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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Roman Vaults in the Uinta Mountains?


Originally Posted January 2018

 


 

Antonio de Espejo 1584

Utah's Earliest Documented Spanish Explorer,

 

A Small piece of the map 

Antonio (Hurtado de Mendoza?) de Espejo was born in  Cordoba, Espana in the year of 1540. It is believed but not verified that at the age of 31, Antonio, his wife, two sons and his brother migrated to the Americas. Antonio was a wealthy man, (whether obtained prior to coming to the Americas or after is currently unknown), he and his brother became ranchers living at the northern frontier of Mexico of the day. Circumstances unknown, he and his brother were accused of murder in 1581, his brother was arrested and Antonio fled to the Northern most outpost of Mexico at Santa Barbara Chihuahua, he is known for financing an expedition for the in part purpose of rediscovery of the Cities of Cibola reported 40 years earlier by Friar Marcos de Niza. It is said that after his famous expedition of 1582-83, Antonio was traveling back to Spain and while in Cuba he had died in 1585. (The Forgoing is according to the academics, yet no source is given) Now I am going to tell you the likely truth of it, based on new evidence and evidences intertwined with some common sense and what may be considered conjecture, but not really any different than the method in which the academic sources have used.

Antonio de Espejo born in Spain presumably to a wealthy family, having come from a wealthy family it is without doubt he and his brother with families came to the Americas without issue but clearly was a matter of choice for some purpose other than becoming cattle ranchers in the unknown wild or soldiers of fortune in such a hostile place. It is my estimation that something else swayed the two brother to come to the Americas and this is likely due to information passed down through his family regarding some place in the Americas and visited long ago by the ancestors of Antonio. In short he was coming to the Americas to claim his patrimony left to his family and likely documentation of this kept in the family’s possession since the days of the Explorations of the people of Septimania, Castilian's, Welsh Kings or the Holy Roman Empire from 775 AD to about 1050 AD.

In 1581 some event involving a ranch hand occurred in which Antonio and his brother were accused of murder, there is no record as of yet as to what this was all about, but it is said his brother was arrested and Antonio fled North the outer most outpost of New Spain at the time being Santa Barbara in Chihuahua. If this accusation were true, why would Antonio rather than lie low somewhere, begin writing letters to the King of Spain in an attempt to establish a colony or Land Grant in the Northerly most parts of the most hostile regions of New MexicoNew Mexico at the time included parts of Texas Arizona, and Utah. Why would this wealthy man for some unknown reason put his wealth on the line by voluntarily financing the expedition into the virtually unknown having only been visited 40 years prior by Coronado and Friar Marcos de Niza. It is said that the expedition was for the purpose of discovering what had happened to some friars who were left in New Mexico. From the translators record it is said:

WHILE the viceroy was discussing an expedition to New Mexico, more effective measures were being taken by the Franciscan order and a private citizen. On learning through the returning soldiers that the friars who went with Chamuscado had been left alone in New Mexico, the Franciscans feared for the safety of their brethren and at once considered the organization of a rescue party. To lead it, Fray Bernaldino Beltran, of the monastery of Durango, volunteered. Hearing of the project, Antonio de Espejo, a wealthy citizen of Mexico, who was in Nueva Vizcaya at the time, offered to equip and lead some soldiers as an escort, and to pay the expenses of Father Beltran.

Through the efforts of the friar a license was secured from Captain Juan Ontiveras, alcalde mayor of Cuatro Cienegas, a settlement seventy leagues east of Santa Barbara, then in Nueva Vizcaya, but now in Coahuila.

 


Now understanding that by embarking upon an expedition of any kind without license could get you arrested or killed simply because it was considered as trespass on property claimed for the crown, it is clear to me that Espejo took advantage of this opportunity bypassing the process of obtaining a license himself, especially with an open accusation of him as a murderer. Espejo was on a quest, what was it he was looking for? Clearly throughout the narrative of Espejo his attention is not on the presumed “missing” friars, as you read through his narrative it is clear he is looking for previous occupation of Castilian. At every opportunity he was setting off further and further from the objective. I have noticed this constant making notation of Castilian Grapes, Castilian Onions, Walnuts Etc.. and such not only in Espejo’s expedition narrative but by others as well, I think these people knew good and well their ancestors had been there before. 

