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    https://apireloaded.wordpress.com/

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    Dalton Gardens, Idaho
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    Writing, researching, photography, family history, hiking, bike riding, the paranormal. I spent 5 years running a professional paranormal investigations team while living in the UK with my British husband... https://apireloaded.wordpress.com/. We were the first team to conduct an official investigation of a former prisoner of war camp in the UK.
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  1. How are you liking Idaho? Miss California? How does the husband like it there? 

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  3. Very cool video! I would guess that the cabin was built between 1915 to around 1925. The rock building was most likely used for cold storage. The very small windows kind of rules it out as an original living space.
  4. I can't tell you the exact location, but if you ever want to explore the property I can secure permission for you. I have exclusive access, even though I now live in North Idaho. My Simi Valley/Chatsworth investigations team are still running and I send them there for more investigations You must live in Chatsworth or Canoga Park area then
  5. The Knapp family were (and are) pretty private people, so very little was ever published publicly. The wandering horse was eventually captured and brought to the ranch in Chatsworth, and the horse is actually buried there. I have a photo of the grave. The Forest Service did have the ranch property but I believe descendants have now managed to reclaim ownership of some of the property.
  6. Some links on the Frank Knapp ranch in Angeles NF. Not all information in the interviews is correct, but close enough as it's just minor mistakes, such as the year the Knapp family immigrated. https://scvhistory.com/scvhistory/tlp_lat042583.htm https://thediggings.com/owners/1050399 https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gec-earth-browsing/C21sZ19VmLY http://www.lagoldmines.com/index.php?page=356299.txt http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/treasure-legends/234011-californias-lost-padre-mine-found-again-1927-a.html
  7. I am going to post private notes from my team's private group. This info. was suppressed from the public on team blog. Frank Knapp, Sr., father of Joseph who built the ranch, was a defrocked Catholic priest, who had formed a relationship with and impregnated, a young nun back in his native Switzerland/Austria. I mention both countries because Frank and his wife provide both of these on different census records, probably because the area they were born in was at one time a part of the Austria-Hungarian empire. Any way, Frank went on to marry, but according to family history, NOT to the nun. Some question whether Frank, Jr., was the son of Frank, Sr. and the nun. I will be researching further in to this, to see what evidence comes up. Sometime after the birth of Frank, Jr. the family immigrated to the United States, where they became a prominent family in the Chatsworth/Canoga Park area. Here is a photo of Frank, Sr., in his native country. Anna SWAIN Gallow, the original homesteader, was married to a Joseph. For some reason they did not divorce and spent the majority of their marriage living apart, in different states or counties. They had no children. They did raise Anna's nephew, Frank L. Barrows, who appears to have been orphaned by age 2 years. The last resident owner of the property was Virginia Maroney, who was the live-in lover of Joseph Knapp. The main house was built in 1940 by Joseph Knapp for himself and his wife, Ida Elenor SMITH, daughter of Harvey Sylvester SMITH & Soledad Catarina “Sallie” SEPULVEDA. Not long after the marriage Ida left the marital home. They had no children and never divorced. Ida died in 1999. This piece regarding paranormal investigation.... Regarding "Ghost Ranch"... This property has been known by a number of names, with one of the earliest being El Escorpion Ranch. It has been called "Knapp Ranch" and "Quail Run Ranch." I asked Michael Hanna to focus in on the name that Anna called it, something he had no way of finding out. I only found it after hours and hours of researching through old copies of a long-forgotten local newspaper. Michael kept coming up with descriptions having to do with the sky, and based on what Anna named her mountain hide-away, I have to say he was pretty damn close! This is a quote from the old newspaper... "9 March 1917, the Owensmouth Gazette reveals the original name of the ranch, as Annie called it.... the Eyrie. I quote: “Mrs. Gallow invites all the people of Owensmouth and vicinity to join in a picnic at her mountain home, the Eyrie, on Saturday, March 10. Arrangements will be made to have wagons at the foot of the mountain to carry those who are unable to walk up the trail.”" She named it "The Eyrie" after a high place or eagle's nest. In this photo, the man on the right is "Edwin "Eddie" Knapp, on of Frank, who owned the property you came across, Steve. Also, a .pdf with further information about Frank Knapp and the property you explored. Knapp Ranch Research.pdf
  8. Steve, or anyone else, if you want to know more about this Knapp family feel welcome to read at my team site..... https://apireloaded.wordpress.com/category/locations/california/ghost-ranch/page/1/
  9. Yep. This Frank Knapp was the brother of Joseph, who owned Quail Run Ranch, aka Ghost Ranch. At one time Joseph was part owner of the gold mine at Frank's ranch.
  10. Whoa! You found the old mine??? Actually, descendants of the Knapp family still own this property. And yes, they do still work the mine once in a while.
  11. I'm actually an expert on the Knapp family. I've been doing extensive research on them and another of their properties for a number of years. Big Sky. My hometown
  12. Great to see you back, Bob! I hope you and your family are able to continue having wonderful adventures. What an excellent education for the kids as well. Sorry I have also been away for so long. Like you, life got in the way and took over like a steamroller. I believe I can provide you with that Plan B for future revenue if you want to write books about what you are exploring and finding, and maybe about your story of giving up everything for a life on the road. My publishers are looking for more of this content. Oh, and apologies for removing a lot of my photos. My publisher required it since they are being included in some of my books. Nothing against your forum
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