Cason Howell House

Address: 1575 Kipling St.

When the Civil War broke out, Cason Howell, living in Missouri left with his son by horseback because he did not want to fight. He told his family they would meet again on the banks of the Cherry Creek, at old Arapahoe Street. The women sold all the family possessions, accepting only gold currency in exchange and burying the money in the yard. When they reached Denver in their covered wagon they were surely the only pioneers to stop along the banks of Cherry Creek and washed $7,000 from a soap barrel instead of from sands trapped in a miner's pan. The Howells had 40 acres on Colfax and Kipling.
Quad Map/Date: Fort Logan 1965(1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S3, T3S, R69W
Source: Lakewood-Colorado An Illustrated Biography
Last Modified: Tue, May 18 1999

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