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by Roger
Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Stone Maps
Replies: 922
Views: 520200

Mexican Mining in The Superstitions

While I was in Phoenix for the 2005 Lost Dutchman Rendezvous, I got to spend about an hour of quality discussion time with Ron Feldman at the OK Corral. He was gracious enough to give me a copy of the archaeological report that was prepared by the archaeologists that he was required to hire during h...
by Roger
Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Helen Corbin's Olbers Manifest
Replies: 223
Views: 167112

Ship Olbers Arrival in New Orleans - Not!

As noted above, I emailed the ISTG requesting info on any arrival of the Ship Olbers in late 1839. They finally came back saying that they had no record of such a landing but did have a suggestions of where I could go to look at microfilm copies of the immigrant ships' passenger lists - either the U...
by Roger
Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: 2006 Dutch Hunter's Rendezvous
Replies: 162
Views: 104103

Let It Go

Joe & Peter,

Please let it go!

Roger
by Roger
Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: 2006 Dutch Hunter's Rendezvous
Replies: 162
Views: 104103

2006 Rendezvous

Joe, I for one fully appreciated the work you did in organizing the 2005 LD Rendezvous - getting a location picked, serving the Friday evening stew which was to die for, and serving the special biscut and gravy breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning. Your wife had a big hand in all of this too. I ...
by Roger
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: First Amendment Forum
Topic: First Amendment Forum - USE IT !!!!!!!!!!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2788

First Amendment Forum - USE IT !!!!!!!!!!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For those of you that are determined to verbally slug it out with each other, move it to the First Amendment Forum that was specifically set up to handle this type of dialogue. Joe has already gone there - will the rest please follow! I am personally tired of having to plow through all of the diatri...
by Roger
Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Senor Ballesteros and Ruth's driver
Replies: 44
Views: 32995

John D. Mitchell's Book

Joe, On Page 126 of his book, John D. Mitchell writes: "The following information was given to the writer by Senor Jose Balleseros de Madrid at his large cattle ranch in Southern Sonora in 1910. Ballesteros died in the year 1912 at the age of 93 years. ...." Mitchell says he has this infor...
by Roger
Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Senor Ballesteros and Ruth's driver
Replies: 44
Views: 32995

Jose Ballesteros and the Peraltas

John D. Mitchel wrote in "Lost Mines of the Great Southwest" (1933) the following on Page 122 regarding Senor Jose Ballesteros and the Peraltas: "Ballesteros and his men met Don Antonio Pablo Peralta, the father of Miguel, who was on his way to California. Don Antonio told Ballesteros...
by Roger
Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Jim Bark and the Deering/Chuning Timeline
Replies: 96
Views: 87102

Robert Bowen's Search for the Two Soilders Mine

Novice, The June 27, 1893, article in the Arizona Daily Star had no additional info on Bowen and his search for the Two Soilders mine. If you want to get a consolidated collection of early newspaper articles on the LDM, the Superstition Mtn Historical Society published a set of them entitled "E...
by Roger
Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Jim Bark and the Deering/Chuning Timeline
Replies: 96
Views: 87102

Chuning's Search Begins

Novice, A little slow in getting back on your question regarding my source for when Chuning began to search for Deering's mine. Thomas Glover writes on Page 94 of his book, The LDM of Jacob Waltz, the following: "John Chuning finished telling Jim Bark his story and said that he thought he would...
by Roger
Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Jim Bark and the Deering/Chuning Timeline
Replies: 96
Views: 87102

Bowen's Search Pre-dates Chunning Search

There is a somewhat lengthy article in the Arizona Daily Star dated June 27, 1893, which includes the following: "Robert Bowen, of Tempe, one of the pioneer miners in Arizona, having been at the Silver King in early days, says he spent three months, thirteen years ago, looking for the treasure ...
by Roger
Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Forum Code of Conduct
Replies: 91
Views: 59659

Prospectors of the 1880's

The men who prospected the desert areas of Arizona, Nevada, and California in the late 1800's were a hardy breed. A hot Arizona summer did not deter them at all from spending months in the interior of the Superstition Mtns. Here are a few newspaper articles of the time that show their activities: Ph...
by Roger
Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Forum Code of Conduct
Replies: 91
Views: 59659

Which One?

Peter,

OK, I'll bite - which one?

