This story about a lost beer mine ran in the local news last week.
Verne Anderson and Dick Beye were rabbit hunting north of the Highline Canal in the fall of 1950 when they opted for a little target practice, aiming their .22 rifles at a shiny object in on the bank of an arroyo.
Much to their surprise, fluid erupted – and on further investigation the fluid was found to be beer from a well-perforated can of Schlitz.
Digging into the hillside, the boys found row upon row of Schlitz beer, the cardboard containers beginning to deteriorate.
Now, a witness/co-conspirator has come forward, with two cold cans of 60-year-old Schlitz to fill in some gaps in the story. [Photo by Lynn Lickers]