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by Ozarker
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Taking a Stand
Replies: 31
Views: 28461

Re: Taking a Stand

Hello: In my previous post, I stated that George Roberts received his patent for homestead to the east half of the southwest quarter of Section 3 T1N R3E on 4 May 1885 after proving up his claim. That was a poor choice of words on my part. The patent was indeed issued on 4 May 1885 as indicated, but...
by Ozarker
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Taking a Stand
Replies: 31
Views: 28461

Re: Taking a Stand

Hello All: Below is an excerpt from the actual 1931 James M Barney map. This excerpt is only of the section showing Township 1 North Range 3 East (T1N R3E), corresponding to the map that Roberts posted, and which includes the original Phoenix townsite and, more importantly, the nearby early homestea...
by Ozarker
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Taking a Stand
Replies: 31
Views: 28461

Taking a Stand

Hello All: Two days ago, I responded to a Treasurenet thread started by Kraig Roberts, entitled "Jacob Waltz 160 acre 1/4 Section" (sic). My post, which happened to be my first at that site in several years, was deleted almost immediately, but would have appeared as post number 48, immedia...
by Ozarker
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 247055

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

Hello All: This has probably been covered elsewhere, but I'm hoping someone who has studied Polzer's comments in detail has the answer handy, or can at least point me in the right direction. In his analysis, Polzer appeared to make a distinction between the crosses on the witch/priest stone (which h...
by Ozarker
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 247055

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

Just a heads up - I just revisited the book I linked to above to make sure the link was working, and it appears that I've reached some sort of limit and can no longer view the pages.

So, take your time while you're there, if you're interested - otherwise you'll need to buy or borrow the book!

Larry
by Ozarker
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 247055

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

On 4 September 1926, the Victoria Daily Times, a newspaper in British Columbia (in the Pacific Northwest) published a set of eight drawings that a man named Robert Connell had made of a few petroglyphs that he had found along the West Coast Trail near Clo-oose, a fishing village on the southwest coa...
by Ozarker
Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 247055

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

Beth: Unless I missed something, I don't think anyone here is proposing the stones were actually carved in the 1500s or 1600s. I think there might be some supposition that Travis was attempting to convey a story, and his story started with the early beginnings of New Spain, circa 1535, due to that d...
by Ozarker
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 247055

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

Garry asked for somebody to tackle the timeframe of the carved spanish galleon quite a few posts back (how authentic is the Galleon? Did Travis have to have had some knowledge of Spanish history? Maybe someone has actually seen this particular image of a Galleon in a book? How many masts? Gun Ports?...
by Ozarker
Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 247055

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

Wayne, you are correct and it was indeed Carl Burgoyne, President of the Oregon Archeological Society, that Love approached asking help in locating the additional stone, and that MOEL would pay up to $2500 to purchase such stone if it could be found. They mutually agreed that they would offer anyone...
by Ozarker
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 247055

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

Hello All: I just wanted to clarify something concerning the "investigators" talking to Robert Tumlinson, in case somebody hasn't had the chance to review the documentation that Garry provided. Mel Brower and Elbert Love, who conducted the "interviews" being discussed, were MOEL ...
by Ozarker
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 247055

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

The following are excerpts from Wikipedia articles that help to frame the 1535 date: Viceroyalty of New Spain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viceroyalty_of_New_Spain "The creation of a viceroyalty in the Americas was a result of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire (1519 to 1521). The lands a...
by Ozarker
Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 247055

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

I can't make out the lettering to the right of the sails, but I can see that the 1535 date is included on this side of the stone as well (inside the top-most row of sails). Of course, the reference to Charles V and the 1535 date puts us back in the time of the conquistadors. Charles had a multitude ...
by Ozarker
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps
Replies: 335
Views: 247055

Re: Travis Tumlinson and the Stone Maps

Hello All: I think we kind of got off track here. I don't think Garry ever indicated that Janie told him he was the first to contact her. Rather, I believe that reference was to Larry Webb. This is an excerpt of what Garry actually said in his post: That was certainly not my sense from Larry’s initi...
by Ozarker
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Around the Campfire
Topic: Travel Channel Show on Superstition Mountain area
Replies: 7
Views: 11342

Re: Travel Channel Show on Superstition Mountain area

Good deal, Paul. I'll copy it too and add it to my collection. Clay's segment started about halfway through the one-hour show, but the rest of the show was about different places and things in southern Arizona and was interesting enough. Glad you folks found the listing.
by Ozarker
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Around the Campfire
Topic: Travel Channel Show on Superstition Mountain area
Replies: 7
Views: 11342

