Ghost Gold of Gravelly Ford

By John Roberts
From page 20 of the July, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved


When war whoops and cries of the Shoshone band filled the air around the station, they caught Agent George Brown unaware. He struggled vainly to reach his weapons as arrows rent the air.

The Indians ransacked the place and burned the few buildings. As the sound of their war ponies' hooves grew dim, Brown moved no more. The gold he had hoarded lay undisturbed, buried near the station.

Brown's Station site is east of Beowawe, Nevada, off Highway 80 on the route of the Old California Trail. In 1857, Brown worked as an agent for A. Woodard and Company, which carried mail between Genoa and Salt Lake City. His section of the line fell near Gravelly Ford, a favorite Shoshone spot for ambushing wagon trains.


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