A few years after Old Snowbeard died, two of the largest American newspapers began printing stories about the Wild West and lost gold mines in an effort to gain sales.
As the battle increased, reporters wrote more and more about Waltz’s lost gold. The wilder the story the better, even if it was true or not.
With the help of the printing press, the legend of the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine flourished.
Legends usually have some element of truth. This weekend, thanks to Elizabeth Hanes and History.com, explore 10 true stories of the Wild West, some of them stranger than fiction.
Enjoy the adventure. 🙂
Explore other stories of the Wild West in books available on Amazon.com.