By Jane Alene Boyles
From page 6 of the May, 2013 issue of Lost Treasure
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Much has been written about the Superstition Mountain lost gold, the Lost Dutchman Mine, the Peraltas, and the many people who have spent their lives searching for the gold in this vast beautiful wildness of Arizona.
In the late thirties the area was made into a wilderness area, which prohibited vehicles and the removal of minerals, amongst other regulations.
My only experiences with the huge wilderness area have been with Maricopa County Search and Rescue hunting for lost hikers, lost fortune seekers, and injured outdoor enthusiasts. I saw the rugged vast area.
Many years ago we were given a briefcase of photos, maps, claim filings, letters and miscellaneous papers compiled by four friends, which I conveniently forgot about until I retired.