Parmakian Gulch

AddressS.W. of Evergreen, 2 mi. S. of Brook Forest
QuadMeridian Hill, 1957 (1974)
SectionS12, T6S, R72W
SourceE-mail from Mike Parmakian, son of John Parmakian, on Dec. 4, 2004 (
Initialdate1992-03-16 00:00:00-07
Latestdate2005-01-03 00:00:00-07
HistoryThe gulch is about one mile long and becomes Cub Creek near Cub Creek campground. Land including part of the gulch was purchased in 1948 by John Parmakian, a U.S. Department of the Interior employee who was given the opportunity to name the area. In the early 1950s he named it Parmakian Gulch. John Parmakian was a mechanical engineer who was instrumental in the oversight of construction of Hoover Dam (now Boulder Dam), authored a definitive textbook on Waterhammer Analysis in 1955, served in World War II and retired as a Colonel, and was a lifelong Colorado resident.