Sand Creek

The Corazon de los Caminos and Bent’s Fort chapters of the Santa Fe Trail Association will meet Saturday, Oct. 19 to tour Bent’s New Fort and the Sand Creek Massacre Site.

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a presentation at Bent’s New Fort: Eight miles west of Lamar on Hwy 50, then south 1.5 miles. Look for the signs.

The chapters will then travel to the Sand Creek Massacre National Monument site for lunch (bring your own). At 1 p.m., a presentation will explore the site, its history, and its significance.  November 29 will mark the 155th anniversary of the event.

In addition to your lunch, bring a chair, water, hat, bug spray, sunscreen, a hat and comfortable walking shoes.

For more information, call 505-660-6532 or 719-469-1894.

Sand Creek tragic event of November 29, 1864 changed the course of Great Plains history forever

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