Oct 03, 2012, 04:03 PM
A Map of the Lost mines and Hidden Treasures of San Juan and Shiprock
Here is a map that I am sure some of you treasure hunters out there will find very interesting.
Last edited by Daryl Friesen; Oct 03, 2012 at 04:07 PM.
Oct 03, 2012 04:03 PM
Oct 07, 2012, 07:49 PM
Years ago we had a place at Vallecito Lake, around 20-miles outside of Durango........That was around 1975. There was a shop
on Main St. in Durango called Prospectors Frontier, and I purchased a soft cover book named "Golden Treasures of the San Juan".
It was an interesting read and quite informative. The first two pages are an extensive "treasure" map of the area.
It's a beautiful area to camp, fish, hunt and prospect.
Oct 07, 2012, 09:33 PM
Joe, I own a copy of that book, and the map in the front is far different than the one posted above. It has similar locations marked, but the map in my book shows the locations hand marked on an old San Juan National Forest Map from 1933. It has a caption at the bottom that reads "Map showing treasures in relation to modern roads - John B. Marshall" and also states elsewhere in hand writing it was prepared by him in 1960. Do you still have the copy you picked up in Durango back in the day? If so, will you look at the map in your copy and see if it matches mine, or if it matches the one posted above? I ask the same of anyone who has a copy of Golden Treasures of the San Juan. Please post what you find here.
Last edited by UncleMatt; Oct 07, 2012 at 09:47 PM.
Oct 07, 2012, 09:44 PM
Daryl, would you care to share your source on this map?
Oct 08, 2012, 12:22 AM
Uh, if you go to that website, then NewMexicoGold2 you can buy the map. Didn't go any farther. Guessing it's worthless...
Oct 08, 2012, 11:23 AM
It appears to be a hand copied map based on the map in Temple's book. It is not accurate, as Pagosa Springs is not NE of Durango, but straight East. It was probably done by hand to escape copyright protection of the map in the book...
Oct 08, 2012, 08:45 PM
The map comes form the book the Treasure of the San Juan as you guys already mentioned.
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Oct 08, 2012, 09:16 PM
Hey Daryl, but as I posted earlier, it is very different than the map I have in my copy of the book. Is your version actually from a copy of Treasures of the San Juans?
Originally Posted by Daryl Friesen
Oct 09, 2012, 12:34 AM
Originally Posted by UncleMatt
It's the same as the map that Daryl posted.
Oct 09, 2012, 07:35 AM
Thanks for that response cactus, I will check my copy as soon as I get to work this morning. I am curious though, is there another map in the front of your copy of the book that matches what I described earlier?
Oct 09, 2012, 09:51 AM
Yes, as I mentioned in an earlier post here, the first two pages of the book are an extensively marked forestry map.
Oct 09, 2012, 11:45 AM
My face is REALLY red! I never noticed that map on page 65! Glad to see this isn't an attempt to co-op Temple's material.
Oct 09, 2012, 03:28 PM
This was our home at Vallecito Lake, CO for many years:
Oct 09, 2012, 06:25 PM
If anything this brings his name into the digital history books and he is not forgotten. Perhaps some young lad will take up the quest because of his map and maybe they will become apart of history as well.
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Oct 09, 2012, 08:35 PM
Yep, it's the same map as on page 65, but enlarged. Not exactly true to scale but easy enough to figure based on the individual
stories in the book. Joe, you must have got your copy about when I did. Got mine in Creede, best dang treasure book I ever read.
I figure Cornelius was the sheepman and Marshall the one who wrote it up. Uncle Matt, is that right?
Oct 10, 2012, 12:12 PM
I have seen that house many times Cactus! I have been a resident on and off since the late 60's, and I was also a realtor/builder up there.
Originally Posted by cactusjumper
Last edited by UncleMatt; Oct 10, 2012 at 04:08 PM.
Oct 10, 2012, 12:17 PM
Good question! I have been trying to get info on Marshall, but came up totally empty. Anyone got anything on him or his contributions to Temple's work?
Originally Posted by lastleg
I wanted to add, Temple was a sheepherder scholar. He spoke 5 languages, and worked at the newspapers in Durango. His wife Olive did archeological work on Mesa Verde and indigenous cultures as well. So I doubt he needed any assistance to write anything, considering he wrote regularly for the press, unless his health was failing or something like that. I will hopefully be finding out soon enough though...
Last edited by UncleMatt; Oct 10, 2012 at 08:31 PM.
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