Tales of Legendary Lost Mines of the Old West.
That portion of the United States that encompasses the areas of old Spanish rule are rich is the mineral resources of gold and silver, and the Spanish took every advantage of that fact. Missions sprang up all over the west.
Gold and silver were mined, with the proceeds smelted into church riches beyond comprehension.
The Indian revolts of the early 17th century began a trail of lost mines that continues to this day.
Some mines were concealed. Some were in such remote areas that they were left as they were, knowing that the ruggedness of terrain would conceal them.
With the influx of others into the region, more mines were found, and more mines were lost.
Today, legends abound with tales of lost mines strewn throughout the desolate and arid southwest, as well as other portions of the old west.
This volume, originally published by Harry Sinclair Drago in 1966, tells the tales of over twenty of these lost mines in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California, Colorado, Idaho, and Nevada.