Espejo even after reaching the “avowed purpose of the expedition” learning of the demise of the friars, pushed even further, at this point the majority were ready to return to Nueva Vizcaya. From the transcribers of the report of the Viceroy to the King we find…

After reaching  “the borders of the province of the Tiguas, and learned that Fathers Lopez and Rodriguez had been killed at Puaray.

The avowed purpose of the expedition had now been accomplished, but Espejo, seconded by Father Beltran, decided to explore the country before returning. Going two days east with two companions, to the province of the Maguas, adjacent to the buffalo country, Espejo learned that there Father Santa Maria had been killed before Chamuscado left New Mexico.

Returning to the Tiguas, the whole party went six leagues to the Quires, and then visited Sia, fourteen leagues to the northwest, and the Emeges (Jemez), six leagues further north-west. Turning southwest, they now went to Acoma, and thence to Zuni. At this point Father Beltran and about half of the party decided to return to Nueva Vizcaya. But Espejo and nine companions set out northward in search of a lake of gold said to be in that direction. He did not find the lake, but he visited the province of Mohoce (Moqui), and was given there a present of four thousand cotton blankets (mantas). Sending these back to Zuni by five men, with the remaining four Espejo went west in search of mines of which he had heard. After travelling forty-five leagues he found them in western Arizona, and secured rich ores. Returning to Zuni by a shorter and better route, he found Father Beltran and his companions still there.

His party being increased by another of Espejo's men, Fray Beltran now returned to San Bartolome; but Espejo, bent on further explorations, turned east again and ascended the Rio Grande to the Quires. Going east from there Six leagues, he visited the Ubates, and found mineral prospects near by. One day from the Ubates he visited the Tanos pueblos, who would neither admit him nor give him food. In view of this hostility and of the smallness of his party, Espejo now set out for home, but by a different route” 

It is said that Espejo did not find the lake, and I would agree, as it had been gone for at least 700 years, but how did he know that? however I am certain that Espejo having been one of the first Europeans to return to this area since the days of his ancestors, could see plainly the evidence of the lake he sought after, evidence that was much more obvious 480 years ago and is still visible today though more so obscured, yet evidence of which today is drowned in an extremely flawed dating system so that you would not consider...

 

This is NOT Utah lake, nor is it the Great Salt Lake,

It is Lake Copala as known by the Spanish or Lake Uinta as it is called by the Academics. How did this 33 million year old lake end up on so many old Spanish Maps?


SEE:Finding the Legendary Lake Copala

 

I personally don’t think Espejo went west for 45 leagues as he said he did, had he done so there is no doubt he would have mentioned the Grand Canyon which he no doubt would have encountered. I am certain he did however head North in search of the Lake of Gold, [Copala] and those 45 leagues along with other time spent, was also looking North. I think Espejo and the 4 men knew exactly what they were looking for, I would wager Espejo had with him documents handed down from his ancestors and he wasn’t going back until he knew he had found the place verifying the documents. The events that occur after they finally returned, shows he found something while gallivanting around which set him up for his next expedition of which would seem there is no record, except one… 

Apparently Espejo continues "seeking establishing a colony" in the North by Land Grant, which I am sure was a facade, it is uncertain as to the whether the King responded to his letters but it would be my guess according to later documentation that he either got that permission in 1584 or he just went anyway, but apparently this slipped past the historians and reasonably so, but based on what information would they say he was heading back to Spain and died in Cuba in 1585? I have not found it...

 


Antonio de Espejo was off again, and this time it would be 4 years before his return, or at least that was the plan, but I don’t think that worked out so well because apparently no one told the story, as it would seem it was easier to have him die in Cuba. In this expedition there is no record of who went with him, we only know that he did go… and where he went.

