National and State Register

White-Indian Contact Site

Moffat County

The site is believed to be a contact point with Native Americans and possibly the location of Fort Davy Crockett, a fur trading post dating from the mid 1830s. 

The isolated valley known as Brown’s Hole was a favorite rendezvous and wintering ground for trappers.  For several years after the fort was abandoned in 1840, fur traders continued to rendezvous at the location.