Haines & Ballinger Ditch

Address3/4 mi. W. of Tucker Lake, Golden, 80401
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS3, T3S, R70W
Elevationc. 5420
SourceArapahoe County District Court, Div. II Proceedings, Oct. 4, 1884; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," p. 57; 1900's Map from the Arvada History Collection; "Water Priorities in District No. 7," Courtesy of William Elliott, Water Commissioner.
SeealsoHaines Elementary School, Haines Cabin
Initialdate1993-03-08 00:00:00-07
Latestdate1994-08-01 00:00:00-06
HistoryIn Water District No. 7, this ditch has Ralston Creek Priority No. 15. May 4, 1866. Water was diverted from the south bank of Ralston Creek. Claimants in 1884 were Asahel Haines and Harmon Ballinger. Haines and Ballinger were early farmers in the area north of North Table Mountain. This ditch is shown on an c. 1900 map once used in the Jefferson County Courthouse.