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Rooney Ranch

  • Rooney Valley

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    In the fall of 1861, Alexander Rooney established Rooney Ranch in a grassy valley with good water between Green Mountain and Dinosaur Ridge in Jefferson County.
    Rooney Valley
  • Main House

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    By about 1865, Alexander Rooney and his brother-in-law, Thomas Littlefield, had built a two-story stone ranch house, which is now one of the oldest stone buildings in Jefferson County.
    Main House
  • Inspiration Tree Picnic Area

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    In the twentieth century, Alexander Rooney's grandson Alex built a picnic area and dance pavilion beside Inspiration Tree on the slope of Dinosaur Ridge, where the Ute chief Colorow held councils in the late 1800s.
    Inspiration Tree Picnic Area
  • Rooney Ranch

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    The development of the Denver suburbs has encroached upon what is left of the ranch, especially since the completion of C-470 in the 1980s, but the ranch is still owned and managed by members of the Rooney family and has been increasingly recognized for its historical significance.
    Rooney Ranch
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