Glendale Stagecoach Inn on Beaver Creek

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Toof Brothers

The Toof brothers, James, Devella, Richmond, and George were probably the first white men to settle on Beaver Creek in the early 1860’s. They settled where the creek flows into the Arkansas River; their water rights were some of the oldest in Colorado. The Toofs built homes, established a trading post, a hostelry, and a blacksmith shop. The brothers were industrious and “being men of unusual size and vitality, soon developed a small empire at the mouth of Beaver Creek.” The three brothers, their wives, and children are buried in Lower Beaver Cemetery.

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