Incorporated in 1870, the Section No. 3 Ditch Company diverted water from the South Platte River through a canal in Weld County. In 1910, the organization reincorporated as the Godfrey Ditch Company (Godfrey). Godfrey joined the Consolidated Ditches Company (Consolidated) several years later, and it left Consolidated in 1980. The collection contains the minute books of Section No. 3 and Godfrey, account ledgers, stock registers, as well as some legal documents and historical information. For more information see the finding aid.

This digital collection, with materials dated 1870 to 1995, contains all Section No. 3 and Godfrey minute books, account ledgers, stock registers, bylaws, and historical information.

Recent Submissions

  • Record. 1926-1986 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1926-1986
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Ledger with the handwritten: minutes of regular annual meetings; special meetings; stockholders' meetings; special stockholders' meetings; and reports of inspection trips of the Godfrey Ditch Company from 1926 to 1986.
  • Combined record book. 1910-1924 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1910-1924
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Ledger with handwritten, typed, and printed: articles of incorporation; Certificate of Authority; minutes of the Board of Directors and Stockholders' meetings; by-laws, stock register; and miscellaneous records of contracts ...
  • Section No. 3 Ditch Company, secretary's book. 1870-1910 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1870-1910
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Ledger with the handwritten: minutes of regular annual meetings, special meetings, and "adjourned" meetings; by-laws; and lists of certificates of stocks issued and transferred for the Section No. 3 Ditch Company from its ...
  • Historical background 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1976
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Short history of the Godfrey Ditch Company and a Colorado District Court, Water Division No. 1 notice of findings of fact for cases W-7209, W-7232, W-7249, W-7289, W-7290, W-7295, W-7296, W-7293.
  • Account book 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1937-1996
    Format:ledgers (account books)
    Handwritten ledger of annual assessment lists and financial statements.
  • Bylaws 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1995
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Bound copy of the Godfrey Ditch Company bylaws with amendments through 1995.
  • Stock register 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1919-1959
    Format:ledgers (account books)
    Handwritten ledger documenting Godfrey Ditch Company finances: debits, credits, assessments.
  • Treasurer's book 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1905-1936
    Format:ledgers (account books)
    Handwritten ledger documenting Godfrey Ditch Company stock sales and transfers.
  • Section No. 3 Ditch Co. ledger 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1870-1909
    Format:ledgers (account books)
    Handwritten ledger documenting Section No. 3 Ditch Company stock sales and transfers.
  • Section No. 3 Ditch Company, secretary's book -- loose papers 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1950; 1877
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Newspaper clipping announcing annual Godfrey Ditch Company stockholder meeting for February 1950 and slip of paper crediting WJ Kramer two dollars in 1877.
  • Combined record book -- loose papers 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1899-1927
    Format:documents (object genre)
    Receipts, report of crops grown under Godfrey Ditch in 1920, ditch rider agreement for 1927, deputy voting delegate notice for 1899, and deed giving Section No. 3 Ditch Company water rights to the Godfrey Ditch Company.