by Oren Arnold
One day in the 1880's a man dressed
as a magnificent CABALLERO rode into
Arizona and said he owned 12,000,000
rich acres, inherited as an old Spanish
land grant. The U. S. Government inves-
tigated his papers and backed up his
Forthwith he made people pay for liv-
ing on his land. One railroad paid him
$50,000, a mine paid a like amount; every
firm and individual had to pay heavy
fees to this fellow-"Baron James Addison
But one day an Arizona printer hap-
pened to see his documents of inheritance.
One paper, dated 1748, was printed in a
type not even invented until 1875!
Thus the great baron tumbled, and
went to prison. But he had already col-
lected a fortune,
made himself interna-
tionally famous, had
traveled the world
over, and owned
His bogus barony
still ranks as the
most gigantic swindle
in American history.
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