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COWBOY, MINER PRODUCTIONS
PO Box 9674
PHOENIX, AZ 85068
LOST DUTCHMAN SECRETS REVEALED
This book reveals new information on the Lost Dutchman Mine Of Jacob Waltz, explains the history of the one hundred year old legend and provides new maps, photographs and clues. Included is a review of the geology of the Superstition Mountains, and an analysis of the match box gold. Sites are cross-referenced to the Hikers Guide to the Superstition Wilderness. Thomas E. Glover has skillfully crafted a thoroughly researched and logically organized account of the lore and legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine. In this wide ranging story of the mine, and those who have searched for it, Glover has compiled more than the oft repeated tales of Jacob Waltz and his lost mine. The 384 page book is published by Cowboy Miner Production P. O. Box 9674, Phoenix, AZ 85068 and is available for $19.95 plus $3.50 shipping and handling. Further information may be obtained by calling (602) 944-3763.
LOST DUTCHMAN BOOK REVIEW
The Lost Dutchman Mine of Jacob Waltz: Part I The Golden Dream, The Legend and History of the Lost Dutchman Mine. By Thomas E. Glover. (Phoenix: Cowboy-Miner Productions, 2000. 384 pp. $19.95, ISBN 0-9662091-8-4.)
Thomas E. Glover has skillfully crafted a thoroughly researched and logically organized account of the lore and legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine. In this wide ranging story of the mine, and those who have searched for it, Glover has compiled more than the oft repeated tales of Jacob Waltz and his "lost" mine.
He has also broadened the stories to include penetrating descriptions of those who believed the mine exists. In addition to his careful analyzing of those accounts, he has added his own research of the physical and geological history of the Superstition Mountains. Unlike many who have written of those mountains and the tales of lost mines, he has walked the trails, visited the sites described, and carefully evaluated, from first hand observation, the likelihood of their truthfulness. In fact, one of the most useful aspects of this book is his including both descriptions of the many trails in the Superstitions, and reference to the Hiker's Guide to the Superstition Wilderness by J. Carlson and E. Stewart.
Despite a slow and too detailed account of his early interest in the legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine in the first three chapters, Glover has written a well organized, logically sequenced, description of the legend. Chapter four in a brief five pages, presents the Legend of the Lost Dutchman. Chapters' five through ten chronicles the vast number of tales of lost gold, not only in the Superstition Mountains, but in the Southwest in general. Interestingly, a detailed, but inclusive, genealogy of the Peralta family, information usually glossed over by other writers, comprises chapter 6.
Chapters' eleven through fourteen covers Waltz's life in Phoenix and his final years. The rest of the book recounts the stories of those who believed that Waltz had a mine in the Superstitions and their struggles, both with the mountains and each other, which has led at least one chronicler to label the Superstitions the "Killer Mountains."
Glover's inclusion of maps, photographs, and illustrations, together with a lengthy bibliography, round out part one of this comprehensive tale of the Lost Dutchman Mine. If part one is any indication, this reader hopes part two, the Holmes Manuscript, is available soon.
James D. McBride, Ph. D
Arizona State University
The Lost Dutchman Mine of Jacob Waltz,Part 1. The Golden Dream is available from
Cowboy Miner Productions
PO Box 9674
Phoenix, AZ 85068
For $19.95 plus $3.50 shipping and handling.
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