If you were to read Antonio’s narrative, and those of the earliest expeditions known, you will notice that not only do they continuously point out finding Castilian this and Castilian that, but they always make reference to mines they had heard about, never do the documents say they set out to “Establish” or create mines, it is always a reference to what apparently were existing mines, whose mines? Were these mines of the indigenous? Or mines of the predecessors from 500 years prior? Why all the references to apparently former Castilian s?

Now as you may or may not know, many of the projects in which I work on, have what I call an originator, this is the person who brought me the story or the document, because of this, I cannot disclose the nitty gritty details, as the originator is my friend and colleague, and to be honest, I don’t think he agrees with me on this and that’s ok. My reasons for writing about this particular incident is that even if we cannot verify the things indicated on the document, it is still considered the best and earliest evidence we have of Spanish expeditions into the Uinta mountains, and if we can pull all the other implications together from other sources or find one of the sites indicated on the map, we could also prove even earlier occupation of those who preceded the Spanish at one time of 775 AD to 1050 AD and quite possibly a much earlier migration occurring at 100 BC.


 

According to the originator of this document, it was given to him after getting to know a co-worker who was Apache, possible Apache/Navajo, he told him that this map with others, was taken from the Spaniards that his grandfathers had killed long ago near the four corners area. As it would seem, Espejo’s expedition of 1584 to 1588 ended somewhere on their return trip to Mexico, Unfortunately Antonio de Espejo and his men, never made it back, Antonio without a doubt did not die in Cuba and likely died the same year in which his map was dated. I personally don’t have any question as to the correct analysis of the map bearing Antonio de Espejo’s signature as I trusted it to one of the sharpest of individuals I know with a great knowledge of the Uinta Geography. Upon this map which is a "Land Grant area" which I am certain he intended to acquire, which covers some 144,000 acres in a most interesting place in the Uintas. There are 15 Mines, two of which are specifically marked as “Castilian”, 3 other things marked on the map are presumed armor cache sites, and 2 presumed vaults. Was this area a patrimony once occupied by his ancestors? 

I feel this is one of the most important projects that we have pertaining to early Utah history as it shows a history that has been unknown, ignored and suppressed. I intend to start again at the beginning, going over and recreating all the work that has already been done regarding this map, because simple details are often overlooked, we have found certain landmarks, corroborating stories and maps, that all validate not only the map but its authenticity. The research on this map/and the story behind it is extensive, even those who have been involved have not seen the half of the countless hours that has been put into this project. The project has reached the point of serious consideration and I feel warrants going over the entire project again, from the very beginning.  

I am looking for a few rare types of individuals to assist, who can legitimately dedicate the time to evaluate this project tracing over the steps I have already taken, I promise you, you will be overwhelmed yet fascinated by what has actually has taken place already. This is not for the casual researcher or treasure hunter, you need time, the ability to go near at the drop of a hat, a computer, not cell phone, advanced photo programs and advance experience with Google Earth, USGS Maps etc… and to provide financial support. 

The prize at the end? Well… the knowledge of it brought to the public, however lets not kid ourselves… Are we to believe that Antonio and his crew are responsible for 15 mines, 3 Armor Caches, and two vaults, one of which indicates that something was left behind, and all in 4 years?… What did Antonio find? What was he carrying back to Mexico when he met his end? Are the notations on the map Antonio’s? his ancestors from the Roman era? Or a combination? What exactly remains in the vault indicating contents? Can you imagine being a part of revealing to the world that Romans were in the Uinta Mountains 500 years prior to Columbus, let alone that Antonio was there in 1584-88 long before Escalante? 

So far, the lakes and drainages and the map have been verified, some side drainages are still in question, both Vault locations are known but have not been verified, one has a second possibility, rumor has it that it is an old Spanish Mine. 5 of the 15 mines indicated on map have been identified and certain land marks identified. One presumed Armor cache locations found some years ago, was described as a hole in the ground noticed by a Native surveyor as he was surveying for a fence, in looking down in the hole he described it as being full of old Spanish looking armor, small logs were placed over the hole and rocks piled on top of it.

