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by ThomasG
Mon May 27, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Around the Campfire
Topic: Memorial Day - Freedom Isn't Free
Replies: 0
Views: 207

Memorial Day - Freedom Isn't Free

To All WHo Have Served This Memorial Day I am remembering my father and a conversation I had with Tom K. My dad was a fireman in San Bernardino, California on December 7, 1941. After the attack on Pearl Harbor there was fear of a Japanese attack on California. Men who were firemen on Dec. 7th were e...
by ThomasG
Sat May 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 6849

Re: Massacure

Mike, Good to see you posting. Would have responded sooner, but life got in the way. I don't know if you caught this earlier post. So thought I'd repost some of it. Concerning Silverlock and Malm: - Did the Mexicans mine between the Gila and Salt Rivers? Again I believe the weight of the evidence is...
by ThomasG
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Around the Campfire
Topic: A Joke or Two
Replies: 3
Views: 518

A Joke or Two

Want to brighten up someone's day with innocent fun? When you go into a Papa Murphy’s pizza as you pick up your order they will ask you : Do you have any questions? (temperature, timing, etc.) Say, Yes. I do have a question. As they stop to answer you say: You know the Big Bang, created energy and o...
by ThomasG
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over
Replies: 65
Views: 52166

Re: Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

Gerald “Jerry” Hamrick (1927-2019) My guess is only a few old timers know about Gerald “Jerry” Hamrick. He has been a colleague and friend of mine for at least 25 years. My greatest regret is that I had not seen him in many weeks. I had been going by the nursing home at least once a week for a few y...
by ThomasG
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: how did YOU first develop an interest?
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: how did YOU first develop an interest?

I think I may have already have addressed this issue in a book. But it bears readdressing. Many years ago I came across Sims Ely's book and it interested me. I was in high school, and it only interested me academically. Years later while in California and Carol, my wife was still in England, I ment ...
by ThomasG
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 6849

Re: Massacure

Don, Thanks for the PM. It is good to see you posting. I appreciate your posts and I appreciate this forum as it tries to avoid what I can only kindly describe as flights of fancy approaching irrationality I encountered over on TNet. We do not all have to agree -- and it would be boring if we did. P...
by ThomasG
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 6849

Re: Massacure

Research is an interesting thing. Getting it right is not just a matter of data, but of time and place too. I remember back many years ago there was what were called “Cat Conferences” in Seattle. The conferences targeted non-domestic cats, i.e., non-domestic felidae. At any given conference there mi...
by ThomasG
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 6849

Re: Massacure

I wouldn’t be too hard on Helen. She relied on what she thought was reliable material from a person she and Bob trusted. Material said to come directly from pioneer families. At the time she wrote the book Helen was not the only person who accepted the information and its source. My understanding is...
by ThomasG
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 6849

Re: Massacure

Gentlemen, IMHO a very good discussion. Thought I ,might throw in my 2 cents worth. - Did Waltz have gold and have it in quantity? I believe that the weight of the evidence is he did. That evidence is Julia’s turn around when she had no collateral. Holmes’ sudden improvement in life stile and the le...
by ThomasG
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 6849

Re: Massacure

Jim, Well done! A most interesting article. The start of the article reads: "From the Chicago Inter-Ocean". The Chicago Inter-Ocean was a Chicago newspaper. So I would assume that the article was also/originally printed in that newspaper. This would seem to be the earliest account of the Dutchman le...
by ThomasG
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 6849

Re: Massacure

Jim, Thank you. I was going through – skimming actually – Bick’s 1895 article on Waltz and the mine. I did not find a reference to the massacre story. It puzzled me. As I say I was skimming. When I get some spare time I’ll try and go a little deeper. But, I wonder if the massacre Bick refers to of t...
by ThomasG
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 6849

Massacure

Gentlemen, This question may well have been addressed before. What is the first/earliest mention of the massacre? And who was the person who first disclosed it? Was it Bicknell? Bark? Or was it the Howlands? Or ... I would dig through my files, but these days other things preclude me researching ver...
by ThomasG
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Rendezvous
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Re: Rendezvous

I cannot say. That has always been a question. But I have questions. Bark wrote a small document that contained what he considered his best info. It was passed to the Ely family, and I inherited it -- so to speak. I am greatly underwhelmed by its contents. There are things the Spangler famly looked ...
by ThomasG
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Rendezvous
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Re: Rendezvous

Garry, I was never in the military. So I cannot speak from experience. My understanding from people who were in the military is the ranking officer on a joint operation or endeavor was the person in command – unless there were orders to the alternative. If I get a chance next week when I am in Phoen...
by ThomasG
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Rendezvous
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Rendezvous

I regret not being at the Rendezvous this year. But as some know my wife had an accident a few days before the Rendezvous. I needed to be here, with her. Below is the talk I was scheduled to give Saturday night. Thomas Good evening, Before I start I like to make a toast, an old English toast from th...
by ThomasG
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: The Legend

Opps! I wrote the post on my iPad while watching a 60 minutes piece on falconry in Mongolia where they use eagles. Something that has intrigued me for years. Obviously, I was not paying enough attention to the post. But, there was some really good footage of the eagles! Here is what I meant to post:...
by ThomasG
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend
Replies: 2
Views: 925

The Legend

Question: what is the origin of legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine and/or the Lost Dutchman Mine?

Thomas
by ThomasG
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Another Dutchhunter
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Re: Another Dutchhunter

Tom K's

Tom's Celebration of Life is being held at Lost Dutchman State Park starting at 4PM tomorrow, Saturday?

T
by ThomasG
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Another Dutchhunter
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Re: Another Dutchhunter

From what I can tell not all the posts to Another Dutch Hunter Passes Over made the transition. I was looking for what I wrote about Len Killen. But I did not find it.

T
by ThomasG
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Another Dutchhunter
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Another Dutchhunter

There was a thread, Another Dutch Hunter Passes Over. Does anyone know how to access it?
by ThomasG
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Re: The Legend

Don, I agree about Barry Storm. I see Barry as the bridge between the 1930s flurry of interest, and 1950s. While several people made permanent camps in the Sups. in the '30s and there was considerable interest in the LDM, none of them really spread the interest past the 1930s and/or outside a small ...
by ThomasG
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

The Legend

The question is: what was the genesis of the legend? From were was it birthed? Did it come from Julia? Or Julia and Rhinehart? Did Bicknell concoct the legend? Or did Bicknell simply gather information and publish lt? What about the Holmes account? Or did today's legend spring from Bark? Ely? Barry ...
by ThomasG
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Early Salt River Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Early Salt River Valley

Gentlemen,

Thank you! I had it fixed in my head it came from a book. Didn't even look in my map collection. Opps, I did get a good review of Farish ... stumbled on some items I might not have.

Thomas
by ThomasG
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Early Salt River Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Early Salt River Valley

Gentlemen,

I am hoping for some help in Identifying the source of the attached. I though it came from Farish, But, so far I have not found it in Farish.

If someone knows of the or a source for it I would be most grateful.

Thank you

Thomas
by ThomasG
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Black Forest
Replies: 20
Views: 3771

Re: Black Forest

Joe,

A PS:

Good catch on Blair and the Black Forest. I had forgot to check Blair. I opened my copy and there it was. My bad.

Well done...

Thomas