Ralston Diggings

Address: 56th Ave. & Benton, Arvada, 80003

Gold was discovered, June 22, 1850 by Lewis A. Ralston in the creek named for him. Other prospecting parties followed this group of Cherokees which spurred the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1858-59 and opened up Kansas Territory and the future State of Colorado in 1876.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S13, T3S, R69W
Elevation: 5320
Source: Natural and Historic Landmarks Map of the Greater Denver Area, Front Range Urban Corridor, Colorado; Department of the United States Geological Survey, 1976, Petrie, Brentn.
Last Modified: Fri, August 12 1994

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