(About 15 miles east)Named for Charles (1799-1847) and William Bent (1809-1869), famed for frontier trading with mountain men and "wild" Indians. As early as 1835 they came from their headquarters near present La Junta, Colo., to trade with the Kiowas and Comanches along the Canadian River, in this vicinity. They built at least three posts along the river and tributary creeks; most permanent post was Fort Adobe, built 1843-1844. In the ruins of this fort (NE of here) Kit Carson fought his last big Indian battle (1864), and buffalo hunters and Indians fought the Battle of Adobe Walls in 1874.
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|Placed By||State Historical Survey Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 281383 N 3958263|
|Decimal Degrees||35.74411667, -101.41761667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 44.647', W 101° 25.057'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 44' 38.82" N, 101° 25' 3.42" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near TX-152, Borger TX 79007, US|
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