There is so much more I wish I could show and tell, however this is without a doubt one of the most important projects I have been a part of, the evidence is profound. The primary technology that would accelerate this project is a Magnetometer, preferably on a drone.


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Friday, September 23, 2022

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Jesse and Frank James, Outlaws and their Alias

 


Jesse W. and Sylvester Franklin James 1895-6

As each day passes here in America, we see more and more of how history has been changed/is being changed, and twisted to fit some agenda of a pre conceived narrative. We discover many things that just isn’t what we were taught, the events of past wars, political narratives, archaeology, anthropology, science and discovery of America.  I’m not talking about conspiracy theory; I’m talking about blatant evidences that show that what has been recorded as truth simply is not the truth at all. Have we ever been taught that President Lincoln was the first president to commit treason against the free Republic? And Why Not? Instead we give him a huge statute in Washington and praise him as the greatest president ever…  Have we ever been taught the true nature of atrocities committed against the Indigenous of this land all done in the name of God using the term “Manifest Destiny?” What ever would we have done without Smithsonian to dictate to us what is true and what isn’t? is this where the concept of “Fact Checking” came from? 

During the days of the civil war and long after, it was common play to change ones name, all they had to do was decide what to be called, create their own family ties and then live by it. Certain men with motive changed their names like some changed their underwear, once a month or once a year.

It was difficult enough to know and stick to what was truly happening without trying to remember faces you might see once in your lifetime  or maybe a few times per year, we didn’t have google to access the many photos available today, in fact cameras were in their infancy and photos of each individual was a rarity. It is remarkable that we even have as many photos from the 1800’s that we do have. 

The only way anyone could positively identify someone in the 1800’s was if you knew them personally and interacted with them on a regular basis. I remember the faces of my school mates even after 45 years, but it is because I seen and interacted with them 5 days a week for 12 years. 

Facial recognition was the only thing we had in them trying times of the civil war or the testimony of someone who knew them well. This disadvantage to some was an extreme advantage to others. Once a familiarity of ones face is established a testimony of their “opinion” develops merit and becomes worthy of consideration, but consideration of that opinion depends on motive of that individual and or ability. 

I have found that there are some whom even if you took a line up of someone’s valid photos throughout their life, and put it in front of them, they would discount some of the photos as not being authentic and the reverse we have those who have no idea what Jesse WOODSEN James looks like except for a purported photo which no one seems to know the origin of… and it is used as a standard, even in encyclopedias of the past and used frequently by our wonderful WIKI and academic sources. And then there are those who without any familiarity having only WIKI to rely on, can put Jesse’s face on any old tintype they buy from Ebay. Some have it and some don’t…. With this said, my abilities should be considered just as I have written above. Moving on…..

There are many individuals of historic importance that has a past to hide and have taken advantage of the obscurity mentioned, people whom you would not think but perhaps we will come back to them. Today I want to tell of a curious individual that some or not many of you have never heard of, Captain Harrison Trow. Below is 5 verified images of the man who called himself Captain Harrison Trow whose history seems to begin in 1882 when he mysteriously just happen to be in the neighborhood on orders from Governor Crittenden and identified the body of Jesse WOODSEN James and the history ends with his purported death in 1925. I’d bet big money if the grave was exhumed, you would find an empty coffin or some poor schmuck inside who was going to spill the beans or some rat who deserved to die to fill the coffin. 

The first hint of Harrison Trow appears in 1860 Census showing he was 19 and working as a farm hand owned by George Hudspeth in Fort Osage Missouri. Was this the real Harrison Trow of which no record of birth or christening is found? Or is it the first time the name was used as an alias? Next he appears in 1866 in a marriage record, marrying Missouri Ann Jesse. (Myra Bell Shirley) Also in 1880 Census he is shown as living in Missouri living with Missouri Ann listed as a Laborer and Farmer. There is no known birth or Christening records for Harrison or Missouri Ann, but this was common. 


