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Where are the lost gold coins in Bloody Springs?It was the early days of the Gold Rush in California and this area of the country was continually seeing battles between the white men who came in search of fortune and the Indians, who were fighting to protect their home that was increasingly becoming encroached upon. Prospectors that tried to enter California from the northeast were in particular danger.
This was where the California Trail was located and the trail travelled south into Sacramento Valley through to Pit River route. It was here that there were particularly nasty battles between the two groups and many massacres were seen. This was how it was come to be known as Bloody Springs. One group of prospectors was attacked so violently here that the entire group was killed except one man. The man started towards Fort Cook and would tell his story to people he met along the way.
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Where is the treasure of the Lost Blue Bucket Mine?In 1845 a group of settlers were heading west and decided to take a shortcut suggested by Joe Meeks, leaving the trail behind, they followed the Malhuer River in eastern Oregon.
On August 25 1845 three men from the party went in search of food. They stopped at a small to drink and found little shiny rocks and as they looked pretty, they threw a handful into a blue bucket.
Returning back to camp they showed the rocks to the rest of the party and all decided that they were copper. When asked how many there were one of the men replied "Enough to fill this blue bucket."
As they continued their journey the rocks were left behind but one of the members of the party, Mrs. Fisher, kept one as a souvenir.
Three year later the great California Gold Rush began and Mrs. Fisher discovered that the rocks that they had found were in fact gold.
The search for the Blue Bucket Mine has been going on since.The mine is believed to be on a tributary of the John Day River in Oregon, but it hasn't been yet found.
Where is the lost treasure of Bone Hill?There are two stories that have been told about the treasure lost at Bone Hill. The first one is from Indian Lore and is prior to Levasy, Missouri becoming a town. This area of Missouri was where Indians would hunt for buffalo. They would stampede the buffalo and then kill them on this hill, leaving behind only the bones, hence where the name Bone Hill came to be. Settlers arriving to the area found flint-scraping tools, arrowed and of course bleached buffalo bones in very large quantities. The bleached bones came from the bones lying in the direct sun.
The family moved away and promised their neighbors to return in 7 years. The family never did return, however, a mysterious light did appear in exactly seven years in 1869. This mysterious light has appeared every seven years since that time around the location of the stone wall. Some believe it is the ghost of the farmer coming back to find his buried treasure.
The light is scheduled to appear once again in 2009. If you decide to visit the area about that time you only need to travel south of Levasy about 1 ½ miles on the west side of H Highway. You will be able to see the remains of the stone wall. Now, just camp out and wait. Levasy is about 25 miles east of Kansas City on U.S. Highway 24.
The story of The lost Breyfogle mine.When you begin your search for the Breyfogle Mine you will soon learn that there is more than one story being told about this infamous mine. The most popular is something like this.
Charles C. Breyfogle was living around Austin, Nevada and was working either as a mill worker at a quartz mill at Big Creek about 16 miles south of Austin or as a blacksmith in Austin in 1863. He enjoyed searching for unfound mineral deposits all around the area, which he did every chance he got. On one of his expeditions, he discovered a ledge that would have him returning time and time again.
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There have been many mines in the area around Austin and perhaps one was the lost Breyfogle mine. Some of the other mines in the area include Johnnie mine, Chispa mine, and the Round Mountain mines. One such mine was found in the 1930s with a marker that was inscribed "BY.FOGLE 1863". However, no one knows for sure if this was a sign left by Breyfogle or if his mine is still unfound.
Where is Bronco Bill's lost Treasure?Robberies to Wells Fargo had numerous faces; one of them was Bronco Bill. William E. Walters was born in 1869 in Fort Sill, an Oklahoman Indian Territory. It is know that during the early days of his life he worked as a cowboy before getting a job at the Santa Fe Railroad as a section hand.
Targeted by Wells Fargo as public enemies, Bronco Bill was caught with his men at their hideout outside of Solomonville, Arizona, where it is believed he buried the Wells Fargo gold. Convicted of train robbery Bronco bill was sent to prison for life.
Bronco Bill never returned to Solomonville, perhaps because there was no gold to rescue, but probably because he simply wanted to be known as William E. Walters once again, a common citizen who died after falling from a windmill tower at the company he was working on.
Where is the lost treasure of Bumble Bee, Arizona?Arizona is a great state for searching for lost or hidden treasures. One legend or tale concerns Bumble Bee, Arizona. Bumble Bee is in Yavapai in Bronco Canyon, which is just a bit north of Black Canyon. Today, Bumble Bee is a ghost town. Many of the old buildings have been restored to their original design from the 1800s when gold was on the minds of many.
