Buried vaults stacked with gold bars, secret caches of coins and jewels plundered from the Spaniards and the Church, exposed veins of ore with nuggets the size of turkey eggs. Guarded by the bones of dead men, the legendary treasures of the Southwest still wait for those foolhardy or desperate enough to seek them.
Death is the cure for gold fever, and the lucky few who saw the riches and lived to tell of them spent the rest of their lives searching, haunted by faulty memories, changed landscapes, and quirks of fate. It is the stories of these men and the wealth they pursued that J. Frank Dobie tells in Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver.
In this masterful collection of tales, Dobie introduces us to Pedro Loco, General Mexhuira's ghost, the German, and a colorful group of oddfellows driven to roam the hills in an eternal quest for the hidden entrance, the blazed tree, the box canyon, for fabulous wealth glimpsed, lost, and never forgotten.
Are treasures really there? Searchers still seek them. But for the reader, the treasure is here—Dobie's tales are pure gold.
We have been able to find five covers for the book, however the original cover is still missing. Image one is from the 1944 reprint. Image two is from 1984. Image 3 is from 1985. Image 4 is from 1984 but was used for international sales. The finale image is currently unknown as to what year it was a reprint cover from, it is estimated to be from the 1950's.
Other books by the author:
Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver
Ben Lilly Legend, The
Bob More: Man and Bird Man
I'll Tell You a Tale
Flavor of Texas, The
Legends of Texas Vol 1
Legends of Texas Vol 2
Mustangs and Cow Horses
Tales of Old Time Texas
Vaquero of the Brush Country, A