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PROSPECTOR ED SCHIEFFELIN.
In Arizona's Apache territory, he settled in with the
army at Camp Huachuca. Nearly every
day he went off into the hills alone, prospecting for gold.
"The only thing you'll find is your
tombstone," the soldiers warned him.

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Schieffelin had the last laugh. At
a site he named the Tombstone Lode,he
found millions of dollars in silver and,
according to legend, gave the Arizona town
its name.

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With his fortune he bought property in
California, including an orange grove for his parents.
He married, spent his money freely, but never
gave up on
his quest for gold.

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When Sheriff Alex Orme had heard that his
old boyhood mining companion hadn't returned for
supplies, he had a feeling something was wrong,
perhaps a broken leg, but nothing like this.
He had apparently died of natural causes at age 49.
Biscuits that had been cooking
in his now-cold oven were black,
Schieffelin's $450 gold watch that chimed on
the quarter-hour still was in his pocket, and
there was no sign of a struggle

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Under the body, Orme found a mortar.
When Schieffelin died, he had been grinding
down ore, and at the bottom of the mortar was
a fine powder,
flecked with what looked like gold.

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On the table inside the cabin, Orme found a few
tobacco cans filled with the same powder and,
Schieffelin's diary.

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PROSPECTOR ED SCHIEFFELIN.
In his will, he asked that he be
buried "in the garb of a prospector,
my old pick and canteen with me, on top of
the granite hills about
three miles westerly from the
city of Tombstone.

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PROSPECTOR ED SCHIEFFELIN.
Schieffelin's body was moved to Arizona and now rests under a 25-foot-tall monument of rocks stacked in the form of a prospector's claim marker, not far from his original silver strike.

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Rare photo of Ed Schieffelin's Sister.

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