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by don
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: cravey /ruth
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: cravey /ruth

Hello Novice, Nice to see you posting again..and no I hadnt seen the link you posted before. Thanks for the link .As for where i heard of Craveys decapitated head ,sitting atop a rock cairn,on a regularly used trail with a rope round it..or more correctly the rope was supposedly on the trail and whe...
by don
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: cravey /ruth
Replies: 2
Views: 129

cravey /ruth

just filling in some idle time,thought id ask peoples opinions as to why the James Cravey case didnt attract the same interest, or fire the imagination in the same way as the Adolph Ruth suicide/murder/death by natural causes case did. Both cases ,on the face of it,could be described as mysterious,b...
by don
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: for gods sake
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: for gods sake

hi Jim, Hope you are keeping well in these troubled times and nice to hear from you again.I guess youre right, both with the reasons why its dropped off here and that 1 thread with substance here is most likely better than a thousand silly posts elsewhere lol.As us "oldies" die off ,we are...
by don
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: for gods sake
Replies: 2
Views: 317

for gods sake

its rather sad to see the demise of this site/forum.im not trying to knock treasure net ,but cant understand why posters would ditch this site in favour of TN ..such a wealth of information here from days past,lively debate ,a lot of passion too at times..even the odd bit of comedy here and there. d...
by don
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over
Replies: 69
Views: 80603

Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

so sorry to hear this news..its a pity that he had to suffer such abuse here over a particular period in time ,by some folk who wernt fit to tie his bootlaces. his knowledge served this forum well ,he could be informative,humorous and certainly had a way with words . my sympathies to his family and ...
by don
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Coon Bluff
Replies: 4
Views: 1872

Re: Coon Bluff

hi..prob wandering a bit here,but living in the u.k ive no experience in dealing with desert critters. i wondered what are the chances ,while exploring these places , of getting bitten by a rattlesnake for example? or a scorpion,spider,gila monster or whatever else lives and lurks in these places?
by don
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Decoding not the "Peralta" Stone Maps
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

Re: Decoding not the "Peralta" Stone Maps

could you provide a little more detail please?
by don
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 20012

Re: The Salazar Survey

and further more,you have admitted that you didnt have either the time or the inclination to check on the veracity of "each and every item"..yet use those very same "unchecked items" to "verify" the story ,which leads to the ultimate conclusion as regards the "vera...
by don
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 20012

Re: The Salazar Survey

Cuzzin jack
THAT works BOTH ways surely?
by don
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 20012

Re: The Salazar Survey

cuzzinjack sorry if i seemed abrasive..no intention to be..but maybe sometimes i come across as being that..its the social media communication thing probabley..easy to misinterpret sometimes. But no point in me giving anything other than my honest opinion...im sure you wouldnt want it any other way....
by don
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 20012

Re: The Salazar Survey

cuzzin jack QUOTE If the searcher has no knowledge of surveying, geology, underground mining, or science in general, the searcher’s assumption of truth (or untruth) becomes unreliable to a degree proportional to his/her lack of knowledge of these subjects. If the searcher does not live near the “Sup...
by don
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 20012

Re: The Salazar Survey

cuzzin jack tks for links, so Antonio Cosmes went solo in 1849,after coming back from america and in 1852 moved to spain,so if the expedition was in 1851-53 then it seems he could possibly have fitted in the time frame..so it seems it was at least possible for the glass photos to have been taken at ...
by don
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 20012

Re: The Salazar Survey

plus..why lug around glass negatives which were notoriously brittle ,easily scratchedor shattered and tended to curl up at edges and needed to be stored correctly in order to be preserved ,when a plain paper photograph would have sufficed?....
by don
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 20012

Re: The Salazar Survey

following on from post from 5 mins ago lol.. Two common types of emulsion plates were the ambrotype and the tintype. Ambrotypes used a glass plate instead of the copper plate of the daguerreotypes. Tintypes used a tin plate. While these plates were much more sensitive to light, they had to be develo...
by don
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 20012

Re: The Salazar Survey

Cuzzin jack...... until 1880s photography was only for the very rich or for professional photographers or companies as far as im aware..it only changed when eastmans /kodak produced their camera that didnt need constant change of plates etc,and at a price most or many could afford.so going back to 1...
by don
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 20012

Re: The Salazar Survey

im also a bit dubious about the glass photos part of the story..how many people in 1853 would have had access to such a device,according to wilkpedia QUOTE/In 1839, John Herschel made the first glass negative, but his process was difficult to reproduce. Slovene Janez Puhar invented a process for mak...
by don
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 20012

Re: The Salazar Survey

hi cuzzinjack at first glance i found it extremely interesting..but not really a believer in anything thats connected,in any way, with the peralta stone maps "thing"/various other treasure maps or holes in rocks which point to lost mines etc. r has this cristabell peralta person been prove...
by don
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 20012

Re: The Salazar Survey

Cuzzin jack....thanks for posting the new link-it works fine...only had a quick peek so far,but seems at first glance pretty interesting...quite a bit of reading there to digest and understand..im gonna give it a try..once again thanks
by don
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Salazar Survey
Replies: 25
Views: 20012

Re: The Salazar Survey

Hi
Ive tried clicking the link you provided but it leads me to a "this page can not be found" answer...could you provide another link please? it sounds interesting ,though i admit ,at this stage anyway, it doesnt give me much confidence in the conclusions.
kind regards
by don
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Around the Campfire
Topic: A Joke or Two
Replies: 4
Views: 6704

Re: A Joke or Two

here is a rather long joke...i laughed when told it,but not really sure why..in fact the more i think of it ,the more i think is it funny or not? anyway here goes. man in barber shop having his haircut...the conversation between him and the barber goes thus. barber ."going on holiday this year?...
by don
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: how did YOU first develop an interest?
Replies: 2
Views: 4763

Re: how did YOU first develop an interest?

if all the nonsense that was once believed ,but now known to be lies added to make the story seem more exciting, had never been included ,and the legend had been reduced to the "bare bones"of what we "know" to be probabley true.....would any of us have been the least bit interest...
by don
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 37167

Re: Massacure

Thomas, Hi...it seems you did indeed miss out on collecting some possibley very interesting recollections from that particular individual. im quite a fan of the oral history genre,having read most of Studs Terkel's works,and only recently finished a book on Harlan County oral recollections...some of...
by don
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 37167

Re: Massacure

cuzzin jack • The prospectors paid 30 dollars for the room........... 30 • Jacob gave them 3 dollars back.......................... - 3 • They paid 27 dollars after the refund ................... 27 • Plus, there are 2 dollars in Jacob’s pocket.............. + 2 • There is a total of 29 dollars .......
by don
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 37167

Re: Massacure

i think ill refrain from posting from here on in ..apart from being in a minority of 1 here ,some might get the opinion im being deliberately argumentative- im not..not deliberately anyway,or with any malice intended. i just cant see why belief in the LDM still persists thats all..maybe id be best a...
by don
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 37167

Re: Massacure

its about the only thing that government (s) excel at ...keeping records.And to a large degree we can trust them,if and when they are made public. unfortunately,when it comes to family anecdotes etc the same thing cant be said ,at least to the same degree. "Waltz's jewellery " etc is one s...