Indian Tree Golf Course


Address: 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada,

“Golf course construction was authorized in 1968 as a result of a major bond issue passed by North Jeffco District residents. In 1969 the course was officially opened and named Indian Tree Golf Club," named for a legendary hackberry tree in the area which became a landmark, atop a hill, for the pioneers in the 1860s and 1870s. Indians had planted seeds on hills as a guidepost for their trails. Before the highway department could move the tree, vandals demolished it in 1937. A slab of the tree was taken to the U.S. Forestry Service who determined that the tree sprouted in 1807, was later struck by lightning, and had survived three severe droughts. The Indian Tree Golf Club is located on the old Schneider homestead.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S35, T2S, R69W
Elevation: 5500
Source: "Rocky Mountain News," Aug. 13, 1981, p. 110; North Jeffco, "25th Anniversary Report," 1981, p. 11.
See Also: Schneider Farms
 


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