Jim Reed aka Harrison Trow aka Jesse W. James 
and Myra Bell aka Missouri Ann

Now before I get rolling here too much I must admit that much of my information comes from my efforts to prove or disprove the book called Jesse James was One of his Names, nick named, the Black Book, and evidences gathered over the years. 

It is well known that in 1860 Jesse was just 16 years old, wiki birth year is incorrect. Jesse was belly aching to get into the impending wars like his two older brothers, John and Frank and his Father George S James. Jesse was always told he was too young. My personal belief which was not pulled out of my backside is that the name Harrison was used as early as 1860 by Jesse or Frank, Frank also found in 1860 Census not a few miles from where Harrison’s name shows up, but no sign of Jesse? But was it Alexander Franklin, Zerelda’s son? Or was it Jesse WOODSON James’s brother Sylvestre Franklin James son of Molly Dalton? My guess is Jesse was using the name Harrison, but in the census he list himself as being 19 where in he is only 16. 

Harrison again shows up in a marriage record in 1866, by this time Jesse is a very wanted man at the age of 22. There are many stories of Jesse’s marriage to Myra Belle Shirley, in this case she was using the name Missouri Ann Jesse of which she used for the rest of her life, Jesse used the primary alias of Captain Harrison Trow much of the time and was a primary alias along with William A. Clark. Many other alias’s were used in different situation through out the years. 

In 1882 Captain Harrison Trow just happen to be in the neighborhood of where Jesse was supposedly shot and killed by Bob Ford. He said he was sent by Governor Crittenden who was some 250 miles away, how did he get the message to Harrison which enabled him to arrive in the scene 15 minutes before the sheriff located 1 hour away? Harrison Trow went down in history as the man who identified the body of Jesse Woodson James, and he would know right? After all he rode with him in Quantrill’s Raiders. There was no better man to identify Jesse, because he was Jesse. This is the story that is told in the Black Book but is it true? Well… I knew if I could find a photo of Harrison, he would no doubt look just like Jesse, but which of the many photos was Jesse? 

I have already demonstrated comparisons of various Jesse Photos in previous articles leaving me with no doubt that they are in fact Jesse WOODSON James, however some may see it differently. In order to get more familiar with the true face of Jesse the following choices are of my opinion are authentic. 

Of all the photos circulating today that is supposedly Jesse WOODSON James, these are among the only ones who I have verified is Jesse.

 


But what about photo comparison of known photos of Harrison Trow and Jesse W James?

 

Captain Harrison Trow

Below is a Charcoal drawing done by Anna Lee Dillenbeck who was very much known for her work in creating charcoals of Quantrills Raiders, She was clearly a friend of the families and lived in the same towns as Jesse and others. She was known for making many of her drawing from photographs and although I suspect a photo exists of the following, one has not yet been found. However knowing if I could find a photo of Harrison, I knew it would be the splitting image of Jesse due to the story in the black book, where in he is said to have left the murder scene for a bout 15 minutes and returned as the “elegant Captain Harrison Trow” Using a point dot process for alignment, these two photos of Charcoal drawing of Harrison on the left and Jesse on the right from near the same time frame are compared, you decide.


   Captain Harrison Trow            Jesse Woodson James

 

The Charcoal photo on the right is used to overlay the photo on the left and the opacity increased each photo.

 And now using the same photo on the left, I compared to an older known photograph of Harrison Trow using the same point dot alignment.

 

Jesse on the left and Captain Harrison Trow on the right

 

In 1925 on February 24th, the alias of Captain Harrison Trow came to an end when Jesse again killed himself off and 8 days later he killed off his other primary alias William Andrews Clark on March 2nd. 

Jesse spent 25 years of his life in Hereford Texas, with him was his one true love, Myra Belle Shirley still using the name of Missouri Ann Jesse. Also during those years were 4 of Jesse and Myra Belle’s children, along with his Mother (Molly Dalton) and Father (George S James). DO NOT fall for and confuse Bell Starr with Myra Belle, they are two different people and Jesse was never married to Bell Starr or Zerelda Mimms. 

