Russell Diggings

Address: East side of Lamar St. at Ralston Creek in Arvada

William 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.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S12, T3S, R69W
Source: Inventory Data Form #2JF34, 1979, Hiwan Homestead Museum Library.
Last Modified: Mon, December 10 2012

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