Wadsworth Ditch

Address: Between Ward Rd. & Tabor St., Golden, 80401

Located in Water District #7, its water is diverted from Clear Creek via Slough Ditch. Claimants in 1884 were B.F. Wadsworth, M. E. Graves, H, Goodell, D.N. Ostrander and James Bond. Later some of the water was transferred to Farmers Highline Canal. This ditch has the earliest rights out of Clear Creek, May 25, 1860. B.F. Wadsworth was one of the founders of Arvada. His wife chose the name for Arvada and probably M.E. Graves refers to their daughter, Mary Emma, who married John Palmer Graves. H. Goodell is probably a misspelling of H.S. Goodall, an early physician in the area. Other members of the Ostrander family appear in Arvada History.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S17, T3S, R69W
Elevation: c. 5425
Source: Arapahoe County District Court, Div. II Proceedings, Oct. 4, 1884; State Engineer, "Water Rights Report," June 1989, p. 389; Arvada Historical Society, "Waters Of Gold," p. 42 ; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," pp. 104, 181, 194, 198.
See Also: Wadsworth Boulevard; Wadsworth Elementary School
Last Modified: Wed, August 17 1994

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