In 1942, author and songwriter Barry Storm drifted into town. Stories of the Lost Dutchman captured his imagination. Barry rented a cabin and wrote a successful book. Publishing had to wait due to the town being wiped out by a flood in 1943. Because of this, Barry moved into a cave above town. His book entitled, “Thunder God’s Gold” was published in 1946. Movie rights were soon sold to Columbia Pictures. Barry revised the book and Columbia Pictures produced it as “Lust for Gold.”