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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|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:55pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 480911 N 4400796|
|Decimal Degrees||39.75686667, -105.22283333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 45.412', W 105° 13.37'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 45' 24.72" N, 105° 13' 22.20" W|
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|Area Code(s)||303, 720|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 659 Clear Creek Trail, Golden CO 80401, US|
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