The Bent County/Las Animas Cemetery has been a significant community burial ground for over 160 years, serving as the final resting place for numerous notable figures in Colorado history. Among those interred there is William Bent, a renowned fur trader who, along with his brother, constructed and operated the legendary Bent’s Fort. A faithful replica of the 1840s adobe fort now stands as a National Historic Site. Additionally, the cemetery is home to the remains of Amache Prowers, a highly influential Cheyenne woman who married into the Prowers family. The Prowers were early settlers of Colorado, residing in close proximity to Boggsville, which adjoins the cemetery today. The Bent County/Las Animas Cemetery is an essential piece of Colorado history, providing a solemn and meaningful place for reflection and remembrance of the notable figures who helped shape the state.
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