LHS TOUR October 11, 2010
Tour guide Bill Noe.
A educational tour showing the LHS members sites of the earliest
Ranches, Roads and other items of historic interest was presented by
Bill and Beverly Noe on October 11, 2010. The area covered was South
of Larkspur, along the Spruce Mountain Road and the south end of the
Perry Park Road. Those attending the tour were Danna Hamlin, Penny
Burdick, Larry Schlupp, Ida May Noe, Beverly Noe and Bill Noe.
Thanks to Larry Schlupp for capturing the photos of the tour.
Below is the list of the items that were the subject of this tour.
1st Oil Well drilling site? Higby Land & Cattle
Greenland to Palmer Lake
Oil Well Drilling site 1974+ -
Old House foundation Site of Spruce Station? Shadwell
Santa Fe RR Stone Bridge
@ Higginson Ranch Spruce Mtn.
Santa Fe Stone Bridge at the Higginson Ranch
over Carpenter Creek.
Beacon Lights Spruce And
Green Mount Cemetery
Palmer Lake Stop
Southern Perry Park Road
Hanks Canyon Gravel Pit, 1965 Flood, 5 Cabins, Tom
Casa Loma Ranch (Higginson Ranch) Russell Mine
Site of burned building,
Early Perry Park Rd
Spruce Mtn Estates- Clay Pits
Palmer Lake Park
Subdivision on Higginson Ranch
i. Butler House
ii. Lombard Place
iii. Schubarth Sawmill & Schubarth
v. Cook Creek (Flows into East
Plum Creek near Carr Lamb Ranch)
vi. Road Access to National Forest
Grazing Permit area.
vii. Plane Crash (Boy Scout Plaque)
Woodmoor Mtn Subdivision
Butler Canyon off of Hwy 105..
Green Valley Ranch(Wilber Johnston)
Noe Road to Greenland
Stone Canyon School
m. Stone Canyon
and Glen Rose Park
i. Headwaters of East Plum Creek
ii. Counter Cabin
iii. Buildings, PO Employees,
LeFave Freedom School,
Village, Griffith Center
(Ida May’s Family Summer Home)
Griffith Center admin. building.
Cold Springs Ranch
Valley Park Area
i. Scott Ware Ranch
ii. Palm Ranch
v. Potash Mine
o. Fox Farm Rd
p. McInroy Ranch
q. Abbe Ranch and Abbe Hills Acres Subdivision
Old Perry Park or Territorial Rd ?
r. Perry Park Ave Intersection
s. Tom Starr Ranch
t. Gove Canyon
v. Perry Park Gate
At Stone Canyon Ida May gave the group a good history of the owners
and activities that had taken place over the years. Her family had
lived in the Canyon during the summers when she was a child.
1930 picnic of Denver National Federation of
Postal Employees at Stone Canyon.
The tour ended at the entrance gate at Perry Park. After the tour
ended the group had a nice lunch at the Spur in Larkspur.
Bill suggested that we do another tour along Perry Park Road north
from the Perry Park entrance north to the St Philips Church. There are
many Larkspur area families associated with this historic area
including the Glen Grove and
Dakan Community Sites.