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    Research Material on the Mine

    The Bowie MineA Literature Review by Bill Townsley
    The search for the legendary Lost Bowie Mine has been the topic of ... Rezin Bowie said the battle occurred "six miles east of the old fort" which would ...

    http://www.texfiles.com/texashistory/bowiemine.htm

    Handbook of Texas Online: LOS ALMAGRES MINE
    Los Almagres was transformed into the "lost San Saba mine," then the "lost Bowie ... In 1842 two Anglo-Texans found the old Spanish diggings on the cerro de ...

    http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/...s/LL/dkl5.html

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    Re: Research Material on the Mine

    http://www.calfcreek.net/bowie.html

    Hope this helps. Hasn't been anything posted here in quite awhile.

    Dennis
    We come into life howling and covered in blood....the fun doesn't have to stop there!

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger...

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    Re: Research Material on the Mine

    My dad and I got permission from the landowner and MD'd the site about 1965. At age 12 I was just the shovel man. We found two pieces of ore and a lead ball and a piece of a crucible. Dad's buddy the chemist said ore was hi-grade silver. I still have the stuff!

    Bob

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    Bowie didn't have a mine he just took already mined and cast silver bars from the mission at San Saba. And he carved his name into the wall it can still be seen in the ruins.
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    I think bowie was from the same area and friends with this guy ,could this be the loot?The story of $2 million dollars worth of Spanish treasure, stolen by the Pirate Jean Lafitte and dumped into Hendricks Lake near Tatum, has persisted in Rusk County for over 150 years --- and, according to many Tatum residents, "has given rise to about that many treasure hunts".
    This romantic story goes that Lafitte and his band robbed the "Santa Rosa" in 1816 in Matagorda Bay on the Texas Gulf of pure silver bars and headed for St. Louis with their loot. The pirates are supposed to have joined with one of Nicholas Trammel's caravans in an attempt to transport the silver to safety. In a mad flight from pursuing Mexican soldiers, Trammel himself was reported to order the six wagons carrying the silver to the edge of Hendricks Lake. There the mules were cut loose and the wagons allowed to roll down the bank into the lake.
    Over the years, the legend has undergone many variations. Dates differ --- with dumping said to have happened in 1812, 1816, or 1818. Gossip has it silver bars have been taken from the lake --- three in 1913 by loggers, two by fishermen in the 1920's. Others say the treasure was not silver bars, but silver ingots, gold nuggets, hogshead of gold of rare silver Spanish coins.
    At any rate, treasure hunters persist in the belief that something of value may have been dumped into Hendricks Lake in the early 1800's.
    One of the first attacks on the lake was by the colorful "Fox" Tatum (who named the nearby town) in the 1890's. Tatum and friends tried to pump the lake dry using a wood-fed boiler pump. Hendricks Lake is spring-fed, and the group abandoned the idea after a month of steady pumping that didn't lower the lake a whit. Since that time, a steady stream of both professional treasure hunters' combines, scuba divers and local amateurs have prowled the steep banks and clear waters of the lake....................... By 1817 the privateers of Jean Lafitte and his predecessor, Luis de Aury, were capturing numerous Spanish slavers off the coast of Cuba. The pirate's barracoons, or slave pens, on Galveston Island were often swelled beyond capacity, containing a thousand or more African chattels. Many buyers came to the island to buy slaves at $1.00 per pound, and three brothers, John, Rezin, and James Bowie, were among the pirate's best customers.
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    Great stories. UPDATES ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connecticut Sam View Post
    Great stories. UPDATES ??
    If you want the real update and the truth, you need to read C.F. Eckhardt's book, The Lost San Saba Mines. Charley still lives in Sequin, Texas and got the whole story( when he was very young) from the grandson of one of the men with Bowie. Might have to go to a university library's special collections to find it, but you will at least know the truth and the truth will set you free. That and keep you from wasting time following BS treasure stories believed by the uneducated and unwashed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by austin View Post
    If you want the real update and the truth, you need to read C.F. Eckhardt's book, The Lost San Saba Mines. Charley still lives in Sequin, Texas and got the whole story( when he was very young) from the grandson of one of the men with Bowie. Might have to go to a university library's special collections to find it, but you will at least know the truth and the truth will set you free. That and keep you from wasting time following BS treasure stories believed by the uneducated and unwashed...
    NOT in TX; if YOU know, please share... THANKS!

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    But, would the truth make me rich.

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    What evidence is there to show it is not in Texas?

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    Has anyone visited the smelter on top of the hill not for from the calf creek monument

 

 

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