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Famous Lost Treasures Part Two
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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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He told of how his wagonload was a load of twenty-dollar gold coins, totalling approximately $60,000. According to his story, as he was leaving he saw the Indians playing a game with the gold coin. They were taking turns throwing the coins over the Pit River gorge, to see who could throw them the furthest. The Indians played the game until every coin had been thrown across. The area today is still known as Bloody Springs in Lassen County.

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.
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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."

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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.

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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.
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The next story that was told about Bone Hill is one of buried treasure and a mysterious light that appears upon the hill. Prior to the Civil War, a family came to the area to farm along with their slaves. They settled Bone Hill and the slaves build a stone fence around the entire acreage. During 1862, there was fierce border warfare going on and the farmer sold his acreage for gold. It is believed that he buried this gold along the stone wall.

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.
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Not everyone around Levasy may believe in the buried gold, but many have seen the light. No one has actually recorded searching for the gold. Who knows it may still be there and if anyone would follow the ghost when he appears every seven years, they maybe led to the location of the gold.

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.
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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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As the legend goes, Breyfogle took two horses on this trip and headed west from Austin. He camped and then climbed a low hill. There he discovered a large amount of red quartz scattered with free gold. He worked all afternoon gathering samples of this gold. He returned to camp after several hours of mining only to find both horses gone! He spent the rest of the day searching for his horses and they were not to be found. He then spent the night in the desert without food and water. The next morning, again without food or water, he began his search for his horses. He finally passed out from the high heat in the desert and awoke in a Shoshone Indian Village. After his recovery, he headed home to Austin.
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He talked with his employer, Dave Buel, concerning his gold find and wanted him to help him file claim on his find. Breyfogle went searching once again for the small hill and the abundant gold, but never found any signs of it. He did find the Shoshone Indian village but never the gold.

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 1930’s 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.
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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.
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At this stage of his life, he began with train and stagecoach robberies who later became Bronco Bill, an outlaw that joined the Black Jack Ketchum’s gang in Arizona, but after shooting several men, he invited some bandits to form his own gang specializing in robbing Wells Fargo stagecoaches.

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.
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However, the stolen cache was never found after Wells Fargo took over the hideout to recover it. Bronco Bill was suddenly released from prison in 1917. Sent to Hachita, a small town in New Mexico, William Walters worked as a wrangler at the Diamond A Cattle Company, a ranching outfit.

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.
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It is undeniable that Bronco Bill robbed a fortune from Wells Fargo and that he had no time to spend that gold or move it away from Solomonville, although it is clear that he would not take the risk of burying his treasure inside or near his hideout. On the other hand, that amount of gold was impossible to be carried out without making it noticeable so it must be still be buried somewhere around Solomonville, Arizona.

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 1800’s when gold was on the minds of many.
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The legend that has been passed down from generation to generation proclaims that 200 pounds of raw gold is at the bottom a creek close by the junction of Slate and Squaw Creek nearby the small town of Bumble Bee. These two creeks intersect about 4 miles east of Bumble Bee.

The story played out like this. Two miners in the 1800’s 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.
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The surviving miner went home with only his story of the rich gold vein and the Indians attack. His desire was to wait until the Indians had been subdued. By the time, the Indians were no longer a danger; he was quite old and had fallen ill. He told the story on his deathbed of the gold vein and where they had hidden the gold, they had mined.

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.
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Where is Buster’s buried gold?

Back in the 1850’s, 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 Cuneo’s 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 Buster’s 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.
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However, there are two very different tales concerning Buster’s death. One is that Charlie Vickers cared for Buster during his last days and he may have found Buster’s gold, by following Buster’s dog to its whereabouts. A few years after Buster’s death, Vickers who spent most of his time gambling and losing, began to show signs of wealth.

The other tale of Buster’s 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.
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To this day, Buster’s buried gold is still hidden away in the safe place where Buster placed it.

Where is the loot from Butch Cassidy’s 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.

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One of bunch, Harvey Logan was not planning to travel with Butch and Sundance to Buenos Aires. He also wanted to do one more heist and convinced Butch into one last caper. This time it was the Great Northern Railroad that was hit in Wagner, Montana where they walked away with $40,000 in negotiable bank notes. Bunk and Sundance kept with their plan, left for New York, and then sailed to Buenos Aires.
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The rest of the bunch, including Harvey Logan headed toward Idaho. In their possession were six or seven sacks full of gold coins along with their share of negotiable bank notes. Within six months, Harvey Logan was captured in Tennessee. In his suitcase, the only thing that was recovered was paper money and one dollar in gold.