The story played out like this. Two miners in the 1800s set up camp in the canyon while they were prospecting in the area. Good luck smiled upon them and they discovered a rich vein of gold quartz. They worked hard at retrieving the gold and stored in under a large rock close by their campsite. When the cold winds began to blow and they knew that winter was coming fast, they began making plans to head home with their gold. They began packing up supplies while leaving the gold hidden. Shortly before they began to pack up their find, they were attacked by Apache Indians. One of the prospectors was killed and one barely escaped.
Many years later, a Mexican sheepherder, unaware of the legend did find the campsite. He did not know about the gold, therefore, he did not search for any hidden treasures. Others that have explored the area have not found the gold vein or the hidden gold. As far as anyone knows, the gold is still hidden.
Where is Busters buried gold?Back in the 1850s, around Mokelumne Hill, California a black prospector was very lucky when it came to finding gold. He later moved to the San Antone Camp, which was located on San Antone Creek. San Antone Creek was a branch of the Calaveras River. With him, he brought the 136 pounds of gold that he had found at Mokelumne Hill. He brought his gold into the Cuneos general store where he had it weighed and then went on his way to around ¼ of a mile up San Antone Creek where he settled. He built a cabin and began working his claim in a ravine, which became known as Busters Gulch. The only money he ever used was to purchase supplies the rest he buried in a Dutch oven. A Dutch oven is a large iron pot similar to a skillet that was used to bake items over a fire or in an oven. Buster passed away in 1872, many people searched his home and the land surrounding his cabin in search of the buried Dutch oven. No one ever found either of them.
The other tale of Busters demise is one of evil intentions. A man by the name of Smokey Hill had talked of his plan of killing Buster and taking all of his gold. The townspeople really loved Buster and his unusual ways and when they heard about this plan, rushed out to save Buster, but they arrived too late to save Buster from this evil man. Smokey Hill was captured and lynched for his hideous crime. Once again, the tale explains how the entire area was searched and no one found a Dutch oven full of gold.
Where is the loot from Butch Cassidys last in Idaho?Butch Cassidy had pledged that his last bank robbery would be the bank in Winnemucca, Nevada. After the robbery, he and Sundance planned to head to New York and then set sail for Buenos Aires. However, after the robbery he realized that most of the loot was gold coins a matter of fact $32,200 of it. Butch Cassidy was not fond of gold coins; he preferred paper money and negotiable bank securities, which are easier to carry.
There are several stories concerning the rest of the gang that did make their way to Idaho and buried the gold along the creek north of Stage Road between Wallace, Idaho and Spokane, Washington. So, the gold coins that were part of Butch and Sundances last robbery have never been found. Today, the $32,200 gold coins would be worth a fortune. No matter, how many have searched for the coins, none as of this time has been found.
Where is the lost treasure of the Butlers hidden gold nuggets?In Amador County, California back during the gold rush days, a group of African American miners were mining an area close to Sutter Creek. This group of men held the claim to this area and worked the area until they had so much gold that they could not carry anymore out of the area and there was no place large enough to hold the gold that was found. They all left carrying with them the gold they could carry. Only one lone prospector stayed behind and his name was Butler.
Butler began to work his claim and he was right! In one days time his gold pan would be completely filled with gold nuggets. Many people claimed that while using a rocker during for a days work would yield around $50,000. Remember, this was during the gold rush era and his find was not kept secret long. Many others heard of this treasure find and wanted a piece of the action; people began to hunt down some of Butlers old partners to get them to sell interest in the claim. This of course brought about lawyers and lawsuits all wanting some of this huge fortune found in Sutter Creek.
Where is some buried loot in California?Many bandits, train robbers and desperados traveled all over California. Many of them lost, hid, and buried their ill-gotten gains; some of the most popular are listed below.
In Biggs in Colusa County, the money stolen from the Bentz Company is hidden.
In Arroyo Cantova, Hornitos, and some other locations nearby, Joaquin Murietta hid his loot from robberies.
Hijackers loot amounting to $30,000 was hidden at Camp Oak Grove in the Gabriel Mountains.
Throughout Death Valley, there are tales of wagon trains, bank robberies, and other treasures hidden in various areas. Some say the entire wagon was taken to the desert area and once the money was taken, the wagon would be burned.
Somewhere on the Butterfield line between Temecula and Pala, a stagecoach was robbed. It is believed the treasure is buried somewhere along this trail.
