Where is the lost treasure of the Wells Fargo Robberies?
Arizona along with many western states in the US has
stories to tell about lost, stolen, or buried treasure. Many of these come from
days when Indians roamed the plains, cattle rustlers were busy, trains were just
beginning to dot the countryside with gold shipments from the newly found gold
mines in the west and bandits robbing stagecoaches.
One such story comes out of Gillett, Arizona.
Gillett, Arizona at one time a milling town for the Tip Top Mine, which was
started in 1876. Of course, Gillett, along with many western towns of the old
west was full of violence and lawlessness.
The blacksmith in the town of town was Henry
Seymour, who had a dark side. He enjoyed robbing Wells Fargo Stagecoaches on the
outskirts of town. In the year 1882 alone, he held up three different
stagecoaches and took in a haul of $69,000. No one knew about Henry’s dark side,
however, many had their suspicious, which grew even more when he used some of
his ill-gotten gain in poker game at the local saloon.
He was then watched a bit closer and on his fourth
attempt of robbery in 1882 was caught. Henry was sent to prison. He never told a
soul where the money was hidden. After his release, he left Gillett, never to
Today, the town of Gillett is long forgotten along
with the Wells Fargo loot that he stole so many years ago. As far as anyone
knows, the money is still hidden exactly where Henry hid it in 1882. Only a few
crumbling buildings remain of this rip roaring town.
If you are ever in the area of Gillett, Arizona,
you may wish to take along a shovel. Who knows, you may be the one to find this
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