This is an early beta version that’s still a work in progress. We hope to develop and refine the contents going forward. In the meantime, we’re making it fully available to the public as-is. Started by the Jefferson County Historical Commission in the 1990s, it was transferred to the Golden History Museum-City of Golden in 2020.

Bunny & Ballinger Ditch


AddressN.W. of Arvada Reservoir
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS4, T3S, R70W
Elevationc. 5900
SourceArapahoe County District Court, Div. II, Oct. 4, 1884; Jefferson County Historical Commission, "More Than Gold," p. 57.
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Initialdate1993-02-21 00:00:00-07
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Latestdate1996-07-25 00:00:00-06
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HistoryLocated in Water District #7, this ditch diverted water from the south bank of Ralston Creek. Claimants in 1884 were Robert Bunny and Harmon Ballinger. Priorities granted were #6 (6-6-1862) and #9 (6-5-1864) on Ralston Creek. Bunny and Ballinger were both area farmers, and the ditch was named for them.
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