Roger
by Roger
Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Forum Code of Conduct
Replies: 91
Views: 59659

Forum Code of Conduct

A significant number of the Forum members signed up to the following Code of Conduct last year: 1. Mutual respect will govern all postings. 2. No profanity will ever be used in postings. 3. No personal attacts for any reason!! 4. Requests for resource references may be made, but no one's position sh...
by Roger
Tue May 30, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Helen Corbin's Olbers Manifest
Replies: 223
Views: 167112

Oblers Passenger Records for 1839

The ISTG web site has a large number of passenger lists for ships arriving from Europe to a number of American ports. The below page of their site is sorted down to just German departures: http://immigrantships.net/bremenproj/bremenproject.html I have searched all of the ship manifests for the 1820'...
by Roger
Mon May 29, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Stone Maps
Replies: 922
Views: 520200

5th Stone Map Found In Utah

Someone questioned earlier on the Forum about the finding of a 5th Stone Map that was supposed to be a part of the 4 Stone Maps found in Arizona. Here is a web site with the press release dated 12-5-04 about that 5th Stone Map: http://www.free-press-release.com/news/200412/1102275654.html There is a...
by Roger
Fri May 26, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Spanish Mining Laws
Replies: 7
Views: 5277

Spanish Mining Claims

Joe, think I pointed out in the last posting that these were public postings of claims - no secrets. Same point you are making. Here's one you will like - you can join the Historic Sites & Shipwrecks Restoration & Preservation Socitety and they will give you all the info you need on Spanish ...
by Roger
Fri May 26, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Spanish Mining Laws
Replies: 7
Views: 5277

Spanish Mining Laws

Bill, As I indicated, I haven't read the whole document, but have read the total table of contents and done a number of key word searches. The only thing in the book on marking the mine locations reads a lot like U.S. laws regarding the size of the claim that can be made, where the claim markers hav...
by Roger
Thu May 25, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Spanish Mining Laws
Replies: 7
Views: 5277

Spanish Mining Laws

We had discussed the topic of Spanish mining laws and regulations several times on the Forum. I have come across an on-line book that might be of interest to members that has the following description: • Author: Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872. • Title: A collection of mining laws of Spain a...
by Roger
Wed May 03, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Deerings Trail
Replies: 102
Views: 72017

Deering's Mine = Waltz's Mine???

Peter, you wrote: "Roger What makes you think the Deering Mine and Waltzs are one in the same? They most probably are two different kettle of fish.....imho. " Having laid all the Deering, Thorne, and Waltz mine clues out and compared them, Yes, I do believe that all three of these are all ...
by Roger
Tue May 02, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: John Chuning Finds LDM
Replies: 21
Views: 13977

Chuning's Search Locations

Joe, please share the locations that Chuning searched that you have information about. From the more available records, the only info on this I have seen has been the Bark Notes regarding the mine that Chuning and Bark worked on the Salt River above where Fish Creek comes in and the Brownie Manuscri...
by Roger
Mon May 01, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Deerings Trail
Replies: 102
Views: 72017

Chuning's Search

I agree that Brownie Holmes claimed to have no association with the LDM manuscript that carries his name. Did he really not write it or did he write it possibly to attract investors and didn't want it public as it contained too many specifics? We will never know. The Brownie of the LDM manuscript st...
by Roger
Mon May 01, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Deerings Trail
Replies: 102
Views: 72017

Chuning's Initial Search Area

The one person that had some first hand information on where the LDM was located was John Chuning. He had obtained sufficient information from Deering to be able to narrow his search area down to something reasonable (even though he widened his search area over the years due to his lack of success)....
by Roger
Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Discovering the Lost Dutchman
Replies: 8
Views: 5913

Texas

Please be careful with the comments on Texas!!

Roger
by Roger
Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Deerings Trail
Replies: 102
Views: 72017

Bluff Spring Mtn Trail

Zentul & Joe: Joe is correct that Jack Carlson covers a protion of the old trail over Bluff Spring Mtn in his book, Hiker's Guide to the Superstition Wilderness. On page 92, Trip 12, he explains how to get onto the old Ely-Anderson Trail above Bluff Spring and then up on top of the mtn. On page ...
by Roger
Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Deerings Trail
Replies: 102
Views: 72017

Deering's Trail

I gave in my posting above the following Bark Note reference: 1. "Well, I was camped at at a spring in a big canyon, and was headed for the King. I had my breakfast, took my canteen full of water and went to look for my burro. I saw him about half a mile up the side of the mountain, about a mil...