Alejandra – First Lady of the New Bent’s Old Fort
Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site is an accurate re-creation of the original fort structure 1833-1849, built on the original site located along the bank of the Arkansas River on the Santa Fe Trail in what is now southwestern Colorado.
Alejandra Aldred-Adams shares her stories and experiences as a National Park Service employee, guide and interpreter from her career that stretched from 1968 to the fall of 1995. She demonstrated and taught park visitors the “Living History” of daily life at the fort. Her hands-on demonstrations showed how to tan a buffalo hide, milk cows, churn butter, make adobe bricks, prepare meals over an open fire that was started with flint and steel, and the many various chores that were carried out daily by the Mexican women laborers that worked the fort during its hey-day.
106 pages 6×9 in. paperback 36 Color photographs/10 b&w