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Allen, Robert Joseph. The Story of Superstition Mountain and the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine. 1971. Allen's book is very annoying. Not only is it shot through with inaccuracies and misstatements of simple fact it also contains a number of outrageous fabrications. Allen's ability as a writer tends to mask just how inaccurate an account this is, appearing factual and historical when it is one of the tallest of tall tales in the Lost Dutchman genre. It doesn't help matters any that it is published by a major publisher and has been in print for years. Bottom of my list. TB: "...a heavily fictionalized and embellished version." CM: "Another rendition of the Lost Dutchman Mine story. Some new versions of old stories presented. Includes a report on the death of Al Morrow, long-time Dutchman enthusiast and author of one of the most informative booklets ever published on the subject."
Doug Stewart. © 1994-2012.