Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: P302-F1b

Description: Harry Chrisman in the Tonto Basin in Arizona

Date of origin: September 1965

Type: Print

Size: 8 1/8 x 10



[back of photo] 11-C Golden West Sep- ’65; 56 1/2 21-12; 11-C; 2 1/4″ [2 1/4″ circled with arrows on both sides and red lines] [two address stamps] Harry E. Chrisman, Lane D, Apt. 74, Bluebonnet Courts, Liberal, Kansas;
[note] Photo shows the author in the Tonto Basin area of Arizona, not far from the treasure known as the Lost Tonto Basin Bonanza. On the Arizona Treasure Map [Arizona Treasure map underlined], published by E.K. Ellis, 72 treasure sites are shown. One [insert sign]local treasure tale tells of two [insert sign]Mexican sheepherders who discovered the skeletons of seven soldiers on the north slope of Mount Ord, Arizona, in the early 1870’s. A rich gold ore was found nearby, and the sheepherders packed $30,000.00 of it to Phoenix, then returned to their homes in Old Mexico. It was presumed that the soldiers, while convoying the ore, were attacked and killed by Indians who placed no great value on the metal. Photo courtesy author. (underlined)


Miscellaneous Info.:

Harry Chrisman stands with hands on hip in front of a large cactus. There are other desert brush in the background. Chrisman has on a small cowboy hat, short-sleeved shirt and pants.

Other Info.: Photo has tape mark on left back.

Related to:

Subject: Arizona, Arizona Treasure Map, cactus, E.K. Ellis, Harry Chrisman, Lost Tonto Basin Bonanza, Mount Ord, Old Mexico, Phoenix, Tonto Basin,