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.

Croke Canal


AddressE. of Golden to Standley Lake
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994); Arvada, 1965 (1994)
SectionS26, T3S, R70W; S28, T2S, R69W
Elevationc. 5600
SourceDenver District Court, Div. II, #60052, May 13, 1936; Arvada Historical Society, "Arvada, Just Between You & Me," pp. 12-13.
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SeealsoStandley Lake, Kinnear Reservoir
Initialdate1993-02-23 00:00:00-07
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Latestdate1996-07-26 00:00:00-06
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HistoryTraversing through part of Water District #7, this canal originates from north bank of Clear Creek near Golden and flows north and east to Standley Lake. Claimants in 1936 for adjudication were Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company. Construction was commenced March 4, 1902, with surveys filed with the State Engineers of Colorado on March 9, 1903. Water was first diverted into the canal the latter part of June and first of July 1910. The canal was named for T.B. Croke, one of the originators of the company to build the system, Denver Reservoir and Irrigation Co.
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