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Bent's Old Fort Cemetery
La Junta
Otero County
Colorado  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
For many the hardship of life ended here at Bent's Fort. Of the thirteen graves located in this cemetery, twelve are unmarked and covered with adobe bricks while Dorris' grave is covered with limestone and marked

"In the evening another Missouri volunteerr died and was buried. They were obliged to cover the graves with prickly pear, or rocks, to prevent the wolves from tearing the bodies out of the ground..." Lt. Abert, U.S. Army of the West, 1847.

The cemetery is located just outside the walls of the fort in the Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site.
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Bent's Old Fort Cemetery
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