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Fort Robidoux

The first yearlong abode of white men in what is now Utah, was Antoine Robidoux’s Indian and fur trading post (Fort Wintey or Uintah), which was built 8 miles north of here in 1832. It was on the trail from Taos, New Mexico to the Pacific Northwest, and from Utah Lake to the Platte River region. Many Trappers traded and wintered here. Several distinguished travelers sojourned here, including Kit Carson, Joseph Williams, Rufus B. Sage, Marcus Whitman, A. L. Lovejoy and John C. Fremont, all prior to the burning of the post by Indians in 1844.

This marker is #75 in the Series by the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association which was adopted by the Sons of Utah Pioneers, it is located at 5750 East 200 North (Highway 191) in Fort Duchesne, Utah.