Search for the Legendary Sierra Azul
June 2001 by Robert P. EzzoOne of the most unique mining stories to derive from the days of the Spanish conquest of the Southwest is the legendary story of the Sierra Azul, or “Blue Mountain” of Arizona. The first reports of what some historians maintain is nothing more than mere myth, came in the middle of the seventeenth century, and it survived as a frontier tradition into the nineteenth century.
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