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by Roger
Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: guard towers?
Replies: 23
Views: 15934

Bluff Springs Momuments

Here's an item that may tie into the Guard Towers being discussed. I stayed in Phoenix after the 2006 LD Rendezvous last month and spent a number of hours delving into Greg Davis' LDM collections. He has a book titled "Q.E.D" that is a collection of documents from QED Inc that did consider...
by Roger
Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bob Corbin - The FBI - The Stone Maps
Replies: 349
Views: 233867

Stone Map Replica's

Jim Hatt wrote his small booklet (20 pages), "The Peralta Stone Maps", in 2005 and covered the Peralta Stone Maps, the Latin Heart, and the Stone Crosses. On the inside of the back cover he incldued a set of Stone Map photo's and said: "Full Scale Reproductions of the Peralta Stone Ma...
by Roger
Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bob Corbin - The FBI - The Stone Maps
Replies: 349
Views: 233867

Stone Maps

Mike, you seemed certain that all 4 of the Stone Map stones were found in one hole at the same time. Is this in any of the written records anwhere or is it from some personal interface? Won't ask this question again in case you don't want to share that answer.

Thanks again,

Roger
by Roger
Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Tortilla Trailhead Question
Replies: 0
Views: 2999

Tortilla Trailhead Question

Has anyone been into the Supers via the Tortilla Trailhead lately? Am interested in knowing the condition of the dirt road to the old Tortilla Ranch where it first leaves the Apache Trail. This used to be a really tough spot to get across - on a very steep drop off bank and very rough with lots of s...
by Roger
Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bob Corbin - The FBI - The Stone Maps
Replies: 349
Views: 233867

Stone Maps

Mike, thanks for the correction on the individuals' identities in my posting. Went from memory on the connections and should have check my files - something I should do at my age. Back to the content of Travis Marlowe's/Clarence Mitchell's article from 1965 that I posted. He was good friends with th...
by Roger
Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bob Corbin - The FBI - The Stone Maps
Replies: 349
Views: 233867

Finding of the Peralta Stone Maps

Let's go back to some of the source material to see how the maps were really found (if they were found in Queen Valley) and what might have been the circumstances around their burial. Travis Marlowe (aka Robert Garman) wrote a booklet in 1965 titled "Superstition Treasures" that tells the ...
by Roger
Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Adolph Ruth, the mystery.
Replies: 355
Views: 238982

Ruth's Body and Skull Locations

Let me clear up a question on the topo map I put in "Roger's Album" in the Member Archive: 1. The Ruth body site is the specific location from Barry Storm's book, Thunder Gods Gold. 2. The Ruth skull site was determined by taking the Newcomer photo's and the knowledge of where the general ...
by Roger
Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Adolph Ruth, the mystery.
Replies: 355
Views: 238982

Location of Adolph Ruth's Body and Head in the Supers

I have posted a topo map in the Members Archive section under "Roger's Album" that shows the locations in the Superstitions where Adolph Ruth's body and head were found. Here are where they are marked: Ruth's Body: Find the word "Needle Canyon" on the West side of Bluff Springs M...
by Roger
Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Bob Corbin - The FBI - The Stone Maps
Replies: 349
Views: 233867

The Original Peralta Stone Maps

I posted the following info in an earlier thread back in March on the Peralta Stone Maps and though I would bring it forward:' "I also saw the Stone Maps on display in the Mesa Southwest Museum in the early 1990's that were in a glass display case. After talking with the Museum staff, I learned...
by Roger
Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Stick to the topic or dont post here
Replies: 8
Views: 38849

Thanks to the Webmaster

Count has made it perfectically clear that the personal attack postings MUST be only in the Boxing & Wrestling or First Amendment sections of the LDM website and not on the LDM Discussions section. He posted this in the "2006 Lost Dutchman Rendezvous" thread: ===================== post...
by Roger
Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Priest of the Superstitions
Replies: 7
Views: 6772

H.A. Bennett's Book

Joe, The booklet I have is a 1990 Rare Book Reprint published by the Superstition Mountain Historical Society. I checked the SHMS Museum web site, but don't see this item for sale and couldn't find it on the web either. The picture in the book is not very good due to the quality of the reprint. I sc...
by Roger
Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Priest of the Superstitions
Replies: 7
Views: 6772

The Priest of the Superstitions

H.A. Bennett wrote a small 32 page booklet in 1970 titled "Treasures, Mines, Indians, Death". In it he has a photograph he calls the "Padre of the Peralta". I have posted this photo in the Members Archieve under Roger's Album. Take a look at it. Bennett's picture certainly could ...
by Roger
Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Restored By Popular Demand, The Horseman Head of Santa Fe
Replies: 37
Views: 67156

The Horse Stone Map

My personal opinion is that the Horse stone map is not a physical thing you will find in the field. It is a heavily encoded set of instructions/directions that are the final steps to locate the mine after you arrive in the general area by following the coded information on the 2 trail maps and the P...
by Roger
Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Lizzie Howland
Replies: 4
Views: 3501

Jacob Wieser Was His Name

Novice,

Most of the documents I have researched show Waltz's partner's name as Jacob Wieser which would be of Germanic origins. Could it be that Liz Howland's relative was not that person?

