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updated: 08/08/2016


One early morning in 1981, 5 friends from Pueblo, Colorado, gathered for a breakfast shoot.
After about the fourth shoot, the founders decided to make it official.
Bell's Fort Free Trappers and Muzzle Loaders was founded early in 1982.
After 23 years, we are an insured non-profit corporation, still going strong by the friendships we have built within our organization and the friends we have made along the way from other clubs.
We all share a love of history and re-creating the days of the Fur Trade 1830-1840.
During the past 24 years we have been involved in countless classroom lectures about the Fur Trade and living history demonstrations.

Several of our members consulted and/or provided items (clothing and firearms) for the Tamarack production called "Pikes Peak and the Blue Mountain". During our first 18 years we were actively involved with the Frontier Days and the El Pueblo Museum's Annual Mercado, living history demonstrations at the Nature Center, Royal Gorge and several schools.

We hold a yearly Rendezvous for all who would like to see and participate. A couple of our founders are still with us and we have members that have been a part of our club anywhere from 10 to 24 years. That says a lot about the dedication and respect we have for our club and the little part of history we represent. We continue to be very active but maintain a manageable membership base.

In September 2016 we decided to dissolve our organization.


Club Picture
Parade Float