Rand Farm

Address: East side of Oak St., between Ralston Road and W. 72nd Ave.

Charles Rand, a Fifty-niner, homesteaded 160 acres and received his patent from the United States government in 1869. His mother, Lois Rand, followed Charles and his brother George to Jefferson Territory. Lois Rand is buried in the Osborn Hill Cemetery, now known as Ralston Cemetery. George Rand established a sawmill in Clear Creek Canyon. Although Charles Rand's original home burned to the ground, the barn, built in 1860 with wooden pegs, was still standing in 1961. It was slated to be moved and restored by the East Tincup Corporation until it failed. Later the barn was burned by the Arvada Fire Department for training purposes. Land at the Rand farm was irrigated from the Rand-Davis Ditch.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1950
Sec/Town/Range: S4, T3S, R69W
Elevation: 5450
Source: "Waters of Gold." p. 37; Interview, George A. Rand, grandson, 1972; Bromwell.
Last Modified: Mon, December 10 2012

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