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by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:33 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: estee conatser
Replies: 5
Views: 28347

In an earlier post it was stated "it is believed this story stems from accounts of several men from san carlos -----" No one knows for sure if Mrs. Conatser was refering to this account or not. Estee died a while back so we can't go back and ask her. When she was researching her book, Conatser drew ...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:33 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: estee conatser
Replies: 5
Views: 28347

Conatser claimed that a "group of men" found a "king's ransom" in gold bars in the 1940s in a cave somewhere in the mountains. That members of this group returned every year to take additional gold out of the mountains. She stated that she knew this to be a fact. <br> <br>On the other hand we have M...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:33 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: estee conatser
Replies: 5
Views: 28347

I've never seen a connection made between the Conaster and Kochera stories. Even in the in depth discussions about Kochera on this bulletin board. <br> <br>Its an interesting to think about though. Anonymous, how did you make this connection? Does anyone else have comments about this?
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:32 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: estee conatser
Replies: 5
Views: 28347

Conatser's book doesn't go into any detail over who the men were who took the gold out of the mountains in the 40's. It's believed this story stems from accounts of several men from san carlos who went into the Superstitions in the 1940's and removed $50,000 worth of gold and silver from a hidden ca...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:32 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: estee conatser
Replies: 5
Views: 28347

estee conatser

can anybody confirm or discredit estees conatsers claim in her book regarding the four men who supposedly took a fortune in gold fronm the superstitions in the 1940s.or is this yet another nonsense . also the claim in several books of the supposed 254000 dollars of gold waltz took from his mine? sev...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:31 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: SMHS
Replies: 9
Views: 13551

I have read your comments and I look forward to your comments on what yoyu would like to see in the newsletter now that we have it coming out quarterly. <br>HAve you given us your correct address?
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:31 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: SMHS
Replies: 9
Views: 13551

I have read your comments and made a copy of them to take to the SMHS Board Meeting at 6:00 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2002. If any of you would like to attend and also voice your comments the meeting will be held at 575 N Idaho Road, Apache Junction, AZ in the County Supervisors Board Room. <br> <br>If an...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:31 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: SMHS
Replies: 9
Views: 13551

We have the newsletter back on track and it is coming out quarterly. Volume 19 Number 1 Jan-April 2002 was sent in January 2002, Volume 19 Number 2 April-July was sent mid-April. I am currently working on Volume 19 Number 3 that will be coming out In late July 2002. <br> <br>The Volume 18 SM Journal...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:31 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: SMHS
Replies: 9
Views: 13551

The newsletters are also not coming out quarterly, sometimes only twice a year, and there really isn't much in the way of news in them. If the SMHS doesn't start living up to it's part of the deal, I predict a drop in membership renewals.
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:30 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: SMHS
Replies: 9
Views: 13551

I inquired about the journal last December and was told the staff had too much work to do and they were trying to edit and proofread the materials for printing. That was 6 months ago. I gathered the staff was busy with other things and the journal took the back burner. This doesn't present a good im...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:30 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: SMHS
Replies: 9
Views: 13551

Seems to me you folks need some sort of "editor-in -chief" person to be responsible for editing and putting together the journal. This can be a daunting task for someone doing this in their spare time, or who needs to handle a half-dozen or so other chores and still worry about the tedious work of "...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:30 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: SMHS
Replies: 9
Views: 13551

I receive my newsletter at sporadic intervals. Last time I asked (several months ago) I was told they were doing final editing on the two late journal issues, and it was taking a long time due to the volume of material. So now they should be sending out 3 journals (2000, 2001, 2002). <br>I'm getting...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:30 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: SMHS
Replies: 9
Views: 13551

SMHS

Many of us who look in on this site from time to time are members of the Superstition Mountain Historical Society (SMHS). Does anyone have any information on the status of this organization and when the next SMHS Journal is due to be mailed ? I have not received a journal in two years. Have they dis...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:26 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: What then?
Replies: 2
Views: 6640

What then?

What do you do if you find the mine? Maybe, just maybe, this is serious question.
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:25 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: My Friends, The Search Is Over !!!
Replies: 1
Views: 6210

Do what I always do: click my heels together 3 times, repeating "theres no place like home", then run around in a circle until you get sick. It won't get you home, but it will take your mind off of things.
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:25 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: My Friends, The Search Is Over !!!
Replies: 1
Views: 6210

My Friends, The Search Is Over !!!

Dear Fellow Explorers, <br> <br>I have spent the last 15 years of my life in search of the lost dutchman's goldmine, and today, my search is over. I have found it ! It is more beautiful than I had ever expected. Nuggets the size of large rocks ! The glimmer from the gold is almost blinding ... It wi...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:24 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: To: Webmaster
Replies: 0
Views: 4739

To: Webmaster

FYI: <br>I am currently accessing many web sites, all of which are coming up immediately, except for this one which is at this moment (5:48 AM) taking about 45 seconds to load a page. I suspect some sort of bottleneck or tuning issue - it doesn't seem to be a problem across the board. <br> <br>I onl...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:24 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: Text of the law
Replies: 0
Views: 4919

Text of the law

Here is what the law (ARS 17-308) actually says: <br> <br>============================= <br>17-308. Unlawful camping <br> <br>It is unlawful for a person to camp within one-fourth mile of a natural water hole containing water or a man-made watering facility containing water in such a place that wild...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:23 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: Yeah! What he said!
Replies: 0
Views: 4967

Yeah! What he said!

You really seem to know the particulars here, LDM. Any suggestions on how we can address this? <br>Everyone knows that backcountry courtesy dictates not camping so near a water source that the wildlife can't get to it. But I never heard of, nor do I believe there is, any such law as this quarter-mil...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:22 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: No Camping part deux
Replies: 8
Views: 10863

No, they are not directly aiming at putting us out of business, although , sometimes ,they make it diffcult to operate.The Forest Service is controlled by outside forces, and their greatest force that they listen to is the extreme enviromentalists.The Forest Service oils the squeakist wheel.Certainl...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:22 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: No Camping part deux
Replies: 8
Views: 10863

Well. obviously you've already thought about this "domestic stock" thing, but if not your animals, what ARE they referring to? Cattle could be called commercial stock too. I would interpret it as saying they have no right to try and keep you from water. Wouldn't "domestic" be the opposite of "wild"?...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:22 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: No Camping part deux
Replies: 8
Views: 10863

I'm with ya on that Ron! <br> I wonder if posting "ominous" signs like "Littering is an offense punishable by $500" and "Ranger Patrol Area" would help curb the garbage that goes in (and stays) there. Otherwise, it's just another case of the government throwing more bullshit, empty (or insidious!) l...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:22 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: No Camping part deux
Replies: 8
Views: 10863

I just got back and read the posts. Hiker, I don't know if domestic livestock is the same when mine might be classified as commercial livestock. You don't have to be a genius to look and see what is happening all through the U.S.The government is pushing more control not less in all facets of our li...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:21 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: No Camping part deux
Replies: 8
Views: 10863

You might say that Charlebois Spring is the only reasonable existing water source in the area for humans, but certainly not for wildlife, or even domestic stock. There are numerous places all up and down LaBarge Canyon and above in Charlebois Canyon where wildlife can get water and in fact prefer to...
by count
Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:21 am
Forum: Old Forum Archive
Topic: No Camping part deux
Replies: 8
Views: 10863

The statewide law concerning desert springs and waterholes has to do with hunting restrictions. You cannot hunt within 1/4 mile of a waterhole. Springs, streams and waterholes have no "camping only" restrictions unless it is a special case applied by a specific Government agency for a specific purpo...