Photos of Local Historic Places
The Bent County Courthouse is the oldest courthouse still in use in the
state. It was built in 1887. Photo by Patti Nickell.
The Rocky Ford Historical Museum built in 1908, is on the National Register
of Historic Places. Photo by Dianna Hendren.
Bent's Old Fort Gate, located north of La Junta on Colorado Highway 194 at
the entrance to the National Historical Site of Bent's Old Fort. The
DAR marker was moved from its original location on a farm adjoining the fort
to the west. The marker sits on a pedestal to the west of the stone
archway. Photo by Pam Kuhns-Valdez.
Kiva is near the Otero Junior College in La Junta. One of the
large murals in the La Junta Koshare Kiva was a gift of the chapter.
The scout leader, founder of the Koshare Indians, was "Buck" Burshears whose mother Laura Burshears was a member of the La
Junta Chapter. The kiva was built by Hendren Construction. Ground was broken for the kiva construction on October 3,