About Scrapbook Eleven
Forrest Fenn occasionally shares favorite memories, moments, and reminisces with Dal Neitzel through these scrapbooks who then shares them with the rest of the Fenn treasure hunting community. While Forrest has said they do not specifically contain clues related to Fenn’s treasure, they give us insight into his life, thoughts, and memories which have all helped define who he is and what is important to him.
In scrapbook number eleven, Forrest shares a picture of the old U.S. Army wagon from the 1880s in the middle of the Santa Fe Trail which runs through his property. What a great resting place for a neat piece of history.
From Forrest Fenn
This 1880 Army ammunition wagon stands guard in the middle of the Santa fe Trail that started 900 miles east at Independence, Missouri and stopped at the La Fonda Hotel in downtown Santa fe. The historic wooden relic may have been one of the thousands whose iron wheels dug deep ruts in the trail that is less than 20 feet from the library in Forrest’s home.
Because of the proximity to the Santa Fe Trail, Forrest Fenn has said the property his house sits on is of historical merit and significance and cannot be subdivided.– Forrest Fenn
Interesting Details About Fenn’s Scrapbook #11
Forrest Fenn and The Army Wagon
Forrest Fenn sure does like this old Army ammunition wagon. There are numerous pictures of him with the wagon around (Google search “Forrest Fenn Army Wagon”). The picture above of Forrest Fenn with the Army wagon is found on the back cover of his book, too far to walk. It is also a really cool fact that this wagon used to rumble up and down the Santa Fe Trail and now rests so closely by the wagon ruts it used to travel upon.
About Forrest Fenn
Forrest Fenn is the writer of these scrapbooks. He sends them to Dal Neitzel for sharing and posting. Forrest hid a treasure chest full of gold somewhere in the Rocky Mountains and dared anyone willing and brave enough to come look for it. You can learn more about the Fenn’s treasure hunt here: How to Find Fenn’s Treasure.