Russell Diggings

AddressEast side of Lamar St. at Ralston Creek in Arvada
QuadArvada, 1965 (1994)
SectionS12, T3S, R69W
SourceInventory Data Form #2JF34, 1979, Hiwan Homestead Museum Library.
Initialdate2000-07-15 00:00:00-06
Latestdate2012-12-10 00:00:00-07
HistoryWilliam Green Russell and his gold seeking party from Georgia arrived on Ralston Creek on June 25, 1858. Accompanying Russell was Lewis Ralston, who had found some flecks of gold in the creek on his way to the California gold fields in 1850. Minor traces were found and the following year major gold mining activity was along Gregory Gulch in the Central City area.