Haines Ditch


Address: 3/4 mi. W. of Tucker Lake, Golden, 80401

The water is diverted from the south bank of Ralston Creek. Claimant in 1884 was Asahel Haines. Asahel and Abi Haines were pioneers in the area north of North Table Mountain. Their log cabin is currently on display in the museum at the Arvada Center. This ditch shows up on a c. 1900 map once used in the Jefferson Courthouse, and a 1915 map similarly used, shows "Haines Estate" property. This ditch is Ralston Creek Priority #3, dating May 30, 1861.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S3&4, T3S, R70W
Elevation: c. 5750
Source: Arapahoe County District Court, Div. II Proceedings, Oct 4, 1884; Arvada Histoical Society, "More Than Gold," p. 57; Arvada Historical Collection, Map of Denver & Surroundings by R.W. Gelder, C.E. of Greeley, 1915; Water Dist. #7.
See Also: Haines Elementary School, Haines Cabin
Last Modified: Mon, August 1 1994
 


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