Firebreak Site


Address: Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, Hwy. 93, Golden 80402

A late 19th-century homestead site that had been impacted by the construction of a firebreak/road through grading. The firebreak passes through a portion of the site. The site consists of one main subsurface feature partially lined with rough dressed blocks of stone and what appears to be an entrance to the east of the depression. To the south of the main feature (1) are features 2, 3, 4, and 5. Feature 2 is a linear dugout like depression cut into the south facing slope of the ridge, feature 3 is a small pile of stones, and feature 4 is a small depression that may be the outhouse. Several other small springs/seeps flow to the east just south of the site. Feature 5 is an upright pipe approximately 6"-8" in diameter that may represent the homestead's water source. A scattering of material culture is found around the site.
Quad Map/Date: Louisville, 1965 (1979)
Sec/Town/Range: S15, T2S, R70W
Elevation: 6050
Source: Colorado Cultural Resource Survey #5JF474, 1989, Colorado Historical Society
Last Modified: Wed, November 28 2012
 


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