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|Cerro Colorado's history includes suggestion of lost silver buried somewhere nearby. in 1855, Charles Poston organized the Sonora Exploring and Mining Company which located the claim. Then came the civil war which left the Southwest without military support making it subject to constant Indian attack. Charles Poston's brother John Poston was left in charge of operations when a Mexican foreman was caught stealing silver. John executed him as an example but Mexican outlaws didn't take it very kindly. Thereafter, the Mexican outlaws raided the town and killed John Poston and two other employees. It is rumored that the Mexican foreman hid the silver he stole and to this day it has never been found.
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