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February 4, 2017, Comments Off on The Other Lost Dutchman Gold Mine

There are actually several mines known as the Lost Dutchman in the Southwest. The most famous, of course, is the Lost Dutchman Mine in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. But […]

Tumacácori Mission

The Legend of the Lost Opata Mine

December 7, 2016, Comments Off on The Legend of the Lost Opata Mine

According to the legend, a huge pile of silver from the Lost Opata Mine remains buried and is guarded by the skeletal remains of a Mayo Indian Princes ...

Aspen Trees

Fall Color in the Southwest

October 9, 2016, 1 Comment

When you visit the Southwest U.S., wherever there are mountains, so you will find Aspen gold (at least in the Fall). During the winter months, the bar ...

Egyptian Artifacts

The Legend of the Grand Canyon’s Egyptian Artifacts

September 25, 2016, Comments Off on The Legend of the Grand Canyon’s Egyptian Artifacts

In March and April 1909, the Phoenix Gazette published two stories about the discovery of a great underground citadel hidden in a cave in the Grand Ca ...

  • Silver Heels
    The Legend of Silver Heels
    September 17, 2016, Comments Off on The Legend of Silver Heels

    In 1848, a group of Cherokee on their way to California over the Cherokee Trail discovered gold in a stream bed in the South Platte basin. They reported the information […]

  • The Search for El Dorado
    September 1, 2016, Comments Off on The Search for El Dorado

    The lust for gold helped shaped the American Southwest. During the 1800s, miners poured into New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah in search of “color.” Their boom towns formed the […]

  • Legends of the Santa Fe Trail
    August 28, 2016, 2 Comments

    The Santa Fe Trail, stretching 900 miles from Franklin, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and then on into Old Mexico, has a romantic place in the history of the […]

  • Lost Song of the Iron Horse
    August 3, 2016, 1 Comment

    If the Wild West was explored by the pioneers, it was settled by the railroad. The sound of the iron horse’s whistle echoing across the plains and mountains of the […]

  • Brekenridge, Colorado
    The Lost Tenderfoot Mine
    May 17, 2016, Comments Off on The Lost Tenderfoot Mine

    The Gold Rush in American started in 1849, when James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. News of the discovery swept the Nation like a fever. Nearly […]

  • Sierra Ancha Wilderness
    Sanders Lost Gold
    April 6, 2016, Comments Off on Sanders Lost Gold

    Another Arizona Lost Gold legend, is the legend of Sanders Lost Gold. Just before the Salt River in Gila County dumps into Roosevelt Lake, it passes through the wild country […]

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