- Sep 28, 2014
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... Plus most folks would consider John D. Mitchell as the worst kind of source imaginable, since he obtained virtually all of his information by simply talking to local people and other lost mine/treasure hunters, Indians etc. ...
I consider Mitchell a folklorist - much in the same vein as Dobie and others. Entertaining, certainly, but way too far from the flame to sufficiently heat you up. And, like most humans, if Mitchell did somehow possess privileged information about secreted riches (as some say), he certainly wouldn't blab it to the world. That's the kicker with most "treasure legends".