Cave of Silver Bars
Somewhere along the Rio Bonito of south central Lincoln County is a cave reportedly packed with blackened silver ingots. It is said that the treasure was placed there when an expedition transporting it to Mexico was attacked by Indians. Many years later, according to the story, the treasure was discovered by a man named Hawks when he fled into the cave to escape Indians who were pursuing him. After the Indians left the scene, Hawks took out all the bars his mule could carry and concealed the entrance to the cave. He sold his silver bars near Albuquerque. He later tried to find the cave again, but was unsuccessful.