Ralston Creek

Address: From Ralston Buttes W. of Hwy. 93 to Clear Creek near the Adams Co. line.

The name Ralston comes from the man who led the gold-seeking party that first discovered gold on that creek June 22, 1850. Lewis Ralston led a group of Cherokee people to this area to look for gold, and the creek was named after him when it was found there. The Ralston Creek Gold Discovery Site added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Quad Map/Date: Black Hawk, 1972; Ralston Buttes, 1965; Golden, 1965; Arvada, 1965
Sec/Town/Range: S36, T2S, R72W; S13,T3S, R69W
Elevation: c. 8200-5250
Source: USGS Topographic, Jefferson County Sheet #1, 1976; "More Than Gold," 1976, p. 10, Arvada Historical Society; "Waters of Gold," 1973, pp. 2-4.
See Also: Gold Site Park
Last Modified: Mon, December 17 2012

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