The lost treasure of Flagstaff, Arizona - Part 2.

THE LOST TREASURE OF
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA - PART 2

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

Where is the lost treasure of Flagstaff, Arizona?



As with all old western towns, Flagstaff had its share of outlaws. Henry Corey and Ralph Gaines were two in the winter of 1881. This pair stole eight large bars of gold from the Tip Top Mine, which is close to Gillette, Arizona. These bars were three feet long and four inches wide so to say large is a bit of an understatement for gold bars. They buried the gold bars close to a cabin at Rogers Lake.

Then instead of being satisfied, they headed off to Flagstaff. In Flagstaff or close by, they robbed a stagecoach and took $25,000 in silver and gold coins. Once they had this loot in their hands, they traveled back to their cabin and dug up the gold bars. They divided their loot into large wooden kegs. Out on Rogers Lake, they chipped a hole in the ice and lowered the kegs into the water below.

The sheriff soon heard that this pair was hiding out at a cabin at Rogers Lake and gathered a posse to catch the outlaws. Henry and Ralph were a bit smarter than the sheriff and left before the sheriff and his posse made it to the cabin. The left behind this large amount of loot they so desperately wanted.

Before Henry and Ralph could make it back to Rogers Lake and their fortune, Ralph was killed during a fight and Henry was arrested in Globe, Arizona during a holdup and sent to prison.

Henry was released 24 years later and search for the stolen loot along with another friend. Henry died in 1936 without ever finding his treasure. The treasure today is still out there in Rogers Lake and if you visit during the summer months or when there has not been much rain, the lake is dry and could be search easily.


The lost treasure of Flagstaff, Arizona - Part 2.

 The lost treasure of Flagstaff, Arizona - Part 2.

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