By Chuck Richards
From page 43 of the June, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved
As the stage lurched and bounced its way over the road out of Weaverville, California, an estimated $50,000 in gold lay inside the strongbox. Destined for the Wells Fargo vault in Redding, it was never to arrive. After a bloodbath holdup and murder, the gold was seized, spirited away and never seen again.
Today, the gold lies hidden, probably in the mountains below the decayed ghost town of Shasta, waiting for some hardworking THer to find it.
The story began on a sunny Saturday afternoon, May 14, 1892. The Wells Fargo stage rolled out of the peaceful mining town of Weaverville on schedule, headed for Redding 50 miles away.