|ANTOINE ROBIDOUX and Fort Uncompahgre by Ken Reyher|
|by Ken Reyher
The Story of a Western Colorado Fur Trader.
front cover painting "Paradise", oil on canvas, copyright 1997 Dan Deuter.
|Antonie Robidoux, 1843. At home in either the latest fashions of the day or the greasy buckskins of a mountain trapper, young Antoine Robidoux proved himself the master of both worlds. Within four years of first entering Santa Fe, he had become a Mexican citizen, was married to the governor's daughter and had been granted the right to control trade in what would someday become western Colorado and eastern Utah.|