Roger
by Roger
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Where you go into the range
Replies: 40
Views: 29951

Indians Afoot

Joe, I have read a couple of good articles on John D. Walker and his serving as commander of the Arizona Volunteers against the Yavapai-Apache starting in 1865. They had rancherias located at Garden Valley, Morman Flat, Mesquite Flat, and the Revis Ranch with smaller camps in upper La Barge Canyon, ...
by Roger
Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Where you go into the range
Replies: 40
Views: 29951

Superstition Indian Battles

Would offer two thoughts on this topic: 1. From what I have read, the Mexican expeditions into the Supers consisted of a few Peraltas/Gonzales plus a larger number of peons. I would suspect that the leaders were well armed and skilled fighters, but the peons (read farmers) may or may not have been a...
by Roger
Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Petrasch statement
Replies: 32
Views: 24609

Milton Rose and the Roberts Family

LDM,

Thanks for the inputs on Milton Rose and the Roberts family. Having access to some of these pioneer families and their records and family history can fill in a lot of blanks with some fairly reliable information.

Roger
by Roger
Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Petrasch statement
Replies: 32
Views: 24609

Milton Rose Inputs on Walt's Deathbed

Zentull, Regarding the Holmes Manuscript story of Waltz killing his nephew, here is what Milton Rose wrote in "Rainbow's End" on page 22 on that incident: "I have a story on Dick Holmes the origin of which is Dick Holmes. The story relates that Dick Holmes took his fourteen yearl old ...
by Roger
Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Walter Gassler mystery.
Replies: 392
Views: 260839

Kenworthy's Mine on Bluff Spring Mtn

WIZ, On page 55 of "Treasure Secrets of the Lost Dutchman", Kenworthy describes the trail up the cliff on the North end of Bluff Spring Mtn as being from 4 to 5 ft wide on most of its length and widening out to 18 ft at the top. This wide area was "a turn around area". I re-read ...
by Roger
Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Walter Gassler mystery.
Replies: 392
Views: 260839

Kenworthy's Dig

Kenworthy's tunnel/shaft is completely caved in now. It is not too hard to determine where it is located from the amount of dig debris of rocks and earth that are down slope from it. Chuck never found anything of value here and abandoned the claim. LDM, Interesting that the Kenworthy claim you saw a...
by Roger
Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Walter Gassler mystery.
Replies: 392
Views: 260839

Chuck Kenworthy's Mine Location

LDM, On the 2nd map you posted in the Member Archives, Kenworthy's Claims, I can offer the exact location of the main mine that Kenworthy dug into the South side of Black Mtn: On your box marking the claim that sits on top of Black Mtn, there is a blue marked ravine that comes up toward it from La B...
by Roger
Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Walter Gassler mystery.
Replies: 392
Views: 260839

Walter Gassler's Mine

LDM, On Map 4 that you just posted in the Members Archive album: Charlebois Canyon is marked on the map in a North-South fashion. Using the letter "o" in the word "canyon" of this label, go East 2/3's of the distance to Peters Trail and you will be on top of the site of Walter's ...
by Roger
Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Walter Gassler mystery.
Replies: 392
Views: 260839

Walter's Ore Samples

LDM made an interesting comment in an above posting that Crazy Jake knew Kochera. It is possible that Walter also knew Kochera as they were all searching the same relative small area during the same time period (Kochera found his gold on Peter's Mesa). If so, Walter may have been able to obtain a sa...
by Roger
Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: ?
Replies: 27
Views: 22179

John D. Mitchell's Description of Miners' Needle

I was re=reading John D. Mitchell's book, "Lost Mines of the Great Southwest" (1933), and read his article "The Miner Expedition" on pages 119-120. On page 120 he writes: "As the party from Phoenix came along the trail toward home, a SMALL SHARP BUTTE was observed alone the ...
by Roger
Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Walter Gassler mystery.
Replies: 392
Views: 260839

Mr. X and the Gassler Notes

Let's go back to a very fundamental question: "How did Mr. X know that Tom Kollenborn/Bob Corbin had Gassler's notes?" I will give two possible trains of events that could be answers to this question: 1. A person associated with the Sheriff's department found the gold in Gassler's backpack...