They had lawyers, guns and money, as well as cartographers and engineers, tradesmen, politicians and professionals of all station, all embedded in American society and the money in the earth itself. One day these would all be needed by the Knights of the Golden Circle and if the people, their skills and their ideals would not survive the generations then their amassed fortune would. And here is where one legend intersects with another: The Lost Dutchman Mine and the Knights of the Golden Circle. Was the Lost Mine a massive KGC treasure cache? It’s treasure may never be found, but those that have gone looking may have found its sentinels, and along with it, an often mysterious demise.
“…The secessionists of (El) Monte are only awaiting the withdrawal of troops from Los Angeles before they commence operations…”
Edwin A. Sherman, San Bernardino County Newspaper Editor in a letter to Union Army General E. V. Sumner, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Division
We’ve found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners!
- The Pima Native American creation myth of Superstition Mountain http://bit.ly/1Igw3Fn
- List of suspicious deaths on Superstition Mountain http://bit.ly/1YsTygk
- Song: “The Legend of Ira Hayes” by Johnny Cash http://bit.ly/1m6gLJz
- Tom Kollenborn Blog http://bit.ly/1UMwc4Y
- Kollenborn on Elisha Reavis http://bit.ly/1UMwyIR
- Kollenborn’s article on Reavis in PDF form http://bit.ly/1MoiyhW
- Apache Junction Public Library Databases http://ajpl.org/
- Excerpt of an article on Elisha Reavis by Dixeebarb http://bit.ly/1ODeDzr
- James Tufts, Inventor of the Arctic Soda Fountain http://bit.ly/1TVwLII
- El Monte RV http://bit.ly/1IeYe7K
- Adolph Ruth http://bit.ly/1RYItni
- Jacob Waltz http://bit.ly/1T7HxeU
- The Lost Dutchman Mine http://bit.ly/1KXM1UN
- The Peralta Stones http://bit.ly/1T7HCiI
- The Peralta Stones article on desertusa.com http://bit.ly/1TWLrr0
- Don Miguel Peralta (not a real person) http://bit.ly/1T7HFej
- James Addison Reavis, “The Baron of Arizona” http://bit.ly/1QRvi6V
- James Addison “Peralta-Reavis” on Wiki http://bit.ly/1UMxEnS
- Superstition Mountain and surrounding areas http://bit.ly/22gZXjq
Episode 029 – “Knights of the Golden Circle – Part 3” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2015, All Rights Reserved.
1) A photo believed to be of a young Jacob Waltz in New York c. 1846, from Sheriff Magazine, 1967 and the Superstition Mountain Historical Society. Waltz was a German immigrant affectionately known as “The Dutchman” and the legendary namesake/finder/keeper of the “Lost Dutchman Mine” on Superstition Mountain in Arizona, and also possibly a KGC sentinel; 2) Believed to be a photo of an older Jacob Waltz upon his trusty burro riding through town. Ph0to from the lostwilds.com website; 3) Jacob Waltz’s gravesite, added to the findagrave.com website by Jeff M. Sullivan; 4) Elisha Marcus Reavis, “The Hermit of Superstition Mountain” and suspected KGC sentinel – photo from the Arizona Historical Society; 5) Detail of “The Horse Map,” one of the “Peralta Stones” or “Superstition Mountain Stone Tablets” thought to possibly lead to the “Lost Dutchman Mine” if one could figure out the symbology of the directional markers and clues. Photo from the desertusa.com website featureing an article by Jim Hatt; 6) Detail of the “Heart Map” Photo from the desertusa.com website featuring an article by Jim Hatt; 7) Detail of the “Priest Map” Photo from the desertusa.com website featuring an article by Jim Hatt;8) Detail of the “Trail Map” Photo from the desertusa.com website featuring an article by Jim Hatt; 9) A compilation of the four major “Peralta” or “Superstition Mountain Stone Tablets” along with the inset heart stone and stone crosses, Photo from the desertusa.com website featuring an article by Jim Hatt.