Fort Morgan, Colorado Collection, 1867-1990
Collection consists of photocopies of maps, drawings and official documents, as well as typescript histories pertaining to the town of Fort Morgan, Colorado. Established 1865 on the South Platte River with the purpose of protecting the stage route between the Missouri River and Denver, the post was initially known as Camp Wardell. The name was later changed to Fort Morgan in 1866. The post was abandoned in 1868. The town of Fort Morgan was established on the site of the fort, and is still in existence today. Titles included: "My pre-emption on Bijou Hill," and "Old west lives again." Part of the Mini-MSS Collection.
Scoville, Carol G; gift, 1990.
Fort Morgan, Colorado Collection, MSS.1386, History Colorado, Denver, Colorado.