The Bloody Print

February 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

In December 1916, the last ever stage robbery happened near Jarbidge, Nevada. The robber took $4000 in gold double eagle coins meant for a mining payroll from the driver, who was also carrying the mail. Only $182 of the loot turned up when the driver was found shot in the head. The mail pouch contained an envelope with a bloody hand print. That print would help convict a local drifter, Ben Kuhl, of the crime. It was the first time fingerprint evidence was admitted at trial. Kuhl died after nearly 30 years in prison, never revealing where he hid the stash of coins: it may still lie somewhere in Jarbidge Canyon.

Other tales of lost gold waiting to be found are still told in Nevada.


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