The dimes were transported on a wagon train carrying four to six barrels of dimes, but never made it to Phoenix and were lost somewhere along with the way.
It’s theorized that they were lost along the North Rim Black Canyon in Colorado, a high altitude mountain road.
Back then the wagons were pulled by horses and making their way through slanted gravel roads in the mountains could have easily derailed the wagons and cause them to runaway.
The canyon walls of the North Rim were near vertical. Although these offered some of the nicest views, it also acted as a dangerous route.
For many years, no one knew exactly what happened to the wagon train. Some suggested the dimes had been stolen while others concluded the drivers lost control and the wagon fell off one of the many edges, crashing to the canyon floor below.
The drivers were never seen again either which supports the theory of the wagons crashing and falling.
Later in the 1900s, a group of treasure hunters were out along the trail and found the remains of four wagons. Assuming they had found the missing dimes, they increased their search.
Ultimately, they uncovered several gallons of dimes along the Gunnison River. The rest have never been recovered to this day and are said to still be out there somewhere.
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