Pirate's Lost Silver on the Colorado River

By Vicki Huntington Hooper
From page 48 of the April, 2011 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2011 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved

Eldorado Canyon is located at the mouth of the Colorado River, only 20 miles from the hustle and bustle of Nevada’s sin city, Las Vegas.In the 1860’s, the canyon was the site of the largest mining boom in Nevada history and, by the 1880’s, more men lived in Eldorado Canyon than all of the Las Vegas Valley.Simply, man per man, mile per mile, Eldorado has a wider range of historical events than anywhere in the Wild West!Steamboats were one of the main forms of transport on the Colorado River and they made Eldorado one of their regular stopping places for over 40 years.One steamer, named the Gila, that was piloted by Captain Jack Mellon, had a distinction of being able to carry more tons of cargo than any other steamboat on the Colorado river; because of that, it
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