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Name Clear Creek History Park
Details Clear Creek History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the old Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. When a housing development threatened the ranch buildings in the early 1990s, the community rallied together to save this piece of Golden’s history. Beginning in 1994, the buildings were moved to Golden, log by log, where they were lovingly reconstructed over the course of four years. Clear Creek History Park opened its gates to walk-up visitors in the spring of 1999.

Over the years the site has been managed by Golden Landmarks Association, Friends of the Astor House Museum and Clear Creek History Park, and finally the City of Golden, Golden History Museums since 2010.

Associated Records

Image of 2012.032.004 - Disc, Compact

2012.032.004 - Disc, Compact

Compact disk recording containing the voices of Irma Wyhs and interviewer, Gene Child.

Image of 2015.014.285 - Map

2015.014.285 - Map

2011 colored map of historic sites and structures in Jefferson County. Created by the Jefferson County Historical Commission, celebrating 150 years of the county.

Image of 2013.003.002 - Print, Photographic

2013.003.002 - Print, Photographic

Color canvas portrait of Irma Wyhs standing inside of the Helps/Pearce cabin kitchen at Clear Creek History Park in Golden, CO. Irma is standing to the right of the woodstove holding a wooden ladle in her left hand.

Image of 2014.002.023 - Poster

2014.002.023 - Poster

One color poster showing different landmarks of the City of Golden. The poster also includes written history of different landmarks and of the City of Golden. The poster was created by Front Range Poster Promotions from Fort Collins, Colorado.

Image of 2014.047.065 - Postcard

2014.047.065 - Postcard

Color postcard with an image of the Pearce Cabin located at the Clear Creek History Park with grass located in the foreground. The back is advertising the Clear Creek Ranch Artisan's Show.

Image of Historically Jeffco magazine 2009 Volume 22 Number 30 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, and events. This issue includes articles about the sesquicentennial ghost towns in Jefferson County and the 150th Anniversary of Golden.

Historically Jeffco magazine 2009 Volume 22 Number 30 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, and events. This issue includes articles about the sesquicentennial ghost towns in Jefferson County and the 150th Anniversary of Golden.

Historically Jeffco magazine 2009 Volume 22 Number 30 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, and events. This issue includes articles about the sesquicentennial ghost towns in Jefferson County and the 150th Anniversary of Golden.

Image of Historically Jeffco magazine 1997 Volume 10 Number 18 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, and events. This issue includes articles about "Golden in the 19th Century", historic sites in Jefferson County (including Astor House), the addition of Golden High School building to the National Register of Historic Places, Golden Gate Canyon, and a brief article about Dennis Potter,

Historically Jeffco magazine 1997 Volume 10 Number 18 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, and events. This issue includes articles about "Golden in the 19th Century", historic sites in Jefferson County (including Astor House), the addition of Golden High School building to the National Register of Historic Places, Golden Gate Canyon, and a brief article about Dennis Potter,

Historically Jeffco magazine 1997 Volume 10 Number 18 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, and events. This issue includes articles about "Golden in the 19th Century", historic sites in Jefferson County (including Astor House), the addition of Golden High School building to the National Register of Historic Places, Golden Gate Canyon, and a brief article about Dennis Potter,

Image of 2006.099.003 - Print, Photographic

2006.099.003 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of William John Pearce sitting on the back of a cow at the Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon.

Image of 2006.099.006 - Print, Photographic

2006.099.006 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of William John Pearce wearing a cowboy hat.

Image of 2006.099.007 - Print, Photographic

2006.099.007 - Print, Photographic

Color photo of Jack and Sandy Pearce on their wedding day cutting the cake.

Image of 2006.099.010 - Print, Photographic

2006.099.010 - Print, Photographic

Color photo of the corrals and barns at the Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. The large cabin in the back of the photo is now located at Clear Creek History Park in Golden.

Image of 2006.099.011 - Print, Photographic

2006.099.011 - Print, Photographic

Color photograph of one the cabins located on the Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. William John and his wife Susie Pearce lived in this cabin where they raised four children. This cabin is moved to Clear Creek History Park in Golden, CO in 1994.

Image of 2006.099.012 - Print, Photographic

2006.099.012 - Print, Photographic

Color photograph of one of the cabins located on the Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. William John and his wife Susie Pearce lived in this cabin where they raised four children. This cabin is moved to Clear Creek History Park in Golden, CO in 1994.

Image of 2006.099.013 - Print, Photographic

2006.099.013 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of the Pearce cousins. Left to right: Jack Pearce (left edge with dog), Violet Pearce, Florence Pearce, Ray Pearce (left edge), Larry Pearce, and Dick Pearce.

Image of 2006.099.015 - Print, Photographic

2006.099.015 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the main residence and out buildings on the Reynolds Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. The woman seated in the shadows on the front porch is Annie Reynolds (Harry). Two unidentified woman are standing in front of the cabin and a man is sitting on the porch steps. The Reynold's family operated a 240 acre ranch next door to the Pearce family. Adam and Annie Reynolds lived with Annie's three daughters from her first marriage: Henrietta, Mary, and Elizabeth. Thomas H. Pearce Sr. married Henrietta Harry in 1900. Later, in 1912, the Pearces purchased the entire Reynolds Ranch. This cabin is moved to Clear Creek History Park in Golden, CO in 1994.

Image of 2006.099.016 - Print, Photographic

2006.099.016 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the main residence on the Reynold's Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon. Annie Reynolds (Harry) is standing on the front porch under the arch of vines. Four other individuals sitting on the front porch are unidentified. The Reynold's family operated a 240 acre ranch next door to the Pearce family. Adam and Annie Reynolds lived with Annie's three daughters from her first marriage: Henrietta, Mary, and Elizabeth. Thomas H. Pearce Sr. married Henrietta Harry in 1900. Later, in 1912, the Pearces purchased the entire Reynolds Ranch. This cabin is moved to Clear Creek History Park in Golden, CO in 1994.

Image of 2006.099.018 - Print, Photographic

2006.099.018 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Henrietta and Thomas H. Pearce Sr.

Image of 2006.099.019 - Print, Photographic

2006.099.019 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Henrietta and Thomas H. Pearce Jr. standing in front of a car with their girls Minnie (on left) and Gertrude (on the right) at their ranch in Golden Gate Canyon.

Image of 2006.099.020 - Print, Photographic

2006.099.020 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of Thomas H. Pearce Sr. standing with his daughter Florence holding a horse bridle.

Image of 2006.099.021 - Print, Photographic

2006.099.021 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of William John and Thomas Pearce Jr. driving a team of horse soomewhere in Golden Gate Canyon.