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Robert F. Bond Manuscript: The Land Persists: The History of White Ranch Park, 1989

 Item — Small Collection Box: 5, Envelope: 2
Identifier: Series-208

Scope and Contents

Published manuscript of the history of Jefferson County Open Space's White Ranch Park, dedicated in 1975. Written by Robert F. Bond and published in Historically Jeffco magazine, Summer 1990. The article received second place honors in Jefferson County Historical Commission's Robert F. Clement History Writers Award. It was reviewed by Foothills Genealogical Society member Elena Q. Ramer; review published in The Foothills Inquirer, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1990, pgs. 23-25.


  • 1989 March 27
  • Publication: 1990


Conditions Governing Access

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


0.10 Cubic Feet (1 Manuscript in a small collection envelope)

Language of Materials



From the introduction: "This is the story of the land that comprises and adjoins White Ranch Open Space Park northwest of Golden, and some of the people who have lived on the land. Most of the people have roots that go back to the very beginnings of Jefferson County. Many of them are immigrants. All are remarkable for their dedication to hard work and for their perseverance in the face of adversity. The land is the main character of this story. In a number of ways, it is unique. Curiously, it has been near the foci of Colorado events, both in geologic and historic times. It seems to the writer, and may also have seemed to the men and women who lived on the land, to have a palpable presence--to exert a will to determine its own destiny."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Written by Robert F. Bond in March, 1989. Found in Archives with no documentation. No deed of gift. Accession number assigned in 2018.

Existence and Location of Copies

Published in Historically Jeffco Magazine, Summer 1990

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

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