Where is the lost treasure of Flagstaff, Arizona?
Flagstaff, Arizona is a destination that many tourists
visit yearly; however, if you are a treasure hunter you will have a different
reason for visiting Flagstaff. There are a few lost treasures in and around
Flagstaff that you might enjoy searching for while on your next vacation.
As the tale goes, there were several robberies
taking place around the entire area of Flagstaff during the 1800’s and the owner
of an Indian trading post by the name of Herman Wolf wanted to protect his
profits. He began burying most of his profits in jars and cans along the various
fences on his property. He owned and operated his business for around 30 years
on the Little Colorado River during the years 1869 until 1899. Many people
believe that throughout the years he buried somewhere around $350,000 in gold
and silver coins. No one mentions exactly what happened to Herman Wolf, nothing
else is mentioned until 1901 when 20 US gold coins were found and then again in
1916 when an entire bucket full of Mexican silver were found on the location.
These are only small amounts when compared to the several thousands of dollars
that is believed to be buried on this site. You can visit where Herman Wolf’s
store once stood by traveling to the Little Colorado River off the California
Santa Fe Trail close by Canyon Diablo.
Another person that buried his treasure was William
Ashurst. Mr. Ashurst owned a ranch about 25 miles southeast of Flagstaff. His
ranch was close by a spring that was known by the name of Ashurst Run. The
legend passed down stated that Mr. Ashurst buried five and ten pounds cans full
of gold coins throughout his ranch. After his death, none of his fortune was
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