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Gold Bars of Signal Mountain

We were back in our camp in Nine-Mile Wash, and once more sat around the camp fire sipping our cup of coffee, talking of the days before the land rush brought innumerable settlers to Imperial Valley. When the winter was rough on man and beast in the Laguna Mountains, cattlemen brought their animals into the […]

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Lost Gold of Pegleg Smith

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The background to the story is quite simple. A one legged man (most likely named Smith), while crossing the desert, became lost in a sandstorm and decided to wait it out. In the morning, he climbed one of the nearby small hills or buttes to get his bearing. The top of this hill was covered […]

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