Treasure in the Arizona Mountains

Treasure in the Arizona Mountains

This video was made after hunting for a treasure from a story that was told to me by an old guy named John, who I mention in my book Random Tangents.
We will take you up on the Mogollon Rim, above Payson, Arizona, and tell the story and discuss where I have searched and where I still think the treasure could be.
The story takes place at the end of the civil war when two confederate soldiers stole a wagon and loaded 16 kegs of gold coins from a cache that was buried by the Confederate Army. Making their way across Arizona to join up with some Confederate sympathizers in California they were attacked by an Indian war party.
They headed into the mountains and buried the 16 kegs of coins before being killed by the Indians.
Years later, in 1935, two Mexican fellows hunting close to the Mogollon Rim Road happened to find the kegs only taking a few of the coins before covering them over again. Unfortunate circumstances kept them from ever coming back but one of them finally told the story 35 years later. Follow along with me as I attempt to find the treasure.

For more treasure stories you may enjoy my book, “Random Tangents: Embracing Adventures in Life”: https://www.desertroamerpress.com/

27 Comments

  1. Jason Pettit on November 25, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    I’m calling bullshit on this one ..

  2. David J. LeBaron on November 25, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    I like the way you set up the map, and mark it for me. I will scan that one with my Eagletraun, on GoogleEarth. If I get a hit, then I can go to the area, and use the Gravitraun.
    Another wagonload of Confederate gold wound up in Washington State, where I live. I’m looking for it. Hope to find it soon!

  3. Rich on November 25, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Only one thing baffles me. Why only take 20 coins? Why not take as much as you can carry? Doesn’t make sense to me. Also wouldn’t there be records of a missing confederate shipment of gold? Just based on those two things I think he was just telling a good story.

  4. Frank Hartman on November 25, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    There seems to be all kinds of lost gold in Arizona

  5. TheJadeeast on November 25, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    I’m getting a metal detector

  6. Rhonda Christine The girls on November 25, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    I still got the case when gpa went hunting in the 80s

  7. magprob on November 25, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Excellent Story! Thanks.

  8. Jeffery Schirm on November 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    You should have told him , yes that’s right where bigfoot attack you !!

  9. Raymond Michielini on November 25, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    recently came upon your channel im loving these stories

  10. tom iden on November 25, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Any soldier would went for the high ground, look for the highest peak that gave them the best protection and view of their surrounding area.

  11. John Ganshow on November 25, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Lost Dutchman of the Mogollon…

  12. Frank Hartman on November 25, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Why is all of the treasure lost in Arizona? Can’t some be lost in my backyard!!

  13. Roy Tallow on November 25, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Still out there ! 💰💰💰

  14. george scott on November 25, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    their horses probaly all died and they had to bury the gold==because they were mean to those horses back in those days

  15. William Davis on November 25, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Love Arizona it has everything you could want, history, folklore, desert, mountains and history galore

  16. trackman174 on November 25, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    A lot of folklore about treasure throughout the country. Always fun to hear about them and wonder if they’re true.

  17. Diane Lewis on November 25, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Great story and interesting.
    Thank you.
    Ron

  18. Rockey Tellman on November 25, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Miller is directly related to Jesse.

  19. Ken Rego on November 25, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Old News Bud ! Treasure was found and Sold to a Team in Germany for a Very Large Sum Of CASH! True Story

  20. Perry Presley on November 25, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    The confederate treasury went missing in Wilkes County Georgia at the end of the war. It has never been found.

  21. Mr. Bill of course. on November 25, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Nobody hasn’t found John Mosby’s lost Confederate treasure here in Virginia either. Time to get my metal detector out and plane ticket to Flagstaff. Good story.

  22. Riddle Gunner on November 25, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    We already found the coins amigo

  23. brian massey on November 25, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Soo have you guys found anything? Whats an update on your searching.

  24. Rockey Tellman on November 25, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Greg, My family established "Miller" County, Missouri. True

  25. Roy Rice on November 25, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Already found. They have just kept their mouths shut!! I don’t blame them! 👍👍👍

  26. Jordan Wiens on November 25, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Great story! Well narrated. Makes me want to hunt for some gold!

  27. Brad Stoner on November 25, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Unique thing to me is that if this was the Confederate Army that buried those coins, then the coins are of gold that most likely was mined in North Carolina and Georgia. Both states were the prime producers of gold for the South at that time. The coins probably include coins minted by the only private mint that ever existed in the US, that being the Christopher Bechtlor coins. He was an immigrant from Baden, Germany and he brought with him his knowledge of goldsmith and metal working. So much gold was being found around the area that he decided to make gold coins for people who wanted to have a reliable exchange of value for their gold. He minted coins with set values that could be exchanged in lieu of weighing out and bartering. The US government came in and set up their own mints in Charlotte, NC and Dahlonega, Georgia thus putting an end to the Bechtlor coins. Surely, this confederate treasure would contain some of these rare and valuable coins. They would be worth a fortune today.

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