Deadman's Cave | A story of tragedy and lost treasure

Deadman's Cave | A story of tragedy and lost treasure

This is the story of the cave tragedy and lost treasure in deadman’s cave.

Music: Tacklebox Blues by the Mini Vandals

References:
http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/treasure-legends/353012-dead-mans-camp-article-archives-fairplay-flume-10-28-1880-a.html

Lost Treasure of Dead Man’s Cave


https://www.legendsofamerica.com/deadmans-cave-treasure/

11 Comments

  1. dirt diggler on August 11, 2022 at 7:33 am

    There aren’t any mountains 2 miles North of Dead man’s camp.

  2. james solis on August 11, 2022 at 7:39 am

    Of course they never found it again.. Bs

  3. Andrew Austin on August 11, 2022 at 7:40 am

    Were did you get the information for this tale

  4. Off Grid on August 11, 2022 at 7:41 am

    I’m older than you, and a native, as well as a native of Colo. You need to quit posting fables you know nothing about!

  5. Not Saying on August 11, 2022 at 7:49 am

    I’ve read about this story as well, there’s no way it is N of that camp if they ended up going east of that mountain range through the wet mountain valley. In the mountains southeast of crestone would be my guess.

  6. The Starting Line on August 11, 2022 at 7:53 am

    This sounds similar to the music pass story of a Spanish mine with smelted gold and skeletons

  7. John Blankenship on August 11, 2022 at 8:01 am

    2 miles north? Looks flat as hell there.

  8. Jakob Freshman on August 11, 2022 at 8:10 am

    🤔

  9. James Paulsell on August 11, 2022 at 8:12 am

    I have read a couple other versions of this story, and find it interesting. This version has details that were not in the others, and I doubt the authenticity of. These 3 men would not have been likely to give out information to help others find what they wanted to keep. Also, I have been in the area a bit, and north of dead mans camp is flat desert. In what I consider to be a more realistic version, they were starting to go over a pass to Westcliff/Silvercliff when the blizzard hit. This would have put them in terrain more likely to have a cave such as is described here.

  10. Karen Ricks on August 11, 2022 at 8:16 am

    Thank u

  11. Anthony Grey on August 11, 2022 at 8:24 am

    A few years ago I was working a reconstruction gig at the local hospital in the area and passed by the Deadman camp everyday to and from 2ork . Never once did i stop and explore there. I Always either explored/rock hounded Jasper, the lost burro, crystal hill or the wagon trail areas. Wagon trail being my favorite, because once i got lost and found a road leading to the old 1st dump and rifle range….looks like we’ll be spending the fall down there. Wonder if my cabin would be available. Ooops sorry, i was think typing out loud again…..

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