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The deserts of the American southwest have long been the discussion of lost mines and buried treasures. For hundreds of years, man has scoured the desert floor searching for any signs of the countless tales of lost riches. Some have claimed to have found the elusive treasures but only to be lost again, while others grew old or died trying. None the less, the legends live on as they are passed down from generation to generation. Maybe you will be the lucky one...
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Wine In The Desert
By Harry Oliver
From Harry Oliver's Desert Rat Scrap Book
Somewhere under "The Algodones"
fascinating sand dunes (20 miles west of Yuma, Arizona) near Gordon's
well. "Yes, it's true." Under the dunes is a freight wagon
filled with the finest champagne from France.
One of the most amusing of the desert tales
is that of the freight wagon loaded with champagnes, bound for the
tables of the dons in the pueblos of San Diego and Los Angeles. Crossing
the sand dunes, the freighters were struck by a violent sand storm.
As the flying sand settled about the wagon, the drivers cut loose
their mules and rode on them before the storm and to safety. Returning
later, they found only a sea of dunes where the wagon should have
been, and never since has the cargo of champagne been seen.