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Burke Ranch (Haystack)

This is a photo of the Burke ranch in 1900. John Burke was born in Ireland in 1842; he came to America after his marriage to Bridget Neehan in 1860. First living in New York they drifted west with the construction of the rail road as John was a rail road contractor in those days. It was 1881 when the couple came to Douglas County and started ranching raising cattle. A short ten years later the couple moved to Castle Rock. Mr. Burke was at one time the County Coroner. John and Bridget had five children.

Thanks to the Colorado Historic Newspaper collection and the photo collection of Ida May Noe.