As far as any of us know, after Jesse killed off the alias Harrison Trow, and assumed the name of J. Frank Dalton. I’m sure there are many details during this time we are unaware. According to certain genealogy sites Missouri Ann died in 1928 but did she die? I see no way of finding out unless some family member comes forward. During these years of research and contacting Jesse’s descendants, the best I have found is a family that were told they were decent, but half the family wants nothing to do with being related to a Confederate cold blooded killer, the other half is fascinated by it… Let’s now take a look at a comparison of a known proven photo of Harrison Trow and a known photo of J. Frank Dalton. Notice the smooth transition of these photos as in the previous comparisons.

 

Harrison Trow on the left in 1920 and J. Frank Dalton near 1948

 

I don’t know about you but it leaves me wanting to not only further investigate the Black Book, but to learn more about Captain Harrison Trow and the years between 1900 when he arrived in Hereford to the end of the alias in 1925.

Other Figures of the past with alias’s.  Judge Isaac Charles Parker

There are many other historic figures of the past whom you would not believe their hidden past. And although this is not proven by any means anymore than what I have just presented to you… I have plenty of cause which compels me to believe it.

 

 

Judge Isaac Charles Parker

“The Hanging Judge” 


Judge Parker was actually John Younger of the Younger Gang, the brother of deadly Cole Younger.

 

In 1874 it was reported that John was killed in some shooting in Managaw Springs Missouri but John wasn’t even there. Jesse said,

 

"Legally dead, John changed his name to Parker, got religion and went up to Ohio and became a Republican. Despite his pious courtroom appearance and Bible-pounding antics, the Judge remained a crook at heart. I can give you a list of a dozen oldtime bandits who saved their necks by paying tribute to Judge Parker.

 

"My mother was a Dalton, an aunt of the Dalton Gang brothers and Cole and John Younger's mother was a Dalton, so I guess you'd say Judge Parker and I were kinfolk. After I pulled the St. Joseph hoax and before I was legally dead in 1889, Cole Younger and I often visited Judge Parker in Ft. Smith.”….

 

"One night, we were sitting in the Judge's living room and Parker asked, 'Jesse, do you have to wear your six-guns while you're a guest in my home?' I replied, 'You're damn right I do, Judge, just in case you forget you're John Younger and try to put a rope around my neck!'

 

Brushy Bill Roberts

Brushy Bill Roberts aka Olie L Roberts

AKA Billie the Kid in about 1948 

The current famous photo of Billy the kid is no way now how Billy.

 

 

Sundance Kid

Most of you have seen this character before and likely know him as the Sundance Kid, aka Harry Longabaugh which was an alias itself. His real name is Grat Dalton of the Dalton Gang, Jesse’s cousin.

 

Known photos of Sundance are the two right photos, 1st photo is “supposed” to be Grat Dalton, the second photo is suspect of Sundance taken from a photo posing with Jesse James and Sylvester Franklin James and one other unknown.

 

Grat Dalton along with his brothers Bob, Emmett and their older brother Frank served as US Marshals for a short time. After switching gears becoming out laws, it is said that Grat and Bob were gunned down in 1892.

Once again two men were killed and mistaken for Grat and Bob. Neither person dead in the photo below is Grat or Bob.


 

Grat Dalton died under the name of Grover Shropshire outside of Cut Bank Montana, in 1963 at about 100 years of age. 

Are some of you a little concerned with the ages of some of these characters?


 

John Trammell, Old Ages


John Trammell is the tall guy at age 114. Are wondering why 3 Black men are hanging around a Confederate Colonel from the south? When Jesse met John, he knew well and good he was an escaped slave. How is this? Maybe we have been lied to as to what the Civil war was really about? 

Anyway, John Trammell lived to be 121 following is an article when studies were done in 1954 when he was 117.


