Farming

Farming (HMZ14)

Location: Golden, CO 80401 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.412', W 105° 13.37'

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Since 1859 Clear Creek has provided water through irrigation ditches to farmers east of Golden. Many such ditches were dug in the 1800s, including the Welch Ditch (originally Vasquez Ditch), Church Ditch (originally Golden City & Ralston Creek Ditch), Agricultural Ditch, Rocky Mountain Ditch (originally Table Mountain Ditch, Wanamaker Ditch, Swadley Ditch, Wadsworth Ditch, Croke Canal, and Oulette Ditch.

These irrigation ditches turned what had been called the "Great American Desert" into prosperous farming communities including Wheat Ridge and Arvada which are recipients of Clear Creek water. Crops included wheat, fruit, and carnations.

Picture: Waterfall at Lovers' Leap, escape gate of the Welch Ditch, west side of Mt. Zion, 19th Century. Courtesy Denver Public Library, Western History Department.

Background: Courtesy Denver Public Library, Western History Department.

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HM NumberHMZ14
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 480911 N 4400796
Decimal Degrees39.75686667, -105.22283333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.412', W 105° 13.37'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 24.72" N, 105° 13' 22.20" W
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Area Code(s)303, 720
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 659 Clear Creek Trail, Golden CO 80401, US
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