Re: Travel Channel Show on Superstition Mountain area

Paul: Last night, they ran the show with Clay twice (8 pm and 11 pm my time) and then at 2 am they ran the previous week's show. So perhaps they'll run a similar schedule next Monday, and Clay will be on very late that night (actually very early the following morning). I wish I had recorded it too -...
by Ozarker
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Around the Campfire
Topic: Travel Channel Show on Superstition Mountain area
Replies: 7
Views: 11342

Re: Travel Channel Show on Superstition Mountain area

Hello All: I caught the show last night and was somewhat disappointed that the segment on the Lost Dutchman and Clay Worst was so short (it only lasted about 6 minutes). But it was a great six minutes! Most of it dealt with Clay's operation at the Old Wasp mine and it was really impressive, even tho...
by Ozarker
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: What REALLY happened to Adolph Ruth?
Replies: 126
Views: 86990

Re: What REALLY happened to Adolph Ruth?

Somehiker: Back in the early 1890s, Ephraim Stewart of Mesa owned a half interest in what was then known as the Superstition Ranch located approximately where pippinwhitepaws described the house structure. In February 1892, Stewart sold his interest in the ranch to CF Rogers and sons (also cattlemen...
by Ozarker
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: What REALLY happened to Adolph Ruth?
Replies: 126
Views: 86990

Re: What REALLY happened to Adolph Ruth?

Hello Randy: Are there any signs of the old Lucky Boy mine left to be seen? Is is common knowledge where that mine was located? I looked in John Wilburn's booklet and he does mention the Lucky Boy (although he has the discovery date wrong) but he doesn't give a physical location like he does for som...
by Ozarker
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: What REALLY happened to Adolph Ruth?
Replies: 126
Views: 86990

Re: What REALLY happened to Adolph Ruth?

Garry/Joe/All: I might be able to save everyone some time here. I believe the Morse mining claim in question was for the Lucky Boy mine. The claim was located on the ground by JR Morse and RE Hopkins on 23 April 1887 and filed by Hopkins with the Maricopa County Recorder on 31 May 1887. (Of course, ...
by Ozarker
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Around the Campfire
Topic: Travel Channel Show on Superstition Mountain area
Replies: 7
Views: 11342

Travel Channel Show on Superstition Mountain area

Hello All: I caught a promo last night on the Travel Channel for a one-hour show called "Off Limits" scheduled to air this coming Monday (13 June 2011) at 9 pm Eastern/8 pm Central. The show is relatively new and I haven't seen it before, but it's described as a reality series where the ho...
by Ozarker
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: What REALLY happened to Adolph Ruth?
Replies: 126
Views: 86990

Re: What REALLY happened to Adolph Ruth?

Wow! That's a pretty good memory Garry. The article you remembered was the 26 June Arizona Republic article (BTW, the search capability works great). There are other connections to Morse as well (Ruth receiving his mail there, etc). All: I need to correct my previous statement about where Erwin was ...
by Ozarker
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: What REALLY happened to Adolph Ruth?
Replies: 126
Views: 86990

Re: What REALLY happened to Adolph Ruth?

Paul: Depending on which source you believe, Erwin Ruth arrived to help in the search for his father on or about June 30 or July 1. At least three different newspaper articles mentioned at different times over the next week or so that Erwin was staying with the Barkleys, but on July 10 there was a s...
by Ozarker
Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: What REALLY happened to Adolph Ruth?
Replies: 126
Views: 86990

Re: What REALLY happened to Adolph Ruth?

Hello Joe: Within your post, the last post (by Aurum) quoted a 21 June 1887 article that appeared in the Arizona Daily Gazette. I think it's important to point out that the article was actually misquoted by Aurum. He quoted: "With this rich bearing gold region in our midst, with a railway almos...
by Ozarker
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The John B. Kochera Story Revisited
Replies: 93
Views: 63850

Re: The John B. Kochera Story Revisited

Hmmm...

Let's try the link for the Maricopa County Recorder again:

http://recorder.maricopa.gov/recdocdata ... lect2.aspx
by Ozarker
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The John B. Kochera Story Revisited
Replies: 93
Views: 63850

Re: The John B. Kochera Story Revisited

Hello Joe: You said: I stand corrected. It was 625 pages. It seems unlikely that Jake ever wrote a second manuscript. What is more likely, is that some Dutch Hunters received copies of the original and.....massaged it, creating additional versions. I have to disagree with you here, as I am of the op...