Hackberry Hill

AddressW. of Wadsworth Blvd. at 72nd Ave., Arvada
QuadArvada, 1965 (1994)
SectionS2, T3S, R69W
Elevationc. 5400
SourceInventory Data Form 2JF21, June 30, 1974, Hiwan Homestead Museum Library
OtherHackberry Elementary School
Initialdate1998-08-18 00:00:00-06
Latestdate2012-12-03 00:00:00-07
HistoryA legend tells of an Indian battle on this hill in which the Indian chief was killed and buried. In his pouch he had some hackberry seeds. Subsequently, a tree grew that could be seen from as far as North Denver. It is said that early wagon trains and stage coaches used that tree for a guide. In 1937, the tree was chopped down by vandals. A new tree was planted 75 feet to the west in a small park.