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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Sunday, 15 May 2016
Over time some magical numbers have turned up about the number of people who died or disappeared looking for that mysterious gold of Pitt Lake. Early newspapers mention around 20 victims. In reality only five people are known to have died or disappeared looking for the treasure and whose names are duly reported by the press.
1910 - George Blake (54) of Coquitlam and his son George (20). They were crushed to death under a tree stump "4 miles beyond end of Pitt Lake, west side." The accident happened in May or June and their remains were recovered in October of that year.
1932 -- Robert Allen "Volcanic" Brown (86) disappeared in an exceptionally heavy snowstorm.
1951 – Prospector Alfred Gaspard (60) disappeared.
1961 – Lewis Earl Hagbo (49) a mechanical engineer from Bremerton, Washington, died of a heart attack "12 miles north of Widgeon Lake." He had a previous heart attack.
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Monday, 28 March 2016
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Click here to read as Brian Antonson describes it “... a roundabout way to complimenting the "Curse of the Frozen Gold" series as being captivating in its own way, replacing the writer's addiction to the "Oak Island" series!”
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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Animal Planet US will officially be launching Curse of the Frozen Gold on Sunday, February 14th. The airdates, for your reference, are below:
- February 14th @ 10pm – episode 101
- February 21st @ 10pm – episode 102
- February 28th @ 10pm – episode 103
- March 6th @ 10pm – episode 104
- March 13th @ 10pm – episode 105
- March 20th @ 10pm – episode 106
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Friday, 22 January 2016
Hello I’ve been a gold seeker since a young youth. I’ve read some books on Slumach Gold and have read a story about the missing women.
I read in one book that the women had used a bellows to pump air so that he could breath air when he dived down to get the gold.
The gold that couldnt be found is under water somewhere perhaps under a waterfall or under a body of water I think.
This is my theory of the myth of the Slumach Gold
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Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Sunday, 3 January 2016
History Canada is airing the Curse of the Frozen Gold again starting Tuesday night at 8 pm PT.
Click here for the complete schedule.
Click here for the complete schedule.
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