Fort Uncompahgre

May 17-18, 2014 – We attended an open house at Fort Uncompahgre near Delta, CO.  The fort is a re-creation of one of Antoine Robideaux’ fur trading posts.  It was in operation from 1828 -1844.  I ran the blacksmith shop and worked as fort carpenter.  Violet did a mess of cooking for us all.  Fort Uncompahgre was built by Bill Bailey back in the 1990’s and is in need of some repair and revitalization.  Violet and I were invited by Bill along with Sam Piscotta, Michael Schaubs, Tom Karnuta, Jim Sebastian, Steve Chin, Darko, and Tracker to help bring the fort back to life.  We helped Bill put the finishing touches on his Red River cart.1238737_10201854228338869_2936273335797331391_n 1376350_10201854224058762_776548904760036480_n 1511615_10201854224378770_8936557246342145511_o 10290645_10201854229978910_195535167481518182_n 10308122_10201854229778905_4126759591669985486_n 10346210_10201854231458947_6348572151638539909_n 10390206_10201854224138764_2143185757067970538_n

About Gabe the Shootist

I am retired from public service, a trained gunsmith, pump mechanic, an old pipeliner, passable electrician, carpenter, truck driver, amateur blacksmith, proof reader, experienced hunter, shooter, reloader, avid canoeist, Renaissance man, jack of all trades, all around good guy (with the caveat: I won't be insulted, lied to or laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them.).
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