A wagonload of gold, which was stolen from the northern mines by the Mexican outlaw Joaquin Murrieta, was being driven along the clay hills east of the old stage station at Carrizo, California, by members of his gang when it was ambushed by Indians. Legend says that the gold and other items were stashed by the Indians in an old burial cave under the projecting rock of a ledge.
Lost Treasure at Adams Point
There is an old legend that a couple of bandits buried a cache of loot in 1893 at Adams Point on Lake Merritt. One of the bandits was killed. The other was arrested and sent to prison where he later died. The cache has never been recovered.