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 Sundance’s 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.
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Where is the lost treasure of the Butler’s 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.
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As the legend goes, Butler borrowed $600 from a name by the name of Uncle Pompey so he could open up his own claim just around the bend from where the entire group had found gold in Sutter Creek.

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 day’s 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 Butler’s 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.
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Butler could not handle all the disagreements and court cases. He soon became very ill with a fever and passed away. Upon his death, $80,000 was found on deposit at Mokelumne Hill and about the same amount at Sacramento. However, all of his friends knew him well and understood that many times he would bury his gold nuggets close by where he found them within his claim. As of this day, no one has ever found those gold nuggets buried by Butler somewhere around the bend on Sutter Creek.
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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.
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The Bodie stage just a few miles north of Bodie and the Bodie stage at Freeman Junction around 60 miles east of Bakersfield were robbed. The money from the stage north of Bodie and a strongbox from the other robbery have never been recovered.

In Arroyo Cantova, Hornitos, and some other locations nearby, Joaquin Murietta hid his loot from robberies.
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In Arroyo Cantova, Hornitos, and some other locations nearby, Joaquin Murietta hid his loot from robberies.

Hijacker’s loot amounting to $30,000 was hidden at Camp Oak Grove in the Gabriel Mountains.
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There is a tale of an underground hiding place close to the town of Avila in San Luis Obispo County. The tale is that several desperados and bandits would congregate in this cave and divided their loot. Some believe that if this underground cave could be found there would be a fortune discovered.

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.
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Where the Los Angeles Police Department has a training site, it is believed to be the location of where a pirate buried his treasure.

Somewhere on the Butterfield line between Temecula and Pala, a stagecoach was robbed. It is believed the treasure is buried somewhere along this trail.
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The money stolen from a bank robbery in Needles in San Bernardino County has never been found.

The fortune of a saloonkeeper is buried at the junction of Greenhorn Gulch and Freeman Gulch in Kern County.
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Money from the San Francisco Mint is told be buried at Shelter Cove close by Point Delgado in Humboldt 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.
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One of these mines is the Lost Cement Gold Mine. This mine as legend states is in the dense woods close to the Sierra Mountain headwaters of the San Joaquin River’s middle fork. The story goes like this. A small group of miners in 1858 found a ledge of red lave similar to cement full of gold. These miners began to quarrel and one member of the group killed another with an axe and then Indians took care of the rest and the Cement Gold Mine has not been found again.
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Gunsight Mine, which was found by Mormons near San Bernardino in 1886, brought them fortune. However, Apache Indians killed of many of the Adams Diggings miners and the whereabouts of the mine.

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.
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Soldier Mine was found when a group of men was out searching for a kidnapped woman close to the big bend of the Gila River in Arizona. In their saddlebags they had carried back with them $1,800 in gold. However, they could not remember the location where they had the gold.

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.
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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.
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A French saddle maker hid his fortune on the property of Rancho Santa Teresa close to San Jose.

Scotty’s 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 Scotty’s 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.
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Amador City is the town where several gold bars are rumored to be hidden from the Freemont Mine or somewhere in the vicinity.

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.
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There are coins hidden near Isabella in Kern County somewhere in the hills.

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.
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A report of coins lost close to Ventucopa was noted in Santa Barbara County.

The Mariposa tax collector buried his treasure of gold coins on Deadman’s 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.
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On Owens Lake in the Owens Valley in May of 1882, the S.S. Mollie Stevens was lost filled with gold bullion. Another account is that the S.S. Mollie was beached but caught fire and sank with the entire load of gold bullion.

Close to French Gulch in Shasta County, a payroll known as the “Rifle Barrel Payroll” was lost and never recovered.
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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 Callister’s 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.
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Callister passed away in 1765 and his widow and daughter in the way of finances to help them through the years. They did open a school for misses, but this still did not help them to make ends meet. They began to sell off Callister’s collection of books with the nameplate in place.

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 Callister’s collection is a rare find, a copy of “Massachusetts Bay Colony Psalm Book”.
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It might be time to start looking through all those dusty old books that belonged to your great grandparents. Who knows you may find one or more of these rare and unique books.

