Hackberry Hill Elementary School

Address: 7300 W. 76th Ave., Arvada, 80003

This school was built in 1966 and named for the Hill on which the legendary hackberry tree grew. Pioneers used this tree as a landmark. According to the myth, an Indian chief was buried on this hill and a seed from his medicine bag sprouted and grew into the gnarled tree. In order to straighten Wadsworth Blvd., the Colorado Highway Department attempted to move the tree. Arvada citizens were saddened when vandals destroyed the hackberry tree in 1937.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S35, T2S, R69W
Elevation: 5450
Source: "Arvada Sentinel," Jan. 17, 1985.
Other Names: Hackberry Hill
Last Modified: Mon, August 1 1994

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