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.

Civil War Well

AddressS.E. corner of junction of Rte. 73 and Hwy. 126 near Conifer.
QuadConifer, 1965 (1994)
SectionS14, T6S, R71W
Elevationc. 8150
SourceState Inventory Form, Connie Fahnstock, 1975, Hiwan Homestead Museum Library.
OtherBradford Junction
Initialdate1998-07-22 00:00:00-06
Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
HistoryThis c. 1862 small wooden well stood in the middle of the main road from Bergen Park to Hutchinson-Bradford Junction (now Conifer). A local landmark for many years, the new route for the main road passes next to it. It stands close to the point where a toll gate stood for the Bradford Toll Road, near the junction of the Bradford Road and the road from Bergen Park. According to local folklore the well was being dug at the time of the 1862 Second Battle of Bull Run (Manasas) was being fought during the Civil War.