Lost Mines & Buried Treasure of the Big Bend - 2nd Edition, Illustrated

by W.C. Jameson | 978-0-9905259-0-5 | Release: 26 Oct 2014 | Trade Paper | $19.95 Book Title Lost Mines & Buried Treasure of the Big Bend - 2nd Edition, Illustrated

Lost Mines & Buried Treasure of the Big Bend

The Legends and Lost Treasures

The Big Bend of Texas is at once compelling and mysterious. It has been described as a rich and varied land of history, myth and legend, danger, ghost, rugged landscapes, aridity, remoteness, spectacular vistas, and wildlife that either bite, sting, or clawed.

Located in the "Far West" geographic region of Texas - a subdivision of West Texas, and running along the border with Mexico, north of the prominent northward bend in the Rio Grande passing through the gap between the Chisos Mountains in Texas and the Sierra Madre Oriental in Mexico, hanging south of U.S. Highway 90 and west of the Pecos River. Townships in the region include Alpine, Presidio, Marfa, Sanderson, and Marathon.

The Big Bend is part of the Chihuahuan Desert that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, the second largest desert in North American. The area is sparsely populated, arid, and rugged, containing the Chisos and the Davis Mountain ranges, the region has more than one million acres (4,000 km2 ) of public lands, including Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park along the north side of the Rio Grande, and the home of the McDonald Observatory.

The Big Bend has been visited or settled by Indians, Spanish Explorers, Mexicans, Anglo Ranchers, outlaws of every stripe, and the United States Military, Each of these cultures has left a legacy in this fascinating country, and much of it has to do with the wealth associated with lost mines and buried treasures.

The twenty-two tales included in this book are spellbinding accounts of some of the most exciting and mysterious lost treasures to be found in North America represent many millions of dollars worth of gold, silver, jewels, coin, and currency that are still searched for today - includes maps and illustrations. 6x9 inch Trade Paper, 240 pages on 60# stock offset white, glossy 12 pt cover designed with 4.5 gatefold flaps.

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978-0-9905259-0-5 Trade Paper 256 $19.95 Book Title Lost Mines & Buried Treasure of the Big Bend - 2nd Edition, Illustrated

Publication date: 26 Oct 2014, 256 pages; 22 Color and Black & White Plates, Illusrtations, Maps, and photos; 6 (w) x 9 (h) x 1. 06 (d); 18 ounces; perfectly bound Trade Paper with a 12pt glossy gate fold cover

About W.C.Jameson

W.C. Jameson is the award-winning author of more than ninety books, 1500 articles and essays, 320 songs, and dozens of published poems. He is the creator and author of the best-selling Beyond the Grave series including books on Billy the Kid, John Wilkes Booth, Butch Cassidy, and a forthcoming one on Amelia Earhart.

Jameson is the Best Selling Treasure Author in the United States and his prominence as a professional fortune hunter has led to stints as a consultant for the Unsolved Mysteries television show, the Travel Channel, and a number of other television projects. He recently appeared in the documentary The Desert´s Lost River of Gold, and has been interviewed on The History Channel, The Travel Channel, PBS, and Nightline.

Serving as an advisor for the film National Treasure starring Nicolas Cage, he appears in an interview on the DVD. His book, Treasure Hunter: Caches, Curses, and Deadly Confrontations, was named Best Book of the Year (2011) by Indie Reader.

Jameson has recorded six CDs of original music. In 1999 he was named Songwriter of the Year by the Texas Folk Music Guild. He has written the sound tracks for two PBS documentaries and one feature film, his music has been heard on NPR, and he wrote and performed in the musical, "Whatever Happened to the Outlaw, Jesse James?" Jameson has also appeared as an actor in five films.

You can find him online at www.wcjameson.com and Facebook - www.facebook.com/LostMinesandBuriedTreasures.