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Jack San Felice: Lost El Dorado of Jacob Waltz


Welcome to the 2024 “Legends and Lore of the Superstitions and More,” our annual free lecture series which runs every Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater during the winter and early spring seasons at our museum.

March 28, 2024
Jack San Felice: Lost El Dorado of Jacob Waltz

Jack’s lecture is based on more than 25 years of research and diligently searching Arizona’s Superstition Mountains for the world famous Lost Dutchman Mine. His research runs contrary to the tale of the mine being in the western Superstitions near Weaver’s Needle. He relies on factual and scientific evidence to aid in the search for precious metals and the illusive mine. Jack has been an avid hiker, horseback rider, four-wheeler, and serious researcher of the Superstition Mountains and nearby areas for over 28 years.  He is the author of the When Silver was King, Superstition Cowboys, Lost El Dorado of Jacob Waltz,  Lore of the Superstitions, and numerous short stories. He also has lectured in central Arizona for more than  25 years on local history, including tales of the Superstition Mountains.  Jack is a longtime member of the museum and lives with his wife Winnie in Mesa, Arizona.

  • March 28, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • Bring your own lawn chair;
  • Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen;
  • Please, no smoking;
  • Please don’t leave your dog in vehicle;
  • Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all of the proceeds going to the museum for continuing educational programs;
  • Come early and have lunch on the grounds. Food will be available for purchase.