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Ditch Companies Photograph Album, 1908-1909

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: Series-248

Content Description

Album containing black and white photographs of ditches, laterals, flumes, etc. throughout Jefferson County, Colorado. The photos are accompanied by detailed descriptions listing what is being photographed; Folio number; Ditch name; Subject; Which direction the photo is looking; Decree number(s); Decree date(s); Date photo taken; Name of photographer; and Name of witness. The witnesses can often be seen holding up signage in the photos.

There are no Folio numbers 594-595, 618-619, or 624-627.

Photographs taken by: C.C. Schrontz and L.R. Smith. Witness: J.A. Greig.

Wadsworth Ditch; Lee and Baugh; South Side; Brown Island; Ouelette; Wannemaker Ditch; Sherick; Lee's Island; Farmers' High Line Canal; Cort, Graves; Hughes; Kershaw Ditch; Clough; Couch Ditch; Swadley Ditch; Lee Ditch; Miles and Eskins Ditch; Fisher; Graves Ditch; Clear Creek and Platte River; Colorado Agricultural Ditch; Rocky Mountain Ditch; Sayer; Sanderson; Slater; Wolff; Lee, Stewart and Eskins; Boyds; Bluff; Slater and Moody; Rhodes; Court; Lane: Golden City Ditch; Ralston Creek; Brown and Baugh; Reno and Juchem; Golden; Page; Agricultural Ditch; Risdon Ditch; Edwards Ditch; James East Ditch; James West Ditch


  • 1908-1909


Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.

Biographical / Historical

Chalmers C. Schrontz, one of the photographers, was an irrigation civil engineer in Denver.


0.30 Cubic Feet (One F15 flat box)

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Ditch Companies Photograph Album contains black and white photographs of ditches, laterals, flumes, etc. and their descriptions for water sources throughout Jefferson County, Colorado.

Custodial History

Purchased by the donor on July 2, 2010, from the Arvada Branch of the Jefferson County Public Libraries for $3.50.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Archives by Matthew Ramos January 24, 2023. Deed of Gift signed.

Related Materials

Access to digital material provided via Jefferson County Archives' digital archives online repository.

Processing Information

Processed and scanned by Ronda Frazier, February 2023. Available in digital collections site.


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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

3500 Illinois Street
Suite 2350
Golden CO 80401 United States