Wednesday, 9 November 2016
"This is the river that literally sparked my career as a writer of provincial history. Ironically, thanks to an American television [Bill Burud's] program about a lost mine, the famous — infamous — Lost Creek Mine of the murdering, bluebeard Sumach It’s without doubt B.C.’s best-known legend of a lost mine with its attendant tales of a jinx and scores of prospectors gone missing in the snow and icebound reaches of the upper Pitt River."
That is what TW Paterson writes in a recent article in the Cowichan Valley Citizen. Click here to read the article.
For half a century T W Paterson's been writing about British Columbia history. Click here to find his writings on the Pitt Lake Gold legend.
Here is the link to T W Paterson's own Web site.
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Monday, 26 September 2016
Saturday, 16 July 2016
Click here to read Mike's Forbidden Treasure and here to read Daryl's Spindle Quest.
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Members of the society and heir charming partners met recently at an undisclosed location to discuss progress in the search for the lost gold and to make plans for the next phase of our quest. Here a snapshot of some of the members. Click on the picture to enlarge.
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Friday, 8 July 2016
The Jackson story was published in Wisconsin and not in the Pacific Northwest where the presumed prospector "Wilbur Armstrong” was said have lived with the original "Jackson letter” as his guide to discovery.
I have always believed that the Lost Dutchman's Mine legend was the father of the Lost Creek Mine of Pitt Lake legend...
Have a look at the names of the two key players in the stories:
JACob WALtz finder of Lost Dutchman's mine
WALter JACkson finder of the Lost Creek mine
Look close at the two names... and
NUGGETS The size of WAL NUTS in the letter by WAL TER JACKSON
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