Walnut Grove Dam Disaster & The Lost Safe Video
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This is a true story of the Walnut Grove Dam Disaster of 1890 and the disappearance of Bob Brow's Saloon along with his safe and a barrel of whiskey. Many have looked for the lost safe for miles downstream of the dam but to no avail.  Will our research through the archives of newspapers and books lead us to the possible location? Join us for a journey through history and to the location of the failed dam and constuction site as we search for the location of the saloon ..read more
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Pottery Shards at the Construction Camp of Walnut Grove
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These are pottery shards Jim and I found at the old construction camp that was used to build the dam. After it was built the construction camp became a place to go with a boarding house, two saloons, a general store, and boat builders.  When the dam overtopped and failed in February of 1890 the construction camp disappeared as people left and took everything that wasn't nailed down.  When Jim and I were searching the area we came across old stone foundations and a pile of pottery shards probably from the boarding house. The pottery shards came from five different pottery factories ..read more
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Lost Treasures at the El Malpais Lava Field
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1y ago
In this video we tell of two stories that W.C. Jameson told about in one of his treasure books titled, “Lost Treasures of American History.” The first story titled, “Lost Spanish Treasure in the Lava Beds,” deals with 14 pack mules each carrying 300 lbs. of silver ingots on their way down to Mexico City from Spanish mines near Durango, CO. Supposedly the pack train got attacked but not before the Spanish had time to bury the silver and then tried in vain to fight their way out.  Jameson’s stories may have a thread of truth to them, and he mentions at the end of this story that a ranche ..read more
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Markings
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1y ago
A good friend found this stone with the carving on it while out hiking in the mountains of Arizona. He took me there to show me it and through our reseach we know that the earliest that the  Spanish were in the area was around 1520 and then again in 1540 but no records of anything earlier.  So, what does this mean? With an arrow on top of stone I would say the 1508 has something to do with a distance.  But a distance to what and is it in varas a Spanish measurement during that time period? A vara is approximately 33 inches.  You have a cross and a triangle below it so w ..read more
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Horse Mesa Treasure & Spanish Signs
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1y ago
 Did the Spanish markers show the route the King’s men took to get to the rich mines? Did the Jesuit priests pass this way leaving some of their treasure behind as they fled the King’s men?  Did the lost two hikers find part of the Jesuit treasure in a canyon? This is rough country and not for the faint hearted. Maybe it is better to stop at Tortilla Flat and talk about the lost treasure as the 105-degree temperature outside makes the cold beer much more enjoyable.  Enjoy the Story! Cheers, Greg Hawk ..read more
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Update: Both $100 hidden treasures found!
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1y ago
 VERIFIED & FOUND at PINE SPRINGS The Hidden$100 Bill! What a Story! We posted on June 5 th that Metal Detectorist Mike Higgins had found the jar with the clue to the $100 Bill. The clue said to go 15 paces due north and you would find the $100 Bill. After sending me the picture he said that they couldn’t find the $100 Bill. I assumed, like many, that someone had already found it. Today I received an email from two avid Metal Detectorists, Todd White and Benn Librizzi, with two pictures attached showing them finding the $100 Bill.  Todd said that they went half the distance to t ..read more
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CLUES: $100 MOGOLLON RIM - 5/13/2022
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1y ago
Metal Detector for this Hidden $100 Bill! Updated: See this Article Clues: Watch the video and you will see the dead & the live, go half the distance between and turn to the water trough and go half the distance.  You should find a buried mason jar with further instructions to the location of the one with $$$. Be sure to see this video on how to find Pine Springs. Post pictures here if you find them! Good luck treasure hunters! Treasure Videos ..read more
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$225,000 in Gold Coins
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1y ago
This story was another one told to me by John, whom I mention in my book. It is also a documented robbery and some details can be found online.  The location of the old Pine Springs Stage station is approximately 45 miles north and west of Payson, Arizona. More details on how to get there can be seen on the video. The elevation is about 7,500 feet so it is nice up here in the summertime and a good reason to escape the desert heat and do some camping.  The story goes that in 1879 a stagecoach carrying $225,000 in newly minted gold coin was robbed at the Pine Springs stage stop. The ..read more
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Update: Gold Nuggets On The Colorado
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1y ago
While searching both sides of the Colorado River for the Lost Cache of Gold Nuggets I stopped by the Ranger’s Office at the Picacho State Recreational Area.  It is located about 20 miles north of Winterhaven, CA and the road getting there is mostly a rough gravel and sand road. If you go a truck would be a preferable vehicle of transportation. The ranger’s office is not staffed full time so the caretaker at the campground may be able to help you. There is a campground there along with a boat ramp even though I wouldn’t take my boat on the road getting back there. You can get there by ..read more
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Update to Lost Ivanpah Silver Vein
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1y ago
After I made the video about this treasure hunt I found a couple of photos I took when I first came upon what I believed was the “Silver Vein” that Miguel had talked about in the story. These pictures show an old bucket and a small cigarette tin that I believe were Miguel’s which had been setting up in the mountains for close to 100 years. The bucket had rusted out somewhat but in the desert where there is very little rain this is what I would have expected to see.  Upon finding these I was elated and believed, after searching on and off for over ten years, that I had finally found th ..read more
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