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« on: February 10, 2010, 03:30:51 pm »
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One  story relates that in 1925 several old documents were found in the rafters of Fort Seldon. Some of these documents were maps showing the locations of several Spanish treasure caches hidden in the Caballo Mountains. Someone was lucky enough to follow one of these maps to a deep cave where they located several gold bars. Two of the gold bars were removed from the cave as proof of the find.

Unfortunately for the finder, this turned out to be bad luck. The man who located the cave disappeared a short time later but his jacket was found, covered in blood and full of bullet holes.
The maps that were found in the fort indicated there were seven caches located on the west side of the Caballo Mountains, four more caches on the east side and an unknown number of caches on the south side. The story didn?t related how many were supposed to be on the south side, just ?some?.

In the 1930?s another lucky man supposedly found a Spanish treasure cache in the Caballo Mountains only this one contained silver bars. The man who found the cache refused to give any specific information about where the cache was located, you can?t really blame him can you? He did produce a single silver bar to prove his story though.

Also in the 1930?s a man stumbled upon a cave in the Caballos that contained a full suit of Spanish armor. That in itself would be worth a fortune today!
In the 1940?s a cache of silver tableware was dug up and a cache of $16,000 in coins were found, both in the Caballo Mountains.

In 1944 two deer hunters were in the south end of the Caballo Mountain range, specifically Burbank Canyon, when they found a tunnel opening that led into several caverns inside the mountain. As they searched the underground rooms they came across one that contained ?hundreds of skeletons and stacks of gold bars, pack saddles, racks of ancient long guns, armor and other items?. Apparently finding the skeletons was too much for the hunters as they got scared and ran.

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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010, 04:54:49 pm »
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Perhaps of interest:

in the first paragraph this guy talks about the locations of the old mines possibly being documented in Juarez.

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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 11:08:46 pm »
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I have heard similar stories. Good stuff Seldom.

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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2010, 05:03:56 am »
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Hello All

Very interesting.

Hardluck. Huh?

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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2010, 11:37:30 am »
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Benny Saminego is reported to be the person who found the armor, now deceased of course. Apparently he didn't talk much about where he found it though.
Here is an artical from Las Cruces Sun News Oct 10 1940 with his picture. Better copy available upon request.
Heres another from the Avalanche Journal Lubbock Tx Feb 4 1940.



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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2010, 12:20:00 pm »
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in the first paragraph this guy talks about the locations of the old mines possibly being documented in Juarez.

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I have been reading the information on the link . Very interesting. Thanks again Seldom.

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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2010, 01:30:13 pm »
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Its an interesting story, can't say really how accurate but not a bad read. He has a few theorys about Noss as well. Havent got all the way through it yet.

I found the first part of the book as well

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Another perspective from someone who has spent some time in the area if nothing more.
One more supposed cache from 1932 Jan 23 Albuquerque Journal artical
Laredo Times July 31 1937

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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2010, 01:45:12 pm »
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I really like all the old treasure TALES, true or not, sure feeds the imagination, TNX :Smiley Rider

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2010, 05:00:34 pm »
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I made an error on the date of that last artical. It is from the Olean Times of NY, Jan 13, 1930 not the Laredo Times as I said above.  :-

It's been fun digging through the NM treasure stories Bugar simply because there is so much data out there, even if only part or none is factual Smiley
The more I read about Will Doughit and Robert Ward in the old newspaper accounts I have to think its all the same cache. Seems like they found it in a cave, took a few bars and headed back for help. Somewhere along the way they were waylaid by Indians for a bit, robbed, then tried to hop a train and Ward fell and lost his legs. Sometime later they hired trucks and guards but failed to produce treasure and the guards left them while they continued to dig. At some point Doughit was in the possession of at least 1 bar it appears. Luck is apparently not with the finders of this treasure  Grin talk about curses.....

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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2010, 08:00:04 pm »
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So are you saying that if you happened to find it, you'd leave it right where it is ? Grin

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