Embedded in Arizona is a history rife with facts, folklore and fantasy.
The Wild West was alive long before statehood, and that allure of lawlessness, fame and fortune birthed romantic tall-tales that have survived the test of time. Maricopa is no stranger to lore. An Internet search for historic sites has led many down a dirt path and up a rigorous hike into the Sierra Estrella to test the legend of a “lost Spanish mine.”

Filmed by Mason Callejas for InMaricopa (2018), all rights reserved.

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