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Friday, September 11, 2009

The Lost Adams Diggings

The Lost Adams diggings is a subject that I personally had never heard of, so leave it to my favorite Flemish Author Patrick Bernauw, and friend, to teach me something new.

"The Lost Adams Diggings" is the name of a legendary lost gold mine somewhere in New Mexico, United States. In 1864, a teamster listening to the name of Adams (no first name known) and some prospectors were approached by the Mexican Indian "Gotch Ear" in Gila Bend, Arizona. The Indian offered to show them a canyon filled with gold. Together they rode to find the gold; they crossed a road to Fort Wingate where they could go back for supplies when needed, and arrived only ten days later at a canyon with a blind entrance. They followed for some time a Z-shaped narrow trail and then found a creek rich with gold.

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Rhett said...

Did they end up mining out all of the gold I wounder? Or did they get killed by Indians? Probably robbed by bandits when they took the gold to the fort. Maybe with Google I can find a canyon that has a Z shape...you never know! Gold fever is still catchy, even today.
Rhett Out

Dr. Lauren said...

I would love to find a treasure like this. But like you Rhett, I would always be wondering who was lurking behind me, and if I would get out alive.

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