Brainard-Tucker Ditch

Address: N. of Arvada Reservoir

Located in Water District #7, this ditch diverts water from the South Bank of Ralston Creek. Claimants in 1884 were Margaret S. Tucker and Richard Broad. Priority was Ralston Creek #5 (5-1-1862). Tucker owned land on either side of present-day Quaker St., Broad owned land east of Quaker Street. Broad was very active in the Jefferson County political scene and a small lake in Section 12, Township 3 South, Range 70 West was named for the family.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S2, T2S, R70W
Elevation: 5800
Source: Arapahoe County District Court, Div. II, Oct. 4, 1884; Arvada Historical Society files; Arvada Historical Society, "More Than Gold"; Willit's 1899 Farm Map.
See Also: Broad Lake
Last Modified: Thu, July 25 1996

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