Boyd's Crossing

Address: W. 45th Ave. & N. Everett St., Wheat Ridge, 80033

T.P.Boyd's homestead straddled Clear Creek. This was the point where Prospect Trail (44th Avenue) could be forded by the wagons on their way to Golden and the gold mines to the west. Even earlier it was the site of Arapahoe Indian winter camps and some say a "trading post" and Beeson's Grist Mill. The site is now a small neighborhood park with a playground and picnic tables.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S22, T3S, R69W
Elevation: c. 5338
Source: "Biographical Sketches, Early Settlers of Wheat Ridge," p.6; B & B Printing, Centennial-Bicentennial Commission, 1976, Wheat Ridge; interview with Jake Wertman, April 1984.
Other Names: Beeson's Grist Mill.
Last Modified: Tue, April 30 1996

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