The French first named the waterway "Cannon Ball Creek" because of the size and shape of the river rock on the creek bottom. In 1832, the name was changed to Vasquez Fork, also commonly called the Vasquez River, named after Louis Vasquez, a fur trader who built his fort north of the confluence of the South Platte River and the Creek. Around 1859, the people of the region began calling it Clear Creek because of the clarity of the water at that time.
Background photo: Clear Creek running through Golden. Courtesy Colorado Historical Society.
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|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:27am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 480928 N 4400788|
|Decimal Degrees||39.75680000, -105.22263333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 45.408', W 105° 13.358'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 45' 24.48" N, 105° 13' 21.48" W|
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|Area Code(s)||303, 720|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1055-1079 Washington Ave, Golden CO 80401, US|
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