Originally built in 1837, Fort Lupton was an outpost for early settlers that were heading west in search of a new beginning. In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the town that grew out of the settlement, the people of the area named after the fort reconstructed the historic landmark, according to the Denver Post.
A group of residents that were associated with the South Platte Valley Historical Society came together to rebuild the Fort in an effort to provide the residents of the area with a reminder of what the region used to be like, reported the news source.
"We just wanted to build something that will help people remember the past but also have a place they can go to learn things and have fun," John Everson, the project manager, told the Post.
Although the fort was built with an adherence to how older fortifications and settlements were constructed, the residents installed new technology like radiant heating systems to provide modern visitors with a high level of comfort, according to the news source.
Radiant heating systems are often used in recreated buildings due to the fact that they have no visible sign of using technology, along with the silent warmth that is provided.