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    read up on this place, looks like a good time https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Guns,_Arizona
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbMgOidg3fs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KALivdQszaM

    In 1880, long before Two Guns was established as a settlement, the construction of the Santa Fe Railway was progressing across northern Arizona. At the location where the rail line crossed Canyon Diablo, about 3 mi (4.8 km) north of Two Guns, construction was delayed while a trestle was built. A settlement populated by male work crews was established near the construction site and was named Canyon Diablo, after the nearby canyon. The settlement "quickly became a wild and lawless place as drifters, gamblers, and outlaws made their way to town".[7] Four men employed by the Hashknife Ranch robbed the train at Canyon Diablo in 1889, then fled on horseback with $100,000 in currency, 2,500 new silver dollars, $40,000 in gold coins, as well as silver watches, jewelry, and diamonds. A posse led by sheriff Buckey O'Neill pursued the bandits, but recovered less than $100 when the men were captured. Years later, after release from prison, one of the thieves disclosed that the stolen goods, along with their rifles, had been buried in the canyon rim near Two Guns. The location remains popular with treasure hunters.[

    35° 6'54.47"N 111° 5'41.66"W
    Last edited by 1keyword; 10-14-2019, 05:35 PM.

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    Originally posted by 1keyword View Post
    read up on this place, looks like a good time https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Guns,_Arizona
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbMgOidg3fs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KALivdQszaM

    In 1880, long before Two Guns was established as a settlement, the construction of the Santa Fe Railway was progressing across northern Arizona. At the location where the rail line crossed Canyon Diablo, about 3 mi (4.8 km) north of Two Guns, construction was delayed while a trestle was built. A settlement populated by male work crews was established near the construction site and was named Canyon Diablo, after the nearby canyon. The settlement "quickly became a wild and lawless place as drifters, gamblers, and outlaws made their way to town".[7] Four men employed by the Hashknife Ranch robbed the train at Canyon Diablo in 1889, then fled on horseback with $100,000 in currency, 2,500 new silver dollars, $40,000 in gold coins, as well as silver watches, jewelry, and diamonds. A posse led by sheriff Buckey O'Neill pursued the bandits, but recovered less than $100 when the men were captured. Years later, after release from prison, one of the thieves disclosed that the stolen goods, along with their rifles, had been buried in the canyon rim near Two Guns. The location remains popular with treasure hunters.[

    35° 6'54.47"N 111° 5'41.66"W
    I had a lot of fun reading about it, but since none of the men were killed and none even served his full 25 year sentence for robbery it makes sense that the men would have gone back, each to retrieve his share of the stashed loot upon release from prison.

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      Originally posted by June Did Everything Right View Post

      I had a lot of fun reading about it, but since none of the men were killed and none even served his full 25 year sentence for robbery it makes sense that the men would have gone back, each to retrieve his share of the stashed loot upon release from prison.
      good read ha... there were several groups who left loot in the area.. I've read up more on it. but bottom line that place and the surrounding lands would be a great place for adventure and an awesome location for a treasure hunt.. Russel Crowe owned the property for a bit.

      lol A place named Two Guns with a Canyon Diablo and Dead Apache Cave? Cant get much more epic than that... not to mention the history of Two Guns with all of its crime and murders, Indian ruins. Hell if i had the money O would by the place and live there in a heartbeat cursed or not.

      this place should be the set for a Nick Cage movie.
      Last edited by 1keyword; 08-09-2020, 05:05 PM.

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