The fortune of a saloonkeeper is buried at the junction of Greenhorn Gulch and Freeman Gulch in Kern County.
Lost gold mines of California?There are several lost gold mines throughout California. This did happen a lot more frequent than anyone could imagine during the gold rush days. A miner would happen upon a large vein of gold and then by the time he returned could not find the exact location of his fortune. No one really knows the reason this mines were not found again, possibly the terrain changed, lost landmarks, or just confused directions could be the main reasons.
Long before gold rush days, in 1827, Thomas Smith became lost somewhere west of Yuma, Arizona. He climbed a small hill to try to find his location and at the top of the hill, he found handfuls of pebbles that were the color of bronze. He placed the pebbles into his saddlebags and rode off. Several years later in Yerba Buena, which is now San Francisco, he pulled the rocks out and learned that he had $2,000 worth of almost solid gold. He tried his best to recall the location but the mine was never found.
This is probably only skimming the surface of the actual gold mines that were found and then lost throughout California before, during and after, the gold rush day.
Where are some unfound treasures in California?Throughout the state of California, many people have lost valuables, buried treasures, or hidden their valuables. The problem comes in when the people that buried their valuables are unable to return to find them or cannot find the exact location.
Some of the lost treasures that are still waiting to be found in California include the following tales.
Scottys Castle located in Death Valley has been the tale of many lost and buried treasures. One story claims that a person hid $200,000 in gold coins nearby Scottys Castle.
If you travel along Route 49 in Mokelumne Hill, you may be lucky even to find $50 in gold coins in an old foundation wall.
Someone reported the loss of gold coins close by Tehachapi in Horse Canyon.
An innkeeper hid his treasure at the Old Warner Ranch in Aguana in San Diego County.
Dr. John Marsh hid around $40,000 on the east side Mount Diablo close by Brentwood in Contra Costa County.
In Trinity County at the foot of Haman Ridge in Hoaglin, Lieutenant Jonas Wilson buried his pokers winnings.
The Mariposa tax collector buried his treasure of gold coins on Deadmans Creek nearby Agua Fria in Mariposa County.
More gold coins were hidden at the old Forty Mile House close to the town of Shingle Springs in Dorado County.
Close to French Gulch in Shasta County, a payroll known as the Rifle Barrel Payroll was lost and never recovered.
Where is Callister's collection?When most people think of treasure they envision gold, silver, jewelry and of course money, however, treasure can be made up of many different things, as you will see with Callisters collection.
Henry Callister was a Baltimore, Maryland merchant in 1751. He had collected a very large assortment of fine books. Many of his friends and associates forced him to lend him these wonderful and enchanting books. Since, he wanted his rare collection of books returned by the borrowers he ordered several hundred specially designed bookplates with the Callister name of them so he could attach them to his books. This would be a reminder to the borrower to give him back his books once they had been read.
Today, none of the books in the Callister collection has been recovered and to anyone that has one has a rare treasure worth much more money than you could imagine. Included in Callisters collection is a rare find, a copy of Massachusetts Bay Colony Psalm Book.
Where is the lost treasure of Captain Cook?Natives were once the only inhabitants of Hawaii and they had seen very few white men. Captain Cook was one man that ventured to the Hawaiian Islands. The story of Captain Cook may not be found in history books, but it was passed down through the generations of natives that lived on the islands.
The natives did not know what many of these items were and believing these items had magical powers carried the items to their king. The king himself had not seen many of these items before and had the same belief that they were some type of magical devices. The king then ordered that all of the items found were to be buried.
The island of Kauai has high cliffs and deep ravines with a very rugged terrain. Reaching this island is an adventure in itself not to mention if you could find Captain Cooks treasure. It is estimated that his treasure would be worth more today than is imaginable. This does not even include the other treasures of the various native tribes that have buried treasures from many white men that decided to explore their island. A short visit to Kauai Island could give a treasure hunter a life long dream of finding the largest buried treasure ever found.
Where is the lost treasure of Captain Keiff?Captain Keiff was considered an old salvager that lived on Cliff Island, Maine. He was a bit of a loner and lived in a log hut close to the ocean. He did not have a job as most people; he would rummage through old shipwrecks to find valuable items to sell. During this time, any shipwreck was fair game and you could sell anything found without any questions asked as to where they were found.
Since there were not many shipwrecks occurring and Captain Keiff needed shipwrecks in order to survive, he devised a way to cause the ships to wreck. He would tie a lantern around the neck of his horse and ride up and down the shoreline when he noticed ships on the horizon.
