In the late 19th century, one man attempted to prove to the United States Government that he was the rightful heir to about 12 million acres of prime land in the Arizona Territory. His name was James Reavis and he spent years forging the proper paperwork to show that he was the Baron of Arizona. This is his story. We also talk Pet Rock and the Illuminati.
Show notes and links:
- Pet Rock (en.wikipedia.org).
- Danny DeVito is the Antichrist in “Steal My Girl” (youtube.com).
- The Baron of Arizona (miningswindles.com).
- The Baron of Arizona (wesclark.com).
- James Reavis (en.wikipedia.org).
- Jan Cleere Interview (chronicleoftheoldwest.com).
- Outlaw Tales of Arizona: True Stories of Arizona’s Most Famous Robbers, Rustlers, and Bandits by Jan Cleere — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists (goodreads.com).
- Mysteries and Legends of Arizona: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained by Sam Lowe — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists (goodreads.com).