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Welcome to Boggsville

Boggsville captures an array of historical themes, persons and events. It encompasses the Santa Fe Trail throughout its entire period between 1867 and 1873. Kit Carson lived the last year of his life at Boggsville and died three miles across the Arkansas River at Fort Lyon. Boggsville served as the first county seat of Bent County after its formation in 1870. Thomas Boggs, for whom the site is named, served as Bent County's sheriff. John Prowers served as a county commissioner. As a major site on the Santa Fe Trail throughout the 1860s into the early 1870s, Boggsville served as the nucleus of permanent settlement in southeastern Colorado and represented a microcosm of the events that contributed to the forming of the American Southwest.


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