 


George Strother James

Father of Jesse Woodson James and Sylvester Franklin James

 


The man who fired to first cannon shot kicking of the Civil war at Fort Sumter, it is claimed he was mortally wounded on the 14th September 1862 at Battle of South Mountain, Boonsboro, Md, at age 34. Yet here he is in 1920 with his life long wife and mother of Jesse WOODSON James, Molly Dalton, living under the names W. R. Ross and Mrs. Ross.


 

 

 

 

John Wilkes Booth

Some if not many of you might remember the name of John Wilkes Booth, the man who shot Abraham Lincoln. It is said that John was tract down and killed in 1865 after shooting the president. But once again the man survived, A double agent so to speak who played both sides of the Civil war. Booth although once a small part of the Confederate underground was under surveillance because he wasn’t trusted. Booth succumbed to  a representative of the Rothschild family, likely and highly suspect Salmon Chase under the direction of Edwin Stanton who served as secretary of war under president Lincoln. 

I don’t know who it was that was shot in the old barn, but it wasn’t John Booth. Booth lived for many years after and was living under the name of  James St. George who was an actor. In 1902 Jesse Woodson James finally dispatch the poor soul with an arsenic cocktail as he was becoming to much of a risk to the organization. The whole thing was witnessed and in a sworn statement given in 1950 of the event by William S. Lincoln a shirt tail cousin of old Abe who had been tracking Booth for some time knowing well and good he was still alive. Because of the high content of arsenic, booths body turned black and mummified within hours. His body was put on exhibition for years to come. Booths body was owned by Jeweler Jay Gould until he died in 1955, where the body is now is unknown.



 

 

Emperor Maximillion

 

Maximillion and Carlota

 

Maximillion miraculously survived a firing squad in Mexico and was brought up from Mexico to Texas and recovered, His name was changed temporarily to John Maxi. The organization arranged to have his beloved Carlota brought back from Spain having been replaced by a double, they changed their names again and lived out their lives in the States. In exchange for all the help Maximillion received from the Confederacy an Aztec treasure was revealed and received by the Confederacy, and Jesse was given much gold from Maximillion’s personal hoard. Many years after Doc Noss found a treasure at Victoria Peak in New Mexico, a list of items was revealed as to what he saw in the cavern, one of them was a chest with writing that said Carlota’s things, in side was her crown among other things.



Kaiser Wilhelm of Prussia

 

Kaiser Bill and Princess Hermine

After being sacked by Germany it is said Kaiser Bill went to the Netherlands, not so, he had many business dealings in the States and nearing his end years owned a Butcher store where in he sold his famed Blue Max Beef. Blue Max Meats is still in business today, when I called and asked for the current owner, I found that years ago when he acquired the place, his father or grandfather bought the Blue Max Meats from an old white haired German guy of which he could not remember his name. Kaiser was using the name William Kumpf.

“Princess Hermine died suddenly in 1934 and was buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in the Chicago area. Kaiser Bill died of double pneumonia in 1937 and was buried on the old Richardson Plantation in Alabama. It is rumored but not verified their children later reburied their royal parents in the cemetery at Elkins, West Virginia.”

 

Jesse Woodson James and Sylvester Franklyn James 

And who could forget Jesse and Frank?

 

 Jesse, Molly and Frank

Likely taken within a year or two after 1882

 

This picture was found in about 1940 just a few years prior to J. Frank Dalton announced he is Jesse W James, in an old cabin near bottomless lake New Mexico about 150 Miles South West of Hereford Texas where Jess lived for 25 years. In about 1946-8 the picture was brought to Jesse.



In 2021 another picture was found by what appears to be Jesse and Frank, for now I will only show a portion of the photo but at the bottom it has the name of the photographer and his studio location, after looking him up I find he was only in business in 1895 and 96. That means the photo was taken 13 to 14 years after Jesse was supposedly shot and killed.

Jesse and Frank in 1995-6

 

The grayscale photo above with Jesse and Frank and their mother was used of a point dot overlay to compare in the following photo, maybe you would see it but watch how smooth the transition is from the Sepia photo to the grayscale. It leaves no doubt in my mind. What alias they were using at the time I can only guess.