He did this scandalous living for many years and made a large fortune for himself. He was always afraid others were as unhanded as he was and as the legend goes, he buried much of his finds nearby his hut on Cliff Island. He never married and lived out his life alone on Cliff Island. No one knows where he buried the treasures but today there is an area on Cliff Island named Keiffs Garden, which might be the actual location of his home. For treasure seekers, this would be a great place to visit with a metal detector; however, you will more than likely have to get permission before searching on the island or in Keiffs Garden.
Where is Captain Kidd's treasure?As the legend of Captain Kidds treasure has been passed down from generation to generation since the early 19th century it has grown into a treasure hunters quest. According, to the legend or story of Temple and Sheldon from 1875, Captain Kidd and his crew of fierce pirates went up the Connecticut River in search of a place to bury their stolen gold. They wanted to find the perfect spot that would be easily recognizable by them but also very secluded. Somewhere near or on Clarkes Island in Northfield, Massachusetts, close to the upper end of Pine Meadow, is believed to be the spot.
Now, the tricky part, the legend states that to find the gold and be able to retrieve it you must locate the exact spot when the moon is full and directly overhead. You will have to have three people in your party of treasure seekers, form a triangle around the spot and work one at a time in silence until you unbury the treasure. However, one spoken word will break the charm.
Captain Marsh of the Far West and the Lost Treasure.The Far West a steamboat and Captain Marsh are real the journeys up and down the Bighorn River to supply troops fighting Indians in the late 1800s are real. The legend about the lost gold has two very different tales and if there was gold, it is still lost today.
Where are the hidden treasure in Cass County, Missouri?In the Cass County Times-Courier on October 24, 1879, an article was printed that told the location of a hidden Spanish treasure. The treasure is hidden close by Harrisonville, Missouri.
Harrisonville has grown since the late 1800s and the exact location of the Rodman School will take some detective work, however, if you are good at sleuthing you may be the one that discovers this treasure.
Where is the Castle Gate stolen payroll?In the beginning Castle Gate, Utah was the home to miners and the Pleasant Valley Coal Company. The only ones visiting the area besides miners and workers for the coal company was of course outlaws. In 1886, when this coal company began this entire area was very remote with rock formations, mountains, cliffs and valleys surrounding the area and not too many people it was the perfect hide-out for outlaws. One of the most famous outlaws in the area was Butch Cassidy and his gang.
When settlers first arrived to the area close by the town of Blenheim in Schoharie County just north of Utsayantha Mountain and around 35 miles southwest of Albany they happened upon Iroquois Indians wearing a variety of silver jewelry. When asked the whereabouts of this precious metal the Indians refused to divulge their secret.
Finally, in 1804, Bertram thought he had found the source of the silver on a farm owned by Nicholas Becker close by the junction of Mine Kin and Schoharie Creek. Mining operations began after agreements were made with the three partners and Nicholas Becker.
Where is the Cherokees hidden gold in the North Georgia Mountains?
Other tales of gold hidden or buried by the Cherokee Indians can be found in other locations throughout Georgia such as under the Chattahoochee River, Shallow Rock Bridge Creek close to Canton, Scarecorn Creek in Pickens County, and Talking Rock Creek also in Pickens County.
THE CURCH OF PSICOWhere is the Church of Pisco lost treasure?
In 1859, there were four unpleasant men that were serving in the Peruvian Army as soldiers. They made very little money and were always dreaming of a better life for themselves. The four men included Diego Alvarez, a Spaniard; Killorain, an Irishman; Luke Barrett, an Englishman; and Brown, an American. One of the men soon met Father Matteo, a priest who told the man about a treasure that was in a church in the town of Pisco, Peru. The treasure would not be easy to obtain. One first had to first find the treasure that was hidden within the church and then get past the priests of the church that guarded the treasure. The four men devised a plan to go to the church and steal the treasure.
Because the reef had no harbor, they were not entirely sure of where they were. Alvarez created a map but not knowing the surrounding area very well made it very difficult and the map quite inaccurate. They made their way to the nearby town of Katiu and Alvarez asked a local what the name of the coral reef was. The man told him the name of the reef was Pinaki and because Alvarez thought that the man may begin to wonder what the interest was in the reef Alvarez shot him to prevent word spreading or the man going to the reef himself and finding the treasure. Alvarez quickly became a wanted man in the town after killing one of the locals and the four men had to quickly leave the town. But the man had been mistaken and Pinaki was a reef far from the reef that Alvarez had been at.
