Somewhere out in the deep like a cottage travels & # 39; s small. There are Lost Adams Diggings rumors, as rich as any lost treasure in the West, and probably more legitimate according to the factual evidence. It is a myth made by more than one person.
A man named Adams was a player on a trip to Los Angeles with 12 horses. Adams (his first name was variously given as William, Edward, Henry and John) was a freighter, selling goods at prices, between Los Angeles and Tucson, Arizona. He was married, with a wife and three children in Los Angeles.
After his last visit, Adams camped near the city of Florence, Arizona. The Apache, riding with his horses, woke him up. Adams chased the animals.
On his way back to his house, he found that his chariot was on fire and all his possessions, including the two thousand dollars he had received from his luggage, were gone. The Apache had just used a clever horse thief to allow them to invade the camp of his real estate.
When his valuable things were gone, save only 12 horses, Adams headed for Adams' high ground to the friendly Pima Indian village of what is now Gila Bend, Arizona. While there he listened to the stories of the miners & prospects in the mining industry. A half-year-old Mexican-Apache brother called "Gotch Ear" listened as the miners voiced their demand for gold. The boy is named Gotch Ear for having one ear that is crippled.
The Apache arrested Gotch Ear and his brother when they were teenage boys living in Mexico. Gotch Ear was now fleeing the nation because he killed Apache who killed his brother in battle.
Gotch Ear eventually approached the working class. If you are looking for gold, he told them, they know that a 10-day horseback ride on a horse, while a well goes with the gold parts. All he asked was to come as a horse that would bring him back to Mexico.
It was in 1864 that Gotch Ear led a group of 22 men to the site. Gotch Ear led a gold-loving team along the Gila River heading north-east & # 39; tomorrow for several days. By or about August 25, the group had encamped at a low point between the tops of two towers, believing that it was Mt. Ord and Mt. Baldy.
This has caused some confusion for those seeking wealth, however, as Mount Ord is north of Phoenix and is not a bad idea for the journey taken by Gotch Ear and his followers.
Since Adams had all the horses, the people who owned the hungry mine had chosen their leader.
After four days of traversing the high timbers, a Mexican teenager led the crews around the high mountain that Adams and John Brewer, m & # 39; s one of the crew, said White Mountain's eastern Arizona.
The team eventually reached what looked like a box office. Here they camped at night. M & # 39; t tomorrow, he climbed the porch to the blue, but it was a solid stone wall some 80 feet down.
Gotch Ear led the men around a large m & # 39; s wall below the wall. Then, through a hidden port, he went into the living room, Adams firmly said afterwards, that a rider with his arms out could touch both sides.
Running down the slope there was a stream, right where they passed. Here they made camp at night.
The miners had settled down and started collecting the yellow metal before the Apache team, led by Chief Nana, appeared on a hill near the river.
Nana told the miners to get what they want from the water, but not to try to find gold that extends beyond the mountain. He also ordered them to leave soon, and not return.
As this gold was not attracted to the Indians, who was it? Canyon, nicknamed "Sno-Tah-Hay" by Nana, was a very special religious place for the natives.
The Apache also believed that gold was "the tears of the sun". No one touched the tears of the sun because it is the source of all life.
Gold seekers remained submissive against Nana's orders. Not only did he stay, but he started building a cabin. In three weeks' time, they found nearly six million dollars worth of gold, hidden in a jar and hidden in the stairs of an invisible building.
His intention was to distribute the gold accordingly to the men at the parties, except for a German named Snively. Regardless he took his share every day and saved his gold except the others.
Soon, food supplies were scarce. A party of five & # 39; s miners, led by John Brewer, was selected to go to Fort Wingate to restart the camp. Workers carrying the cigarettes – some larger such as turkey eggs – for use as payroll.
At the fort, when the workers paid their dues and the great demand for gold, the treasurer realized this.
In the meantime, Apache Chief Nana, invisible, continues to monitor the children on the river, and said the fun trips that night will be spent exploring for gold.
We were not happy. He ordered his Apache army to kill a group of five while leaving Fort Wingate. This happened except for one person, Brewer, who survived.
Apache then killed all the staff members in the garden except two men living away from the Anglo camp. Sadly, the German, who had already taken his gold and returned to Germany. A few years later, Snively confirmed the gold discovery.
M & # 39; s one of the two men who escaped the Apache massacre was Adams, and the other was Jack Davidson. The only reason the two escaped Apache's wrath was that they went in search of the Fort Wingate fort.
Adams and Davidson decided it was safe to go to Los Angeles to avoid contact with the Apache. Walking in the night, he was lost.
They were observed by U.S. troops. and took them to Fort Apache, according to one article. This shows some skepticism on these types, however, as Fort Apache was established until 1872.
Jack Davidson later said he took them to Fort Whipple, Prescott tomorrow.
Neither Adams nor Davidson knew that John Brewer, the party's leading figure, had survived the Apache massacre. Brewer climbed the gall wall and reached out to friendly Pueblo Indians. Brewer later moved to Colorado, married an Indian woman and had a family.
Adams returned to California and lived there for ten years. They are scared to return to New Mexico to explore music.
Adams returned in 1874. He searched and searched for the lost "Adams Diggings" until his death in 1876, but never again managed to sell a gold mine.
There are many stories about trying to recreate the way Gotch Ear and his Anglo followers did.
A man named Edward Doheny, traveling from New Mexico to Phoenix in search of work, is said to have walked under the box before realizing he could not get through. He had seen the ruins of a burning cabin before turning around, but, at the time, knew nothing about Adams' story.
So severe, Doheny was unable to secure the site.
The & # 39; s fisherman Jack Townsend is said to have acquired the Lost Adams Diggings in New Mexico in 1894, working in Magdalena, New Mexico. This has not been confirmed.
Once, during his attempt to try the "golden river", Adams met Bob Lewis in a saloon. Lewis, too, had been looking for "Diggings".
"Go look & # 39; they have the bones of the men who were carrying the buckets. Show me the bones, and show them gold."
According to an article by Lee Paul, on a site called "The Outlaws," Lewis found the bones. He found them thirty years later. The building of the canal was of the bones of several men with fragments of stone and stone.
Lewis was in the Datil Mountains in New Mexico. When they found the bones, they couldn't find the secret. It is believed that the earthquake, which rocked southern Arizona and New Mexico in 1887, had reshaped the area in the & # 39; s states of Datil.
In general, great efforts have been made to follow the path that Gotch Ear started. No one showed any fruit. It seems that The Lost Adams Diggings would just be – a lost cause.