Mason waited two weeks and then sent out a search party. Lets explore all of these questions and journey back into the haunted history of the Lost Dutchman Mine. The mine is named after immigrant Jacob Waltz c. The upper left side is where the gold is, says Kemm. It seems that he never returned, and died in 1892. His body was found the next month and a bullet hole was discovered above his right temple. There are always dangers when on a journey to find a goldmine - snakebites you're gonna need a doctor , Indians, and other people with big guns that want to kill you dead.
Many gold prospectors have imagined that the ancient rock art left by these groups are maps. In December, 1931, reported on the recent discovery of a human skull in the Superstition Mountains. He stayed for the remainder of his life. Ruth disappeared while searching for the mine in the summer of 1931. However, these expeditions further enraged the Apache, who then began to prey on all trespassers. On the trip home, however, my friend asked if the curved arrow on the map could be an extension of the trail. Ruth gave detailed directions and ended his note with the motto of Julius Ceasar: Veni, vidi, vici! The last case of anyone finding the bones of a Peralta mule was in 1914.
The result of injury was an operation and three months in a wheelchair. My neighbor pointed to the cave a key landmark below a ledge another key landmark and we soon stood on the site which thousands of people had searched for during the last one hundred and ten years. Ruth did not return as scheduled, and no trace of him could be found after a brief search. But it is one of the most popular lost treasure stories in America. About a half year later, his skull was recovered with two bullet holes in it. Over the years, Feldman has accumulated a serious band of like-minded treasure seekers and Dutch hunters. He was later said to have been bought out of the mine by Walz and Weiser.
We headed for home, a small community of about 350 permanent residents whose ability to divulge a secret is restricted only by the limitations of the telephone. Blair suggested that this Waltz could be the same Waltz who later came to be regarded as the legendary Dutchman, and that he Americanized the spelling of his family name. To others, the peak, or spire, looking more like a finger pointing upwards and it has also been referred to as the Finger of God. Even if one or many of the clues were true, there was an earthquake in 1887 that altered the landscape. He vanished into the mountains in 2009 and his body was not discovered until three years later, hidden in a crevasse 35 feet up a cliff, and destined to become yet another chapter in the continuing story of the lost mine.
He was known to have been obsessed with finding the mine for several years and had made previous trips to the area. On many occasions, men tried to follow him when he left town, but Walz would always shake his pursuers in the rugged region around the mountain. She took photographs while I tried to correlate what I saw on the ground with the symbols and lines on the map. Why is it a big deal? It was on these articles, published on the HubPages, that John V. A boulder ended up crushing the legs of one of the boys. We had to hike through a lot of scrub brush and cacti, walking over pea-size pebbles which rolled like marbles when we stepped on them, making the going tough. Tantalizingly, his checkbook was also recovered, with a note in it claming that he had discovered the mine.
They would pack up all of the available burros and wagons with the already mined ore and return home. Over the next few weeks we will provide some images and photos taken at or very near the site. Local economic interests There is more than a little incentive for the local community to nurture the mystery surrounding the lost mine. Their exchange rates are fine, besides there is nowhere else in the middle of the desert to exchange your bag of ores with money. Another prospector connected to the Lost Dutchman Mine and its mysterious deaths was Elisha Reavis, better known as the Madman of the Superstitions. My mine is located in a north-trending canyon. In 1967 I was seventeen years old and in the Navy.
That was pure torture, but I would get used to it. When he reached the region, the local Indians told him that the mountain held much gold, although they refused to help the Spaniard explore it. Haunted by an unknown energy that claims the lives of men? Before them, there were nomadic bands of people passing through the area. Arizona place-name expert Byrd Granger wrote, as of 1977, the Lost Dutchman's story had been printed or cited at least six times more often than two other fairly well-known tales, the story of 's lost treasure, and the story of the in. Later in life Waltz fell upon hard times and was living in south Phoenix in 1891 and was being cared for by a good-hearted neighbor, an African-American woman named Julia Thomas. What would you do with the treasure once you found it? He had metal pins in his leg, and used a cane to help him walk.
It was here, in an area known unofficially as the Strip, where Thorne came to live and work amongst the Indians. In most variants of the story, the family of a man called Miguel Peralta discovered the mine and began mining the gold there, only to be attacked or massacred by Apaches in about 1850 in the supposed. However, less than two weeks later on January 1, 1962, Shorty Mueller died of a heart attack. The Dutchmen saved Peralta from certain death in a knife fight and as a reward, he gave them a look at the map to the mine. In most versions of the tale, Jacob Waltz located a rich gold mine in the Superstition Mountains in many versions of the story, they rescue or help a member of the Peralta family and are rewarded by being told the location of the mine. Thorne determined that he would try to find the place again. They soon returned to Sonora, laden with gold and planning another trip.
There is no map in existence. Feldman absorbed every bit of information he could find on the history of mining in the region. That December, his skull was found on Black Top Mountain with two holes in it. The search has since fueled more than a century of speculation. She is a lyrics search engine and is often baited by her family with lines from a song to get her to sing and dance around the house.
Experts believe the rocks were milled with modern equipment before they were inscribed. Treasure hunters believe this was most likely Weavers Needle. Flagg Foundation, the curator of the stones, in Mesa, Arizona, to find out whether I could see them first hand. On the next trip, my wife and I planned to take pictures from a short way up the small canyon. You can also find more food by going fishing in rivers and stuff. One theory why nobody has found the mine is that Waltz might have even been a claim jumper who hid stolen loot up there in a dugout and made trips whenever he needed money.