It was during the 1850s when several Mormons were in a group travelling to the small town of Horsetown. As they crossed Redding, California, they knew that they would need to cross Clear Creek along the way. Because it was fairly shallow water and the creek generally lived up to its name, none of the settlers were concerned. However upon arriving at Clear Creek, they found that the waters were extremely rough and that it was going to be impossible to cross. Deciding to rest for a few days while they waited for the waters to calm, they set up a small shelter. Unfortunately, the group became restless quite quickly and determining that the creek was safe enough to cross, they began leading their horses and wagons through the water and across to the other side.
This sparked the story going around time and time again and sent many treasure hunters to the creek in search of the gold coin. Although it has never been found, its thought to be in the area of southwest Clear Creek in Redding, California.
CLEMENT GOLD MINE
Where is the lost Treasure in the Cement gold mine?
During the 1850s, it was very common for men and teams to travel westward close to California especially, in the search of gold. Two German men were on such a mission with a group of other prospectors when they decided to separate from the group and go their own way. They came to the area of Mono Lake, in northern California, when the two men, weary from their travels, stopped to rest by a small stream. They were very close to the Owens River when one man noticed a ledge, made from red lava nearby and inside that ledge was a lump of gold ore that seemed to have cemented itself together.
The outlaws refused to give up and followed suite. There were three members of the wagon train that chose to load the gold ingots onto six mules and lead them to a rocky area close to creek. During the time that the men with the mules were hiding the gold in the rocky area, the outlaws killed everyone with the wagon train.
Today, the treasure is still hidden away in a rocky area near the creek in Chacuaco Canyon in the southeaster part of Colorado.
Doll Rock Formation Treasure
As the story goes, somewhere along the stone cliffs above the Purgatorie River around 12 miles from Old Bents Fort just a bit northeast of Las Animas there is a treasure buried. The treasure that can be found here is eight burros loads of fifty-pound gold bars that were buried by Spaniards.
The exact whereabouts of the doll rock formation is questionable as some say that it is on the northwest slope of West Spanish Peak in northwest Colorado in LaVeta and others claim it is on the northwest quadrant of East Spanish Peak.
You can find Devils Head Mountain about 30 miles north of Woodland Park. Hidden caves, thick brush and trees, and gulches consume the entire area. Because of the ability to hide just about anything here during the 1800s this area was full of all kinds of outlaws, bandits, and various other bad guys.
The stories and legends abound about the many treasures hidden here by all kinds; the problem is no one has found a clue of just one gold piece. However if you go west from Sedalia on Route 67, then south on Rampart Range Road, and then go another 10 miles to Devils Head road and begin exploring you may be the first to find more than just a gold coin you may hit pay dirt.
THE CURSED TREASURE
Columbia City and the cursed treasure.
It is believed, that a treasure is buried along the coast of where Columbia City, Oregon now stands. The legend explains that in 1841, a Spanish ship needed to stop for water and once ashore, the crew killed the captain and stole the valuable cargo. The crew could not decide how to share the loot and several others died in before a decision was made to bury the loot because of the Indians close by that were also killing off crewmembers. The treasure was buried on a plot of land known as Hez Copiers farm and the crew rowed back to the larger ship and set sail.
After about 40 years of hearing of this lost treasure a group of Spiritualists, gather in Columbia City to try to locate the fortune. One of the mediums present found the exact location and the digging began, however, once a portion of some broken stone was removed one of the diggers fell dead. The excavation was halted. Again, in 1890, the treasure was the hot topic. The next piece of stone was removed and under it was found human skeletons, then one of the diggers this time went raving mad and all was stopped. To this day, no one has even tried to locate this treasure.
COLUMBUS JUNCTION TRAIN ROBBERY
Columbus Junction, Iowa is the location that a bit of treasure has been found, however, as the legend goes there two caches hidden away in the area and only a small portion has been recovered.
Both of the treasures known to have been around Columbus Junction were from train robberies. In one train robbery, $30,000 in gold and silver coins was stolen in 1904, and the other robbery took place close to Whisky Hollow in 1910.
The other train robbery close by Whiskey Hollow has mystery all around it. In 1910, around 6 miles south of Muscatine, two robbers uncoupled the engine and the express car from the train. They traveled very close to Columbus Junction before leaving them on the tracks and taking off with the loot. However, here is the twist, the robbers were caught shortly after leaving the train but no loot was found on them or between the spot they were captured and the abandoned train. There is also much turmoil over the amount of money that was stolen; some say the total amount was $5,000 while others swear it was $50,000.
