It was the 1860’s before Jacob Waltz was ever known as the famous Dutchman of “Lost Dutchman’s” fame. When the young prospector followed his golden Odyssey toward Arizona, he had no way of knowing that decision would lead to the discovery of more gold in the Superstition Mountains than any single lone miner ever found. Thugs, thieves and outlaws were a constant threat for him. They would follow him into the mountains attempting to locate his gold mine. Jacob would always out-fox them and was able to keep the exact location of the mine safe. On one occasion, two outlaws were successful in finding him on his way from the mine back to the city. They beat him almost to death and stole his gold and left him for dead. The next day the travels of an old west contemporary called “The Colonel” brought him into Jacob’s path. The Colonel was able to feed and water Jacob and get him back to health. The two became best friends overnight.