Re: spanish gold in central texas - looking for info.
January 08, 2003 at 05:29:56
In Reply to: Re: spanish gold in central texas - looking for info.
posted by tracker on January 07, 2003 at 18:51:02

I was merely refering to his question, whether or not this was the same story as the one where they hit water, attempted to pump it, and were never able to adequately do so. To my recollection this never took place in the Texas story. However, if memory serves me correctly everything I've ever read about Ft. Huachuca indicates that the man that originally claimed to have foudn the site attempted to recover it (I beleive in the 50's) and encountered ground water (strange phenomenon for Southern Arizona don't oyu think?) and was never able to successfully drain it to recover the treasure. The army eventually ordered them to leave and there has even been suggestions of a Victorio Peak style cover-up complete with a "hunter's" report of large army drilling machines and bulldozers on the site along with a large vault-style door guarded by MPs. Not saying it's factual, just that's how hte story is told.

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