National and State Register

Fort St. Vrain Monument

Weld County

The Centennial Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a commemorative monument on the site of Fort St. Vrain near Platteville in 1911.  The monument was the first in an ongoing series of over 100 commemorative markers in Colorado erected by the DAR through its local chapters.

A black and white photo of a monolith surrounded by people posing for the shot in early 20th century garb.

Fort St. Vrain Monument

Such monuments served to remind local residents and visitors of past events and personages through direct association with specific sites of importance.  Often the monument itself is the only physical connection to the event or personage.  Such dedicated sites provide historical geographic context and help to establish and maintain community identity in the face of change.