- Apr 27, 2013
- Primary Interest:
- All Treasure Hunting
Pardon my ignorance, but I've always been under the impression that the "board house" from Waltz's time was located right near the current QCU ranch buildings. I see from the video Wayne posted (Larry Hedrick speaking) as well as his GE image map that the original "board house" was actually located right next to where the old Lost Dutchman store was along the road to the QCU, but 3/4 of a mile from the current QCU.
I don't know how I missed that in all the years of reading forum posts and having discussions.
Is Larry Hedrick mistaken, or is that where you believe the board house stood as well?
From the Cavaness family we know that when Matt Cavaness first put cattle out on that ranch he built a stone house which was where the family lived. That stone house still stands today at the QCU as the grainery. When Cavaness brought the load of lumber back with him from Yuma / San Diego he built the board house about where the headquarters of the QCU stands today. About 200 feet from the grainery. The reason Cavaness settled there was because of the spring on the hillside just above the house, a permanent water source still good today. There is no water out at where the Superstition store once stood, no one would have built their family a home where there was no water. That location is in error.