California Credits & Contributors


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, 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


Alcatraz History

Alcatraz Island Official Site

California Digital Library

California State Military Museum

California State Parks

City of Fontana

City of La Verne

City of Rialto

City of San Bernardino

City of San Dimas


Modoc National Forest

National Park Service

Old Sacramento

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau


Winchester Mystery House

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Legends of America Resources & Credits