Santa Fe Gold

by | Aug 7, 2017 | Treasure Stories | 0 comments

A Mexican wagon train loaded with a vast amount of gold bound for Santa Fe camped one night at the springs near what is now the ghost town of Dos Cabezas. Because of the fear of robbery, the treasure was customarily unloaded each night and buried near the camp.

Early the next morning the camp was attacked by Indians, and only a seven year old boy managed to escape. Hiding in the bushes throughout the day, he was found by an aged Mexican and finally made his way back to Mexico. He returned some 45 years later and made a search for the treasure looking for it between two hills where the dry bed of the Willcox could be seen to the West. It’s believed that the treasure was never found and is said to have included a great quantity of gold dust and nuggets as well as a large gold crucifix.