders...of Indians...of mountain men...of Texas and Mexico of war and peace. Castle on the Plain uses "Bent Fort" as a jumping off place to explore all that went before. This part of the tape is 31 minutes. Total tape run time is 56 minutes.
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