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The Lost Dutchman: Real and Spectacular

Exploring the story of The Lost Dutchman Mine is like opening an overstuffed cartoon closet – instant avalanche.  Murders, disappearances, wild characters, massacres, hidden gold, obsession, history, and mystery. And those are just the documented facts. Still, after 125 years, the most basic questions are still up for grabs. Does the mine exist? Is it rich or played-out? Are missing searchers murdered or lost?
Over this three-part series, we will briefly meet three people who paid in blood, sweat, tears, and treasure for the chance to chase the Dutchman legend. One of them was shot to death, the others suffered greatly. Separated by decades, their experiences offer a beginner’s guide to this strange, dark story.