Calkins Farm

Address: Five miles east and north of Arvada.

Henry D. Calkins purchased 320 acres in 1873. More land was acquired to the west, where a reservoir, Calkins Lake, was built for irrigation. H. D. Calkins helped build Lathrop Elementary School in School District No. 23, which his son John attended. Later John farmed and raised stock at this site. Today the farm, Calkins Lake and Lathrop School have been developed into Far Horizons Subdivision. The school was moved and converted into a temporary classroom in 1956. Parr Elementary School and Far Horizons Park have been developed on the former Henry D. Calkins Farm.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S25, T2S, R69W
Elevation: 5400
Source: Interview, Carolyn M. Ogilvie, granddaughter of Henry D. Calkins, 1975, 1994; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold," pp. 21, 22; Frontispiece (1899 Farm Map).
See Also: Far Horizons Park; Parr Elementary School.
Last Modified: Thu, April 25 1996

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