Ron Elliott's Books
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Arnold managed to rope in some of the most important men in the country and returned to Kentucky a rich man.
Philip Arnold, a native of Hardin County, Kentucky sought his riches in the California gold rush of 1849. He did make some money and, more importantly, got to know and gained the trust of some of San Francisco "money men." So when he showed up on a foggy night in 1870, the investors were not suspicious, only curious, concerning the buckskin pouch concealed beneath his coat.
American El Dorado
The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872