THE LOST TREASURE OF
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Where is the lost treasure of Irish Canyon?
We have all heard the tales of Butch Cassidy and his
outlaw gang from his first robbery of the San Miguel Valley Bank in Telluride on
June 24, 1889 to his death or his presumed death in South America. However, does
anyone really know what happened to all the money that these outlaws stole from
the banks during their bank robbery careers?
If you read the history books, you will learn that
Butch Cassidy was the groundbreaker on the Outlaw Trail, which was a small path
that lead from Mexico up through Utah and ended in Montana. Along the way, there
were many hideouts and ranches that would hire outlaws as ranch hands. However,
what you will find in history books is that there was also a trail that leads
Cassidy during the late 1800ís gathering together
his bandits that soon became known as the Wild Bunch and they included Dick
Maxwell, Elzy Lay, and Harry Longabaugh, known as the Sundance Kid, Henry Wilbur
(Bub) Meeks, and George Currie.
Cassidy and the Wild Bunch had several different
trails, hideouts, and ranches that dotted the countryside to hide from the law.
One popular hideout for not only Butch Cassidy, but also infamous outlaws such
as Isom Dart and Matt Warner was the one in Irish Canyon. Irish Canyon can be
found in the northwestern part of Colorado just northwest of Maybell. It is
believed that $30,000 in silver coins was buried somewhere in Irish Canyon by
Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, however, no one has found the spot and there
is only word of mouth to find the buried treasure.
If you would like to try your luck, after arriving
at Maybell take US 40 to Colorado 318, then turn northwest onto 318 and just
keep going until you reach Moffat County Road 10N, it will lead you directly
through the Irish Canyon.
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