Homestead Ditch

AddressS.W. of Tucker Lake, Golden, 80401
QuadGolden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS2&4, T3S, R70W
Elevationc. 5650
SourceArapahoe Dist. Court Div. II Proceedings, Oct. 4, 1884; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," Frontispiece; "Willit's 1899 Farm Map"; 1900 Map, Arvada History Collection; "Water Priorities in Dist. #7," William Elliott, Water Commissioner.
Initialdate1993-03-09 00:00:00-07
Latestdate1994-08-01 00:00:00-06
HistoryThe Homestead Ditch in Water District #7 has priority #18 (May 1871). The water comes from the south bank of Ralston Creek. Claimant in 1884 was Robert Faragher who was an early landowner in the area around Tucker Lake. This ditch appears on the c. 1900 map once used in the Jefferson County Courthouse.