Coronado's Children: Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest

Coronado's Children: Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest

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Coronado's Children: Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie, Charles Shaw

Texas has its share of legendary treasure, and Dobie records the lore of the lost mines of the San Saba and Llano rivers, rumors of an untapped vein of wonderfully rich gold west of Paisano Pass in Devil’s River country, tales of forgotten posthole stashes where prosperous frontier ranchers once "banked" their gold and silver coins, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292789401
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 06/28/2010
Series: Barker Texas History Center Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 469,048
File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

  • "The Precious Ability to Wonder"
  • In the Beginning
  • I. The Lost San Saba Mine
    • Miranda's Report
    • The Filibusters
    • Bowie's Secret
    • In the Burned Cedar Brake
    • Yellow Wolf: "Three Suns West"
    • Captive Witnesses
    • Beasley's Cavern
    • Pebbles of Gold
    • The Magic Circle on Packsaddle
    • Aurelio's Trunk
    • The Relic
    • The Pictured Copper Plates
    • An Innocent Old Liar
    • The Broken Metate
  • II. Down The Nueces
    • General Baylor's Assay
    • Espantosa Lake
    • Witching for Silver
    • The Gold That Turned to Carbón
    • Mysteries of the San Casimiro
    • El Tigre
    • The Rock Pens
    • Where Parallel Lines Intersect
    • Casa Blanca
  • III. The Facts About Fort Ramõrez
  • IV. The Circumstance Of War
    • Relics of De Soto
    • The Stuffed Cannon of the Neches
    • Santa Anna's Chests
    • Palo Alto and Resaca de La Palma
    • Steinheimer's Millions
  • V. Tales Of The Cow Camp
    • The Rider of Loma Escondida
    • Bumblebees and Skilitons
    • The Measure of a Wagon Rod
  • VI. Post Hole Banks
  • VII. Midas On A Goatskin
  • VIII. The Lost Nigger Mine
  • IX. On West
    • The Engineer's Ledge
    • The Lost Padre Mine
  • X. Los Muertos No Hablan
  • XI. The Challenge of the Desert
    • Nuggets in the Sand
    • The Breyfogle Mine
    • Yuma's Gold
  • XII. In The Sunshine of the Pecos
    • Bewitched Sand
    • El Macho
    • La Mina Perdida
    • That Ole Man Devil
    • The Montezuma of the Pecos
    • José Vaca's Cave
    • José's One Lucky Find
  • XIII. The Pecos Barricade
    • Maximilian's Gold
    • Rattlesnake Cave on the Pecos
    • The Fateful Opals
  • XIV. The Secret of the Guadalupes
  • XV. Not Only Gold and Silver
    • The Foxes Have Holes
    • Precious Lead
    • Copper on the Brazos
  • XVI. Sartin for Sure
    • Moro's Gold
    • The Mystery of the Palo Duro
  • XVII. The Treasure of the Wichitas
    • In a Chicken's Craw
    • The James Boys' Loot
    • Devil's Canyon
    • The Pothole of Nuggets
  • XVIII. Laffite and Pirate Booty
    • The Man of Mystery
    • The Legends
  • XIX. Shadows And Symbols
  • Notes
  • Glossary of Mexican and Other Localisms of the Southwest

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