The Lost Cabin Gold Mine of the Steamboat Mountains… Could it also be one in the same?

 

This tale represents the many that may have stumbled upon the lost cabin thinking it a hunter’s shack or realizing what they found but could not locate again, as the thick and lush Oregon hills seem to hides their treasures well.
In 1870, Constantine Magruder and Dr. Lee, a store keeper and Physician in central point Oregon, were deer hunting in southern Oregon’s upper Applegate River. Deep in the mountains of Jacksonville County, roaming the gulches of the Steamboat Mountains, they found their first location to be dry and noisy, so they moved.  The second day, they split up…

The third day, Magruder was riding through some heavily forested hills, and came upon a partly fallen in cabin. Here, he found a miner picks and pan close to the door with a few nuggets laying in its bottom witch surely he promptly pocketed.  He headed back to camp were Dr. Lee was. The trip back to camp was further then he remembered. Finally reaching camp, he told Dr. Lee of his finds and showed him the nuggets. The two men decided to head back to Central Point to resupply, and then return back to the newly found cabin. When reaching Central Point they told Bill Hays, a Blacksmith from rock point stage station, about their find. The man became very excited as he told the men that “it sounds as if you found the Lost Cabin Mine”. The men set out again to find their cabin, with dreams of riches in mind. But after finally locating their camp, the hunter became confused as to where he found the cabin. With great despair, the two hunters could not again, locate their cabin. The men continued to search for the treasure they had found and then lost so quickly. In 1875, the men finally gave up, never again finding the Lost Cabin.
Many men have searched and some supposedly located That elusive lost Cabin Mine, yet to this day, it remains undiscovered…… Well, that is, until now…