THE LOST TREASURE OF
Where is the lost treasure of Corpus Christi?
If you have plenty of time on your hands and wish to treasure seek there is no place better than around Corpus Christi, Texas. There are so many stories of buried or lost treasures all around this entire area, from ships that sunk carrying large amounts of treasure to Spanish soldiers who buried treasure. Here is a short list of some of the treasure you may find if you decide to spend your life in Corpus Christi seeking buried treasure.
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Casa Blanca has two treasures in the vicinity, the first one is money that is hidden under a rock pile and somewhere in a cave in Jim Wells County, and items from a Spanish fort are buried.
THE DACHAU NAZI WAR TREASURE
Where is the Dachau Nazi war treasure?
The treasure was made up of jewels and gold confiscated by victims of the Dachau Concentration Camp, the older camp of the Third Reich started in 1933 in the city of the same name, near Munich. Dachau housed 30,000 prisoners in 1945, the year in which a group of Nazis ran away with the treasure before being captured by Allied Forces.
Groß and Greger followed the route described by the German officer toward the Lake Lünersee on the Austrian border with Swiss. According to the story, the Commandant of the camp loaded the treasure into 4 boxes with the help of his assistants before leaving Dachau. The informer was one of those officers conspiring to escape with the treasure and then taking separate ways until the time to recover the cargo arrived.
Four years later, Groß and Greger returned to the lake after calculating where the treasure was buried, but a damn constructed in 1956 increased the lake's level submerging the boxes under nearly 75 feet of water. Greger returned again in 1990, a time when the lake recovered its original level after the damn was emptied for some days, but the treasure was not found possibly sunk deeper somewhere inside the lake due to weight of the boxes.
Where is the lost treasure at Davis Mountain?
The exact date was not recorded; however, a bank vault in Monterey, Mexico and a church in Matamoras, Mexico were robbed. The treasure included many rawhide bags of $90,000 Mexican dollars, 93 bars of solid gold bullion, bags of gold and silver, a statue of the Virgin Mary and one of Jesus made of pure gold, and a cigar box full of diamonds. These treasures were loaded on a smugglers train and left Mexico heading north.
The directions to this infamous treasure were spoken by one of the outlaws on his deathbed and were accounted as:
Now, go up the canyon and south of the Silver Springs, keep going south you will run into Gum Spring. However, you want to stop in between the two where you see scattered bush. Here you will find the remains of a burned wagon. The wagon can be found on the west side of the canyon near the shallow cove. At the deepest part of the cove, you will find a stone marker that is 3 feet high, 1 foot thick and square shaped. On the east side of the stone marker, you will see two crosses. Now, stand and face Davis Mountain walk twenty paces and you have the treasure.
THE LOST TREASURE OF
Where is the lost treasure of Death Valley?
If you go treasure hunting around Death Valley the best places to go by legends are Owens Lake, Lake Tahoe, Meadow Lake and Donner Lake. All had steamers crossing them with loads of silver ore, lumber and other treasures.
Another tale that has been in circulation since the early 1900s also occurred on the same lake, Owens Lake. The story was told by the captain of the boat. He had on board his steamer two wagonloads of gold bullion, somehow one of these wagons slid off the boat and into the lake. The one wagon had not chained to steamer as it should have been and high winds is believed to have knocked it overboard. The tale goes on to say that the wagon and a small portion of the gold was retrieved, however, much of it still lies at the bottom of lake.
Owens Lake is nothing now more than a dusty empty hole in Inyo County, California. The water was drained by the Los Angeles Aqueduct to divert the water from the Owens River and runoff from the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
THE LOST TREASURE OF THE
DEATH VALLEY MINE
Where is the lost treasure of the Death Valley mine?
As the legend goes, November 1, 1849 was the day that the 107 wagons were split into different routes. From the larger group, other groups decided to go off on their own in the search of a shorter route. The groups were the Bennett-Arcane party, the Brier and Wade families, the Georgia-Mississippi party led by Captain Towne and Jim Martin, and the Jayhawkers.
Not long after the emigrants began their new lives, one of the Georgia-Mississippi party, Mr. Turner went in search of the silver. He could never find the mesa with all the silver ore. He gathered a group together and in September 1850, went in search of the silver ore once again. This time, they did find remains of old campfires and even cattle bones, but by this time, supplies were almost gone so they had to return home.
DEVILS TOWER LOST GOLD
Where is the Devils Tower lost gold?
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