Frederick Kuehster/Jack Kuehster Ranch

Addresssix miles east of Critchell on Kuehster Rd. in Pike National Forest.
QuadPlatte Canyon
SectionS7, T75, R69W
SourceState Inventory Form #5JF378, 1977, CHS
Initialdate1998-12-20 00:00:00-07
Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
HistoryFrederick Kuehster homesteaded this ranch in 1877 and subsequently built a series of log buildings: house, one-story bunkhouse, barn with hayloft, and blacksmith log shed. Frederick Kuehster came to Colorado during the 1859 Colorado Gold Rush and worked for Central City's Bobcat Mine for a number of years before moving to Jefferson County to homestead in 1876.