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.
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In 1778, Captain Cook was exploring the Hawaiian Islands. The natives still new to seeing white killed Captain Cook and took all the items off his ship they could. Among the many items were treasures of various types, guns, lead, powder, and other personal items belonging to Captain Cook and his crew.

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.
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Many people believe that the treasure of Captain Cook and his crew is buried on the island of Kauai. This is the one Hawaiian Island that is known for hidden treasures of King Kamehameha I during his reign in 1819. The legend of the natives that once guarded these treasures has vanished without a trace.

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 Cook’s 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.
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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.
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The incoming ships would be guided to shore by his lantern and would end up wrecking on the ledges and reefs that surrounded this small island. He would then go out to the ship and kill any survivors. Then the ship and all of its belongings was his for the taking.

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.

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Where is Captain Kidd's treasure?

As the legend of Captain Kidd’s treasure has been passed down from generation to generation since the early 19th century it has grown into a treasure hunter’s 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 Clarke’s Island in Northfield, Massachusetts, close to the upper end of Pine Meadow, is believed to be the spot.
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Now, the story goes even deeper for those wishing to find this hidden treasure. Captain Kidd and his crew drew lots to see which one of them would be killed, so their body could lie upon the chest of gold, no one knows who lost the draw.

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.
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Now, if you are lucky enough to find the hidden treasure, you had better be sure that no one even whispers a sigh of relief, or the treasure will not be found.

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 1800’s are real. The legend about the lost gold has two very different tales and if there was gold, it is still lost today.
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As the one legend goes written by Emile Schurmacher, Captain Marsh received a shipment of gold bars worth an estimated $375,000 in Williston, North Dakota. He was to meet General Terry by following the Bighorn River to what was called the mouth of Little Bighorn and then travel fifteen to twenty miles upstream to supply General Terry’s troops. After he gave the supplies to General Terry, he was to travel to Bismarck to deliver the gold bars. As the story goes, he learned of the massacre of General Custer and had to take aboard 52 wounded men. Captain Marsh was concerned over the room he would need to fuel his steamboat with the extra passengers aboard. He decided to bury the gold bars at place of meeting Captain Terry and return later to retrieve the gold. He did return, however a mudslide had covered the spot the gold bars were buried and no amount of digging gave even a small glimpse of a gold bar.
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The next legend of the Far West and the gold treasure was written by Roy Norvill. His account is a bit more daring and intertwined with danger. In this rendition, Captain Marsh had three men call to him from the shore of Bighorn River on the evening of June 26, the day after Custer’s demise. The men that shouted were Mark Jergens, Tom Dickson and Gil Longworth the wagon driver; the other two were guards that were traveling with him to guard the gold nuggets shipment from Bozeman, Montana to Bismarck. Gil Longworth was concerned about the safety of the shipment with the Sioux Indians that were causing havoc throughout the area. He persuaded Captain Marsh to load the gold on the Far West. After the men were out of sight and headed to Bozeman on land, Captain Marsh was also concerned about the safety of the gold and he and his men buried the gold there along the shores of Bighorn River. The wounded men, the same as in the first story were put on board the Far West and this is when Captain Marsh learned of the death of the three men by the Sioux Indians. By this story, no one ever searched for the gold that was buried.
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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.
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In 1772, Spaniards traveling through the area buried 15 loads of gold, which was estimated at around 130 pounds each, and 1,000 bars of silver, which weighed on average 20 pounds for each bar. The treasure was buried just before an Indian attack in an area four or five miles west and one or one and half miles just north of Harrisonville. The silver is believed to be buried within ¼ mile of where the Rodman School stood. The gold is believed to be about a mile farther north.
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In 1930, a construction crew while building a bridge found proof of a Spanish and Indian battle with remains of old weapons, old armor, and even a few skeletons.

Harrisonville has grown since the late 1800’s 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.
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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.
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On April 21, 1897, Butch Cassidy, Elza Lay, and a man by the name of Fowler robbed the payroll that was intended for the employees of the Pleasant Valley Coal Company as it was being unloaded from the train. They rode south on horseback with two residents following close behind. Butch and his fellow train robbers got away with around $7,000. Cassidy and his banditos cut the telephone and telegraph lines, which gave them more time to elude the long arms of the law. They headed to Robbers Roost which it is still believed the loot was hidden or along the trail known as Outlaw Trail. To this day, none of the money has been recovered. If you go in search of this payroll, you will find that all that is left of Castle Gate is a lone cemetery since the town was demolished in 1974.
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Many Butch, Lay, and Fowler hid the money along the trail or maybe they went off to rob other trains and banks and hid the loot all in one place. however, the rumor is this payroll heist is hidden somewhere in the area.

