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Residents of the Camp McKinney cemetery should include Mathew Roderick, the man who robbed the gold shipment in August of 1896 and was killed in October as he returned to retrieve most of the bullion. In fact, he was buried … Continue reading

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Camp McKinney Pioneer Graveyard

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Camp McKinney Cemetery

With the help of a local guide, I visited the cemetery. I appreciated seeing that a chain link fence had been installed to help preserve the site but more needs to be done. More on that as the seasons progress. … Continue reading

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Return to the Forest

After two years away from the search area, I rented a Jeep, accepted the high cost of fuel, and enjoyed my return to the area of the search. The cost of the Jeep dropped substantially from the initial booking but … Continue reading

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Fire on the Mountains

Another year of fires rage across the country, more proof of global warming on display for all to experience. In the United States, tornadoes and hurricanes seem to be a daily occurrence. As if that weren’t enough, idiot leaders of … Continue reading

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Old Map

Chasing Stolen Gold contains a few rare gems of information and this map certainly falls into the category. The creator is unknown but Jackie Franks discovered it and donated it to the Clayton/Deer Park Historical Society in Clayton, Washington. The … Continue reading

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The Wasp

Here on the west coast, many older apartments and houses don’t have screen coverings over the windows like I had on the prairies. Swarms of flies, mosquitoes, and grasshoppers made it mandatory there. On the west coast, especially on the … Continue reading

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Aussie Gold Hunters

Lately I have been enjoying this Australian television series even though it was several years old. Three teams of gold prospectors endured great obstacles including intense heat in pursuit of gold. I know I couldn’t survive the high temperatures but … Continue reading

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Easter on Agnes Street

Springtime brings new growth and the promise of the summer yet to come. I imagine Rock Creek Canyon emerging from the deep sleep of winter to the lush growth of spring and raging snow melt coursing downwards through the canyon. … Continue reading

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View From Mount Baldy

This is a view from Mount Baldy, one I have not personally experienced. Even though I have been in the area during some winters, my visits were all focused at the base of the eastern slope searching for clues and … Continue reading

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