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.
|Address||1 mi. W. of Pine|
|Quad||Pine, 1965 (1985)|
|Section||S28, T7S, R71W|
|Source||Interviews, Area Residents, 1992; Denver and Intermountain Railroad Time Table, June 5, 1922.|
|Other||Crystal Lake Post Office; Crystal Lake Railroad Stop|
|History||Ice was harvested from the lake around 1900 and transported to Denver via the Denver & Southern Railroad's narrow-gauge train until 1937 when the line was discontinued. 200 pound blocks were loaded into cleaned-out cattle cars. It is a private fishing lake at the present time. Was probably named for the crystal-clear ice.|