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.
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After the Revolutionary War, other settlers began arriving to the area, two of which were John and William Bauch. This pair was also very interested in the silver ornaments the Indians wore. The brothers tried in vain to follow the Indians through the rough terrain of the mountain, but never found the location of this precious metal. The did their best in calculating and decided the silver mine had to be in the area of Blenheim a bit east of Schoharie Creek. They search the area many times; however, they did not find a single speck of silver.
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The Bauch brothers could not just leave without searching more and choose a German mineralogist, Casper Bertram to help them with their quest. The three of them set out again in search of their fortune.

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.
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However, before any digging could begin Becker wanted to cut his wheat so it would not spoil his harvest. Bertram offered to help him cut and the wheat. While he was helping one of hired helpers swung a scythe too far and hit Bertram in the leg severing a main artery. Bertram died before he could tell anyone the location of the silver.

Where is the  Cherokees hidden gold in the North Georgia Mountains?
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One of the legends concerning gold and the Cherokee Indians is around 10 minutes for Toccoa, Georgia. As the tale goes, a bus driver on the Atlanta to Charlotte run had a Cherokee Indian offer him a token of appreciation for all he had done for him. The Cherokee Indian blindfolded the bus driver to the cave. Once inside the cave, the Indian allowed his new friend to grab as many gold nuggets as he could carry. He was once again blindfolded and dropped off at the Toccoa bus station. As of today, neither the bus driver nor other treasure seekers have found this mysterious cave.
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During the time the Indians were abundant in Georgia, there was a village close to the joining of the Chattahoochee River and Craig’s Creek in Duluth. There is proof of this village, where remains of pieces of pottery and cabins have been discovered. The legend states that prior to the Cherokee Indians being moved to Oklahoma as what is known as the Trail of Tears the Indians buried pots of gold. The stories are basically the same except for the amount of gold or how many pots were buried.

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.
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THE LOST TREASURE OF
THE CURCH OF PSICO
Where 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.
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The priests became worried. They knew that there was no possible way for the men to know about Father Matteo or the church’s treasure on their own and believed that Father Matteo must really be trying to steal the treasure. After some thinking and deliberating with the priests, Alvarez came up with a way to keep the treasure safe. He and his friends could place the treasure on their ship and take it to Callao. To keep the lot safe while it was on route, Alvarez and his friends would be happy to guard the treasure for the priests. The priests liked the plan and loaded onto the ship a number of treasure pieces including doubloons, candlesticks encrusted in jewels, assorted jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, and rings, crucifixes, and uncut stones.
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The ship set out for its destination with some crew, a few priests and four guards. After a few hours into their journey, the four men killed everyone else on the ship. Alvarez came up with the plan that they could abandon the ship and claim shipwreck so that no one would ever suspect that they had murdered the others and robbed the ship. They could row to Australia and then after some time, come back to reclaim their treasure. The four men set sail for Tahiti to get supplies for their plan. Once they had everything they needed, they travelled to a small coral reef and unloaded the treasure there onto a smaller ship.

