Farmers' High Line Canal and Reservoir Company


Address: N. bank of Clear Creek at Archer St., Golden, 80401

This canal was incorporated in 1863 as "Golden City and Arapahoe" by William Davidson and Samuel Breath. In 1876, it was incorporated as "The Arapahoe Canal," by William A. Rand, Francis Gallup and William Bomberger. In April 1880, Michael Spangler, William O. Todd, Samuel S. Landon, Frank Church and R.W. Woodbury incorporated it as "The Golden Canal Co." In December 1885, it was incorporated as "The Farmers' High Line Canal and Reservoir Co." by George Richardson, J.D. Moore, Jr., D.K. Lee, R.G. Webster, Albert S. Pettit and Lewis H. Quimby. The earliest priority for this canal in District No. 7 was July 1, 1860. It flows northeast from Golden past Kelly, Hyatt and Standley Lakes and out of Jefferson County near 100th and Sheridan Boulevard terminating west of Brighton in Adams County. It appears on an old 1915 "Map or Denver and Surroundings," by R.W. Gelder, C.E. of Greeley.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1939 (1965)
Sec/Town/Range: S29, T3S, R69W
Elevation: 5600
Source: Records of Farmer's High Line Canal and Reservoir Company; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," Frontispiece; List of Water Priorities in Dist. #7, courtesy of William Elliott, Water Commissioner.
Last Modified: Thu, July 28 1994
 


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