Beeman Farm

Address: The site of North Jeffco, 9101 Ralston Road, and the Peck Property at 9700 Ralston Road

Watson and Jane Beeman arrived on Ralston Creek from Missouri in 1861, and secured 320 acres by Military Bounty in 1870. In this area the Beemans built a log cabin. Later George Swadley bought part of the property, including the cabin, which was demolished in 1935. The third Beeman child died in 1962. George Swadley and Watson Beeman chose protected school land for the burial. This was the beginning of Arvada Cemetery. The Beemans left Arvada in 1870 and moved to Pueblo. The rest of the property was sold to Spotswood K. and Mahala Longan who built a flour mill at the location of the Homer Peck house, 9700 Ralston Road. This house burned to the ground in 1974.
Quad Map/Date: Arvada, 1965 (1980)
Sec/Town/Range: S10, T3S, R69W
Elevation: c. 5350
Source: "American People's Encyclopedia;" Interview, Harry Beeman, grandson of Watson Beeman, 1974; Interview, Ralph Minges, grandson of George Swadley, 1975; Interview, Frank Longan, great grandson of Spotswood K.Longan, June 9, 1975; "More Than Gold," pp. 17,18.
See Also: North Jeffco Recreation and Park District.
Last Modified: Wed, November 28 2012

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