Descendents of Jens Nielson encouraged to visit Bluff Fort

The life of Jens Nielson will be honored at Bluff Fort in 2020 for the 200th anniversary of his birth date.  Nielson was a key figure in the Hole in the Rock Expedition and in the subsequent settlement of Bluff in 1880.  He was born in Denmark on April 26, 1820 and passed away in Bluff in 1906.

Many details of his remarkable life were captured by San Juan Record writer Buckley Jensen in his Giants of San Juan Series.  It can be read online here.

To honor his 200th birthyear, a special register will be available for his descendants to sign at the Bluff Fort Visitor Center.  Get in line; it is estimated that Nielson’s descendants numbers in the tens of thousands!

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