2 pm | SATURDAY, MARCH 25
Thomas Glover, author of The Lost Dutchman Mine of Jacob Waltz and Treasure Tales of the Superstitions will be at the Peregrine to discuss a topic which has fascinated people for centuries - Lost Treasures and the Lost Dutchman Mine. Glover will explain a little about his background, and how his books are written/constructed. He will pose the question: How did an obscure story in what was once the remote Arizona Territory become a national event? How did it eclipse other such stories in just a few years? A Q&A will follow.
About the Author's Books
The Lost Dutchman Mine of Jacob Waltz, Part 1. Written to be the last word on the famous lost mine of Arizona’s Superstition Mountains, this book covers the history of Indian, Spanish, Mexican and American occupation in this rugged mountain range and the search for the fantastically rich Lost Dutchman Mine. It is a history of dedication, death, murder, treachery and deceit among the ongoing parade of Dutch Hunters who still search these mountains for the mysterious mine. Glover’s research, from every known source of information, is supplemented by his own personal experiences in looking for the mine, a bibliography, an index, a complete set of end notes and a cross reference to the Hikers Guide to the Superstition Mountains. Virtually every fact has been traced to its source. New maps and clues have come to light and are presented in this book.
Treasure Tales of the Superstitions: Clues, Maps and Twice Told Tales. The Lost Dutchman Mine, including Jacob Waltz’s deathbed confession, plus over 25 additional lost mine and treasure tales of the Superstition Mountains—many pointing the way to the Dutchman. Plus independent tales such as the Cave of the Bronze Cross and Senner’s lost gold. Included are over 50 maps—from the locations of clues, to lost mine maps, to old military maps. Tales are documented and compared against the known history of the people involved, their times and places. The book finishes with "Twice Told Tales", a free ranging campfire discussion between the author and his partner, Len, of some of the "old timers"—who they were, who they knew, and what they knew.
Thomas Glover received his Ph.D. from the University of London, Royal Veterinary College. His broad interest in History includes: Southwestern, American, English, Biblical, Late Helladic IIIc period, and Ancient military. Glover retired from an education service district in Oregon as a specialist in instructional technology. He and his friends have hunted the Lost Dutchman mine for many years – horse packing and backpacking.