Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by furham, Jan 31, 2019.
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awfully tempting. I wonder, though, just how dangerous the terrain is, if they haven't been recovered yet. I've got some mountain-goat blood, but also a very strong drive for self-preservation.
Edit: saw some photos of the terrain. Never mind. Maybe in a decade or two with a drone, if they don't ban recreational telepresence drones...
Another possibility - most were scooped up and recovered shortly after the mishap by those in the know ?
Maybe an inside job - the wagon drivers removed most of the coins and pushed the wagons over the cliff?
My parents however are from Montrose CO. They went to school there. Let me tell you, if anymore coins were found by any local farmers or Native Americans, you'd never know anything was found.
If anyone is interested, go read about Blue Mesa. Beautiful country. The reservoir itself is the highest elevated reservoir in the world. It is ridiculously deep as it used to be a big canyon with a town that the river flowed through. My dad used to fish in the river as a kid before they flooded the town to make the reservoir. Wood from the buildings sometimes floats up to the surface and stories of lossed coffins from the town's graveyard have also been found floating on the surface. Very interesting history in that area.
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Oh and go in the summer. Gunnison is usually one of the coldest places in Colorado during winter. The town itself sits in a valley and the cold air just sits right there on it.
There would never be competition on what's the best day of your life.
By the way, Furham. When were you with the Screaming Eagles? I was in the 3rd and 4th Brigade of the 82nd 68-70.
I hunted and became friends with a man up on the Oglala Sioux Reservation in SD many years ago. He said that his grandfather was part of a raid on a stagecoach in the area and that after they burnt the coach and killed the crew and passengers, they threw a sack of gold into a hole in a tree nearby. They didn't have a use for gold, and they didn't want Wašícu to have it as they knew white people coveted it.
This is in the Bad Lands and the trees are few and far between. Always wanted to go search for it as he knew the general area but never did. It's very dry up there and wood lasts for years.
My father and son were both in the 101st.
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