Haines & Piquette Ditch

AddressE. of Hwy. 93, N. of 72nd Ave., Golden, 80401
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS4&33, T2S, R69W
Elevationc. 5830
SourceArapahoe District Court, Div. II Proceedings, Oct 4, 1884; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," p. 57; 1900 Map from the Arvada History Collection; "Water Priorities in District No. 7," Courtesy of William Elliott, Water Commissioner.
SeealsoHaines Elementary School, Haines Cabin
Initialdate1993-03-09 00:00:00-07
Latestdate1994-08-01 00:00:00-06
HistoryLocated in Water District #7, this ditch has Ralston Creek Priority No. 17, dated May, 1869. Water is diverted from the north bank of Ralston Creek, served as feeder for Tucker Lake. Claimants in 1884 were Asahel Haines and Leon Piquette. Haines was an early day farmer in the area. The original ditch appears on an c. 1900 map once used in the old Jefferson County Courthouse.