Frederick Kuehster/Jack Kuehster Ranch

Address: six miles east of Critchell on Kuehster Rd. in Pike National Forest.

Frederick Kuehster homesteaded this ranch in 1877 and subsequently built a series of log buildings: house, one-story bunkhouse, barn with hayloft, and blacksmith log shed. Frederick Kuehster came to Colorado during the 1859 Colorado Gold Rush and worked for Central City's Bobcat Mine for a number of years before moving to Jefferson County to homestead in 1876.
Quad Map/Date: Platte Canyon
Sec/Town/Range: S7, T75, R69W
Source: State Inventory Form #5JF378, 1977, CHS
Last Modified: Wed, November 28 2012

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