May 20, 2013, 08:36 AM
Nazi Gold in Colorado - On Hitler's Ranch?
I was researching some history in Colorado and have run across those mysterious references to the Nazis bringing gold to the US. The one about the LUE being German in origin is probably lacking the most facts.
However, I ran across this article and discovered it is true. Hitler owned a ranch in Colorado.....
Hitler's Colorado Connection
Adolf Hitler's Colorado connection came to fruition when he was chancellor of Germany. But his interest in the wild west started at a very young age.
Little Adolf was fascinated with the American West. Living in Germany, his treasured reading was by German author, Karl May, who wrote volumes about cowboys and Indians.
This is odd, because May, never visited American to get first hand knowledge about the wild west subjects he was writing about.
Another author caught Adolf's fancy, Heinrich Mollhousen, who had actually been to the American west and wrote about his exploits.
While in school, Adolf encouraged his classmates to play games from the characters of May's and Mollhousen's books.
Adolf taught himself to spin and throw a lasso. He thought himself the great American cowboy.
As an adult, he became chancellor of Germany, and by chance, found a confiscated mortgage note that was to land near the town of Kit Carson, Colorado.
The note was originally held by a German family who inherited it from a family member, possibly an immigrant, who came to America to start a new life.
Adolf ordered the land put in his name and became owner of the ranch in Colorado.
When Pearl Harbor was bombed, America officially joined the war and fought against the Japanese and Germans.
Being the enemy, Adolf could not keep his ranch in Colorado and it became the property of the U.S. government.
After World War II, his land was sold, but his name still appears on the listings of Cheyenne County, Colorado.
"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir
Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792 - 1822
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
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