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East of Phoenix Arizona near Apache Junction lies the superstition mountains. Legend has it that in the 1850’s a member of the Peralta family fled into the area while on the run. The story of Superstition Mountain and the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine
As the story goes the journey began in the direction of a prominent landmark called weaver’s needle. While trekking through the area he supposedly found a rich gold deposit which he began to mine before bringing back others to help.
Jacob Waltz 1810-1891 was said to have crossed paths with those who knew about the mine and they supposedly bragged the whole story to him before he promptly drew his gun and shot them dead. Jacob Waltz was said to have taken over the mine becoming very rich and concealing its location by killing all who followed him into the mountains or inadvertently crossed his path as he travelled back and forth from the secret location.
Article written by Steven School.