West 58th Avenue
|Address:||East-west avenue in Arvada between Independence St. and Ward Rd.|
Elihu Evans and his brother, Oliver, joined an oxen drawn wagon train from Pennsylvania to Arvada in the 1860s. Elihu homesteaded 160 acres and built a house on the road named for him in 1867. He invented a section roller used to roll and mark out ground for irrigation purposes. He was not as successful in receiving a patent for his grasshopper killing machine, but he used it to help farmers in the surrounding area.
|Quad Map/Date:||Arvada, 1965 (1980)|
|Source:||"Portrait and Biographical Record of Denver and Vicinity," p. 832; Interview, Viola Crooks, daughter of nephew of Elihu Evans, 1973; Elihu Evans Diaries, 1860-1883.|
|Other Names:||Evans Avenue|
|Last Modified:||Thu, May 2 1996|