Fort Westernaire


AddressJefferson County Fairgrounds, Lakewood
QuadMorrison, 1965 (1994)
SectionS12, T4S, R70W
Elevation5,990
SourceState inventory form, Dixie Stigers, April 1975, Hiwan Homestead Museum Library
Initialdate1998-07-22 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
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HistoryThe first structure was constructed in 1959 and the outdoor riding arena in 1963. The Westernaires are an equestrian drill team that performs at rodeos and fairs throughout the west. They are headquartered at Ft. Westernaire and have a museum based on equestrian history with such items as early saddles from around the world, original calvary tack items, plus uniforms, Conestoga wagons, fire wagon, Baby Doe's side saddle, Indian costumes, etc.
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