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Davis & Rand Ditch


AddressE. of Simms between W. 64th & W. 72nd Ave., Arvada
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS4, T3S, R69W
Elevation5415
SourceArapahoe District Court, Div. II Proceedings, Oct. 4, 1884; State Engineer, "Water Rights Report," June 1989, p. 389; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," Frontispiece; "Willit's 1899 Farm Map".
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SeealsoOak Street, Davis Lane
Initialdate1993-02-28 00:00:00-07
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Latestdate1996-07-26 00:00:00-06
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HistoryLocated in Water District #7, under Priority #12 (5-26-1865). This ditch diverts water out of the north bank of Ralston Creek. Claimants in 1884 were area farmers Charles Rand, Charles M. Brown & Harpin Davis. The ditch was abandoned January 30, 1981.
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