The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?
Nope, it's not (quite) the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
In the 1800s, a party of successful prospectors were returning from the Big
Sandy River to Prescott (Arizona) with a load of gold dust and nuggets held
in several canvas bags. Taking a rest and water break at Granite Dells,
about 4 miles north of Prescott, they were soon attacked by Indians (Native
Americans). Quickly, the prospectors BURIED THE GOLD near a spring as the attack ensued. All but one of the prospectors was killed by the Indians.
Later, the lone survivor would return to the site with a search party on
several occasions. However, they never found any signs of the buried gold.
Some have speculated that the Indians dug up the treasure and reburied it
somewhere else in the same area. In any case, the treasure remains somewhere in the Granite Dells, waiting for discovery.
This is a view of the Dells, looking northeast across Watson Lake.
I didn't see the Headless Horseman, but I did see several ducks dunking their heads beneath the lake's wind-beaten waters.
December 18, 2008