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by DESERTGOLD
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: History - Legends & Lore of the Superstitions
Topic: Superstition Mountain History Discussion - OLD B/W PHOTOS
Replies: 119
Views: 81871

Re: Superstition Mountain History Discussion - OLD B/W PHOTO

Hi Wayne: An update on the Whitneyville-Walker Colts. There are many stories circulating about these firearms hidden somewhere in the Superstition Mountains. I am not sure there is any truth to the story because most of the information I have is just oral history. There is documents or records to in...
by DESERTGOLD
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: History - Legends & Lore of the Superstitions
Topic: Superstition Mountain History Discussion - OLD B/W PHOTOS
Replies: 119
Views: 81871

Re: Superstition Mountain History Discussion - OLD B/W PHOTO

I have been quite busy with several projects. When summer arrives I will have more time and I will post more of my old black and whites. I have over a hundred feet of 35 mm, but I have to scan them before I can post them. All of them were taken between 1948-1968 of the old prospectors that were arou...
by DESERTGOLD
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: History - Legends & Lore of the Superstitions
Topic: JIM HATT
Replies: 21
Views: 22047

Re: JIM HATT

Kurt any time would work for me. I am not interested in any of Jim's secrets. You forget I knew him almost twenty years. We were very close friends and he shared a lot with me. I have done the column on him and I don't need any more information about Jim. I do know other are interested in Jim's note...
by DESERTGOLD
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: History - Legends & Lore of the Superstitions
Topic: JIM HATT
Replies: 21
Views: 22047

Re: JIM HATT

Kurt, as you probably already know the paper ran Jim's story on November 21st. They surprise me a little running it so soon. I hope you caught it. When you get a chance I would like to sit down and chat with you. Tom K.
by DESERTGOLD
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: History - Legends & Lore of the Superstitions
Topic: SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS AREA PLACE NAMES & LANDMARKS
Replies: 135
Views: 94432

Re: SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS AREA PLACE NAMES & LANDMARKS

Wayne: Jim and I visited the Bat Cave up Canyon Lake beyond Beer Can Point around 1994 or 1995. I didn't recall the ladder, but I do believe it was there and I didn't recognize it as such. Jim and I didn't have much time and I was worried about my boat being left alone. It was tied and anchored in t...
by DESERTGOLD
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: History - Legends & Lore of the Superstitions
Topic: SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS AREA PLACE NAMES & LANDMARKS
Replies: 135
Views: 94432

Re: SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS AREA PLACE NAMES & LANDMARKS

Wayne: It has been about 12 years since I have been to the bat cave. I used my boat and went up Canyon Lake beyond Beer Can point and then into a cove and walked from there to the Bat Cave. Yes, the bat guano also concerned Jim Hatt and I. Jim wandered around in it more than I did. We didn't have an...
by DESERTGOLD
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Search & Rescue Discussions
Topic: Two tourists dead in Joshua Tree
Replies: 9
Views: 132096

Re: Two tourists dead in Joshua Tree

Jim, This is an extremely tragic situation. Your video was excellent in providing advice about conditions of roads in the area. I am really impressed. My wife and I was at Barry Storm's Jade Mine in 1969, couple of years before he died. I chatted with him many times on the porch of the old Bluebird ...
by DESERTGOLD
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: History - Legends & Lore of the Superstitions
Topic: SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS AREA PLACE NAMES & LANDMARKS
Replies: 135
Views: 94432

Re: SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS AREA PLACE NAMES & LANDMARKS

Hi Wayne Spencer: Yes, I do mix the two of you up once in awhile on line. I will try to be careful in the future. I am still working on place names in the SWA. The more you work on them the more you realize how work there is to do. My database had grown another 1000 names including alternates, new o...
by DESERTGOLD
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: History - Legends & Lore of the Superstitions
Topic: SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS AREA PLACE NAMES & LANDMARKS
Replies: 135
Views: 94432

Re: SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS AREA PLACE NAMES & LANDMARKS

Wayne: I am working on a final book about the deaths, accidents, and injuries in the Superstition Wilderness Area. Similar to "Over the Edge: Death in the Grand Canyon." The writing of this book has been a trying experience trying to compile the needed material from periodicals, death certificates, ...
by DESERTGOLD
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: History - Legends & Lore of the Superstitions
Topic: JIM HATT
Replies: 21
Views: 22047

Re: JIM HATT

I am pleased to hear the matter of Jim ashes being placed in a special place has been worked out with Doris. I visited with Doris and Tom last night and found out the arrangements had been made. Good luck to everyone involved. Tom Kollenborn