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  1. Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    We have lost a giant - but at least he is with his beloved 'Tiger'. God's speed Joe - we will all meet up in the end!
  2. Facts concerning the Lost Dutchman's mine

    lol - that's like having your cake AND eat it!! Good answer!
  3. Facts concerning the Lost Dutchman's mine

    Sooo - what would yall do if you find it? It is well within the wilderness area - so ... would you try to smuggle out the ore (bit-by -bit) or is it the fame of the discovery? Personally, I have never looked for it and never will - but yall are more than welcome. There are other fish to fry in...
  4. Another Dutch Hunter Crosses Over

    Joe was one of the first persons I got acquainted with on DUSA/and the LDM-site. We had several discussions and I always loved his feedback. He was a true gentleman in person and my heart bleeds for his passing - I have lost a good friend. My deepest condolences to Carolyn and the family - the...
  5. Lost dutchman mine possibly found!

    @Roger Rantz, I do believe you said you would move to youtube as they paid more (per view) - kinda wish you would ... You have showed us zilch, but boasting of rich relatives and police connections - what the heck has that got to do with the LDM? I'd say "Good riddance" - with the possible...
  6. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    Thank you, Crow - thoroughly enjoyed your story!
  7. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    lol - care to elaborate? (hmmm - didn't think so)
  8. Misc data and adventures of a Tayopa treasure hunter

    Sheesh - I stay away two days, and there's a birthday going on!! Humble apologies, Coazon - hope you had a wonderful birthday! All the best and many, many more of them to come!!
  9. Who was the doctor Julia went for?

    Good question!
  10. Lost dutchman mine possibly found!

    With all due respect - but your 'Will post more later', don't bother - we've seen enough.
  11. Ville de Lyon, Harve France to New York City

    That is indeed a good point - I have never thought of capitalization - but indeed you are correct. I have mostly been concerned with the 'shape/style' of the letters, which to me are very much anglicized. Most people do not think of that, because it is what they are used to see. But yes, that...
  12. Ville de Lyon, Harve France to New York City

    I have a little problem with our Jacob's signature. It looks very stylish indeed, which would fit an educated man, but ... to my simple mind, the letters are all US/English style of letters. One's handwriting (or shape of letters) doesn't really change if you go to another country, you still...
  13. Don Peralta's 1864 Letter to Jacob Waltz

    You are right, of course. The entire west is not going to be re-surveyed anytime soon, and as long as we have the old maps with townships, range and sections - we have to live with it. It doesn't mean we have to 'like' it, but we have to learn how to live with it. Also - older maps usually carry...
  14. Don Peralta's 1864 Letter to Jacob Waltz

    My initial point with it all was really to question the '3000 metres'. It could be 3000 yds, 3000 feet, 3000 chains or whatever. I did not believe the 3000 metres (I might well be wrong!), but if it is not metres - what then. It all could make a helluva difference!! I can easily agree with...
  15. Don Peralta's 1864 Letter to Jacob Waltz

    Ahhh - thank you! I did not realize that! I thought they had been metric ever since the Napolean era .. my bad!
  16. The Lost Breyfogle Gold Mine

    This is nearly getting as bad as the LDM. So many different versions. 1) Proponents of the Congress/Johnny mine claims that after he was hit on the head and left for dead, went back to the camp and found his partner(s) dead - he more or less walked NE where he found the spring and the ore - then...
  17. Don Peralta's 1864 Letter to Jacob Waltz

    For the uninitiated (and to save you from googling it), 1 yard = 0.9144 metres, ie 3000 metres is near enough 3300 yards which is just shy of 2 miles. I must admit I do have a laugh every now and then when I see maps like 1:64xxx whatever. Back home we use 1:50,000 where 1cm (1/4") on the map is...
  18. Don Peralta's 1864 Letter to Jacob Waltz

    With all due respect, but ... after this many years in the US, was Jacob still speaking about metres? I have been here for 24 years, I still 'think' in metres, but if I have to convey distances to anyone, I use feet or yards or miles (alas *chuckles* - wish I could convert you guys to the metric...
  19. The Lost Breyfogle Gold Mine

    According to: earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/OrbitsCatalog "The semi-synchronous orbit is a near-circular orbit (low eccentricity) 26,560 kilometers from the center of the Earth (about 20,200 kilometers above the surface)". 20200 km = 12625 miles. I don't know about you, but for me that...
  20. Both sides of Stone Maps Argument

    Arthur, You have not proven that the PSMs are truly maps to anything of interest - hence they must be false (by your own logic).
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