Haines Ditch

Address3/4 mi. W. of Tucker Lake, Golden, 80401
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS3&4, T3S, R70W
Elevationc. 5750
SourceArapahoe County District Court, Div. II Proceedings, Oct 4, 1884; Arvada Histoical Society, "More Than Gold," p. 57; Arvada Historical Collection, Map of Denver & Surroundings by R.W. Gelder, C.E. of Greeley, 1915; Water Dist. #7.
SeealsoHaines Elementary School, Haines Cabin
Initialdate1993-03-03 00:00:00-07
Latestdate1994-08-01 00:00:00-06
HistoryThe water is diverted from the south bank of Ralston Creek. Claimant in 1884 was Asahel Haines. Asahel and Abi Haines were pioneers in the area north of North Table Mountain. Their log cabin is currently on display in the museum at the Arvada Center. This ditch shows up on a c. 1900 map once used in the Jefferson Courthouse, and a 1915 map similarly used, shows "Haines Estate" property. This ditch is Ralston Creek Priority #3, dating May 30, 1861.