‘Lost Gold’ episode to feature town of Menard as hosts hunt for fabled silver mine – Standard-Times
SAN ANGELO — “Lost Gold,” a television series appearing on The Travel Channel, will air an episode this week filmed on location in the town of Menard, according to the show’s official website.
Last summer, members of the film crew traveled to Menard as part of their hunt for the fabled lost silver mine of Jim Bowie.
According to its official episode guide online, “Josh and Jesse head to central Texas to explore one of the legendary adventures of Jim Bowie. In 1831, Bowie set out on an expedition to find a lost silver mine but never reached his destination due to a conflict with Native Americans.”
The legend of Jim Bowie’s lost silver mine
In 2007, Standard-Times columnist Ross McSwain wrote:
Treasure hunters from all over the country have spent years and untold amounts of money seeking the lost San Saba Mine and its reported 30 or more loads of bullion that some believe legendary figure Jim Bowie found during one of his forays into western Texas.
As the story goes, the mine was first lost by Spanish explorers who had taken it away from Native Americans. Adventurer Jim Bowie, on one of his trips to the Texas Hill Country, is supposed to have learned of its whereabouts from the Native Americans. He took the directions to the mine to his grave at the Alamo. Despite hundreds of people searching and digging since then, nothing substantial has turned up to prove the mine’s existence.
When does the episode air?
- Monday, Feb. 11, at 9 p.m. Central time.
- Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 11 p.m. Central time.
“Lost Gold” on The Travel Channel
“Brothers Jesse and Josh Feldman seek out America’s most fabled missing treasures,” the show’s synopsis states:
“To unravel these more than 100-year-old mysteries, the brothers put themselves in the shoes of the people of the era. Every hunt is grounded in history as they scour the American frontier for old maps, diaries, records and locals with intimate knowledge of the area.”
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