One mystery of the legendary Lost Dutchman gold mine has been solved. The remains found in late November in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix have been identified as those of Jesse Capen, "the gentle giant" who'd worked as a night bellman at the downtown Sheraton for almost a dozen years, a ... More >>
At the downtown Sheraton, where he worked as a bellhop, they called Jesse Capen "the gentle giant." And he had a big dream -- to find the Lost Dutchman Mine in the Superstition Mountains. But after Capen disappeared in the area east of Phoenix three years ago, he became part of the legend.
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