Findmall.com
 
 






20th Century Tales Forum


Welcome! Log In Register
avatar
Mike, in the next few days, I will be mailing this book to you..............
Posted by: Kelley (Texas)
Date: February 16, 2009 09:21PM
The man that wrote this book, C. F. Eckhardt lived in Seguin, Texas, not far from San Antonio, Texas. I do not know if he is still living or not, but he wrote several books on Texas history. I hope that you enjoy the book. Please have a great day! Kelley (Texas) :)





"Try to live up to your dog's opinion of you!"


thanks fred.my recollection of the jim bowie story was that it was
Posted by: david(tx)
Date: February 16, 2009 09:35PM
already refined silver,coinage etc.i've not read about it in a long time.i remember a story of some guys looking for it on private property.if anybody could find it would be an interesting story.i believe the story was they hid it while battling indians or mexicans.hope you can find something out about the rocks fred,good luck:smile:.

avatar
Fred!! That is most kind of you... I cannot thank you enough. When you first mentioned the book, I was afraid that it might be Willy's famous book :): You know... the one he gave Royal. :):N/T
Posted by: Mikie
Date: February 17, 2009 07:58AM

(This message does not contain any text.)


Willy is writing a second edition and possible movie rights :DN/T
Posted by: ojm bc
Date: February 17, 2009 10:36AM

(This message does not contain any text.)


It weighed 125 tons and was almost pure silver.
Posted by: david(tx)
Date: February 17, 2009 11:13AM
man,depending on the price of silver they made out pretty good.

avatar
Here is the link and a picture of it David
Posted by: Mikie
Date: February 17, 2009 03:13PM
http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/text2html/.visual/img_txt/dir_72/b_06300.txt?B-06300



Fair winds

Mikie


thanks mike.when i found out the name i did a google and they recieved 2000 dollars for the boulder
Posted by: david(tx)
Date: February 17, 2009 09:06PM
don't know how that related to the economy of the time.sounds like there was some double crossing going on in the region at the time:smile:.bet it got rowdy like the other mining areas.

fred,here are a couple of links you might find interesting.
Posted by: david(tx)
Date: February 17, 2009 09:13PM
avatar
Figure that out at todays closing of $14.02 and oz....N/T
Posted by: George-CT
Date: February 17, 2009 09:35PM

(This message does not contain any text.)


avatar
The saying in Sandon was... "Silver, lead and Hell are raised in Sandon......and unless you can take a hand in producing these articles, your services are not required"N/T
Posted by: Mikie
Date: February 17, 2009 09:53PM

(This message does not contain any text.)


:lol::biggrin:,i always enjoy mining town stories.concentrating alot of young men in one spot can create lots of mayhem.N/T
Posted by: david(tx)
Date: February 17, 2009 10:05PM

(This message does not contain any text.)


avatar
Yeah..........We kinda lost track of the book when it went to Royal. Odd. :blink:N/T
Posted by: WillyP
Date: February 18, 2009 08:55AM

(This message does not contain any text.)


avatar
Yep....and I'm writing you in as the leading lady. :rofl:N/T
Posted by: WillyP
Date: February 18, 2009 08:56AM

(This message does not contain any text.)


I sent it on to Rob and it is odd, he has not been back to visit us but one time
Posted by: Royal
Date: February 18, 2009 02:05PM
and I had to call the boy on the phone to get him to come around. :shrug:



http://royalottmar.blogspot.com/

INCREDIMAIL TECH SUPPORT SUCKS. IT IS TERRIBLE AND DO NOT SIGN UP FOR INCREDIMAIL!!

deserve it baaaaaaN/T
Posted by: ojm bc
Date: February 18, 2009 05:30PM

(This message does not contain any text.)


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login