(Auguste) Pike Vasquez

1813 - January 19, 1869

Vasquez, (Auguste) Pike, frontiersman (1813-Jan. 19, 1869). Born in Missouri, he was the sone of Antoine Vasquez. In 1835 he left for the Rocky Mountains with Louis Vasquez (his uncle) and Andrew Sublette, centering his activities for several years at Fort Vasquez on the South Platte, north of present Denver. In about 1840 he joined the Upper Missouri Outfit of the American Fur Company, occasionally visiting St. Louis. In 1854 he guided an elaborate hunting party of Sir George Gore, became an early merchant in Denver c. 1859, and died, broke, at the present La Verta, Colorado.