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Anthony Belli - A native of California, Mr. Belli is a recognized historian, writer and lecturer on the California Gold Rush. He has graciously submitted several articles to Legends of America, including: Lost Chinese Cache Volcanoville, Hangtown or Bust!, and Chattel Hood to Freedom  Black Pioneers Help Settle California,

Bob Moore the Executive Editor and Staff Photographer for Route 66 Magazine, who has very generously offered Legends of America the use of his pictures on our website.  Bob is a great photographer and we very much appreciate his help.

Ruth E. Padilla who submitted the Las Brujas (The Witches) in Seville, California article

Written Materials:

  • Arthur, Damon; Frontier Justice?; Record Searchlight; E.W. Scripps Co.; July 8, 2001
  • Baumgart, Don; Gold Field Desperadoes Used Pistols, Not Pans; California Goldrush Stories; 2001
  • Belli, Anthony; Lost Goose Egg Mine; Stories in Eldorado County History; February, 2002.
  • Belli, Anthony; Lost Treasure in El Dorado County!; Stories in Eldorado County History; 2004.
  • Halicki, Diane and Robson, Ellen; Haunted Highway - The Spirits of Route 66; 1999; Golden West Publishers, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Kelly, Bill; Treaasure Cache magazine; 1993.
  • Journal of the West, 1962.
  • Myers, Roger; Clay Allison vs. Wyatt Earp; Wild West Magazine, December, 2000.
  • Pallante, Anthony J.; Lost Treasure magazine; November, 2000.
  • Speck, Gary B.; The Lost Gunsight Lode; Ghost Town USA
  • Taylor, Troy; The Winchester Mystery House; Prairie Ghosts Website
  • Vargo, Cecile Page; Lost Mines of the Western Mojave, Explore Historic California
  • Wlodarski, Rob and Anne; Haunted Alcatraz; Prairie Ghosts Website


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Winchester Mystery House




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