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The San Saba treasure : legends of Silver Creek

Lewis, David, 1972- author

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Summary

  • "Book relates the folklore surrounding the legendary, and nonexistent, San Saba Mines on the San Saba River in Texas"--Provided by publisher.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • The legend -- Silver in Texas? 1680-1756 -- Spain on the San Saba: 1757-1810 -- Bowie looks for a mine: 1829-1832 -- Comancheria and the Germans: 1832-1867 -- Los Almagres, and other silver -- The San Marcos men: 1868-1869 -- The legend builds: 1870-1911 -- William Longsworth: 1912-1925 -- Judge Norton: 1911-1949 -- Princess Wenonah: 1930-1943 -- The end of the mine: 1949-1990 -- Theories -- Ezell's story: 1868-1869 -- The ghosts of Silver Creek -- Appendix 1. Silver refining -- Appendix 2. Bowie's inscription -- Appendix 3. The Bowie expedition -- Endnotes
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