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 Round Mountain?
Folk Lore, legends and tales have always been around
with large gold strikes all over the place. Whether these stories told from
generation to generation are true or not is just as much a mystery as how the
stories began when all parties that found the treasure were killed or died
before mentioning their find.
Round Mountain Treasure is another one of these
tales. As the legend goes, four French Canadians were trapping on the Snake
River close by Round Mountain. American trappers, of course were protective of
their hunting grounds and they attacked the Canadians, stealing all their furs
and running them from the area. The Canadians did not want to go home empty
handed so they headed south into western Colorado. One of the four Canadians
found a gold nugget in the headwaters of the Gunnison River.
This is where they thought their riches lied. They
set up camp and successfully panned for gold for one month in the creek beds.
However, luck was not on their side. Ute Indians soon came upon the Frenchmen
and the battle began. The fight lasted for quite a few days until three of the
four men were dead. One of the Frenchmen did escape over the Cochetopa Pass,
which is west of Saguache. He was sure the Indians would follow so he buried the
gold on Round Mountain with the hopes of returning. However, on his back home
close to the summit of Poncha Pass the Ute Indians caught up with the last
remaining French Canadian and killed him.
This story has been passed down for hundred of
years, but no one has found the buried treasure to this day.
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