Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of Big Bend, 2nd Edition - Illustrated, by W.C. Jamson
ISBN: 978-0-9905259-0-5 Trade Paper
The Legends and Lost Treasures of The Big Bend of Texas is at once compelling and mysterious. It has been described as a rich and varied land of history, myth and legend, danger, ghost, rugged landscapes, aridity, remoteness, spectacular vistas, and wildlife that either bite, sting, or clawed.
Located in the "Far West" geographic region of Texas - a subdivision of West Texas, and running along the border with Mexico, north of the prominent northward bend in the Rio Grande passing through the gap between the Chisos Mountains in Texas and the Sierra Madre Oriental in Mexico, hanging south of U.S. Highway 90 and west of the Pecos River. Townships in the region include Alpine, Presidio, Marfa, Sanderson, and Marathon.
The Big Bend is part of the Chihuahuan Desert that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, the second largest desert in North American. The area is sparsely populated, arid, and rugged, containing the Chisos and the Davis Mountain ranges, the region has more than one million acres (4,000 km2 ) of public lands, including Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park along the north side of the Rio Grande, and the home of the McDonald Observatory.
The Big Bend has been visited or settled by Indians, Spanish Explorers, Mexicans, Anglo Ranchers, outlaws of every stripe, and the United States Military, Each of these cultures has left a legacy in this fascinating country, and much of it has to do with the wealth associated with lost mines and buried treasures.
The twenty-two tales included in this book are spellbinding accounts of some of the most exciting and mysterious lost treasures to be found in North America represent many millions of dollars worth of gold, silver, jewels, coin, and currency that are still searched for today - includes maps and illustrations.