|Publisher:||Western Reflections Publishing Co.|
|Place Published:||Ouray, CO|
|Genre:||Biographies & Memoirs|
Summary: "Antoine Robidoux, equally at home in the wilderness or a governor's mansion, carved a vast fur trading empire that covered modern day western Colorado and eastern Utah out of the wilderness. He opened up new trading routes and was one of the first white men to befriend the Ute Indians living there. Ken Reyher gives details of daily life in the early 1800's and how the declining beaver trade led to a decline of the forts but prepared the way for settlers. Learn about the reconstruction of Robidoux's Fort Uncompahgre, now a living history museum which you can visit in Delta, Colorado. Put this book on your "must read" list! It's interesting, informative and factual."