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.
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Just as they had planned, they continued on and destroyed the ship so that they could row to Australia. Once there, the people believed their story and the men lived very well off the little part of the treasure that they had brought with them. However, due to some poor planning, when it was time to reclaim the treasure, they found themselves somewhat short of funds and needed to create more. They tried to find investors that would be interested in a funding few prospectors with a treasure map but the investors didn’t want a part of it so they decided to go work in the Palmer gold fields. During their time working there, Alvarez and Barrett got into a fight with a few natives and were killed. Killorain and Brown also found themselves in a fight and they killed a man. For that they were arrested, convicted, and sentenced to twenty years in prison. While they were serving their time, Brown died.
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In 1912 a man by the name of Charles Howe lived near Sydney. He was at home one night when a beggar came to the door looking for money. Howe thought that he was the most frightful looking man he had ever seen. He invited him in, let him dry off and eat some food and then the beggar went on his way. About four months later, the Sydney hospital called Howe at his home and asked him to come in. The beggar was there and needed to talk to someone. Howe was the only person he could think of. When Howe arrived, the beggar told Howe of his story of how his name was Killorain and he had spent much of his life in prison. He told Howe of the other three men and the buried treasure that he was now too sick and old to reclaim. He gave Howe Alvarez’s map and asked him to go get the treasure.
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Howe left the hospital and started to investigate the story. He found out that there had been a major theft from the church of Pisco and that four men came to the town of Cooktown after claiming to have been shipwrecked. He went back to the Sydney hospital to talk to Killorain but found out that he had already died. Howe sold all he owned and set sail for Tahiti and then move on to the small reef of Pinaki. In February of 1913, Howe set up to live on Pinaki and he lived there for thirteen years, creating a grid and looking for the treasure systematically. After coming up with nothing after all that time, he went back to Tahiti and started to ask about the Bosun Bird, the ship that had been shipwrecked off the small coral reek of Pinaki. He found out that the ship had never been near Pinaki at all but it had been a different coral reef.
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Taking Alvarez’s map once again, he set sail looking for the treasure. It didn’t take him long to find the jewels and the doubloons and all he had left then was the gold. According to the map, it was at the bottom of a pear-shaped pool. He searched the pool and found pieces of wood, which he assumed were parts of the ship and was convinced that he was well on his way to finding the rest of the treasure. However, he knew that he still had the problem of pulling fourteen tons of gold out of the pool and he did not want to ask any of the locals for help because he didn’t want them to know that he had found anything, especially with them already knowing his location. Instead, he reburied the jewels and the doubloons and went back to tell the locals that he hadn’t found anything.
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Howe moved back to Australia and gathered together a small group of investors and prospectors that could help him go back to get the treasure. While the plans were being made, Howe went out to the gold mines to look for gold in 1932. He kept in touch with those that were still making plans but then suddenly, all contact with Howe stopped and he was never heard from again. Continuing on with their plans, the prospectors and investors went to Tahiti to look for the gold in January 1934. They believed that they may have found the reef that the treasure was buried but they had just begun to start looking when they ran out of money. They went back to their investors and asked for more money but the investors were no longer interested in funding this seemingly-useless expedition.
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The treasure has never been recovered and is still buried on an island near Katiu and Makemo. For those very interested in being the first ones to be able to uncover the treasure and keep it as their own, it is known to be a deserted island while Alvarez and his men were camped there and while Howe and his crew were working to find the treasure. On the eastern side of the reef is a coral pinnacle and there is a small passageway to the left. However, there is no harbour or place for a ship to enter. About three miles from the passageway is the pear-shaped pool that is thought to have the gold.
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Where is the lost gold in Clear Creek?

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.
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Most of the wagons made it through to the other side without event but the wagon of a certain Mr. Bishop wasn’t so fortunate. Circumstance led him to crossing the creek just a bit further down than the rest of the group. What he didn’t know was that the water was much deeper here than in the area that surrounded the rest of the group. While Bishop and the horses made it to shore safely, the wagonload was quickly carried away by the waters that were still to rough. With his wagon washed away the $40,000 he had been carrying inside a small chest in the wagon. The group remained at the site the entire week, combing the banks time and time again, looking for the chest filled with gold. Not seeing any sign of it, they grew weary of the search and continued to Horsetown. They would all make the journey back from time to time, still in search of the missing gold but it was never found.
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The story was almost dead and forgotten until 1910 when a treasure hunter by the name of William Dreestelhorst found a gold coin worth ten dollars along the same banks one day. The coin dated back to 1841 and clearly showed initials of “SMV.” The words “California Gold” also showed clearly around the rim of the coin. This concluded that the coin had been made by an assayer and that it was exactly the same coin that the Mormons would have been carrying so many years ago.

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, it’s thought to be in the area of southwest Clear Creek in Redding, California.

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THE LOST TREASURE IN THE
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.
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There was so much gold cemented within the ledge however that one of the men didn’t believe that it was real gold. The man who knew treasure when he saw it spent much time pounding away at the gold. His efforts were rewarded with approximately ten pounds of the gold to take with him. He also drew a map of the area, for he was determined to come back and retrieve the rest of the treasure. The man who did not believe that the gold was real soon became sick and died along the way of their journey. The man who held onto the gold was in fine health momentarily however, the gold became too heavy for him to keep carrying around with him so he tossed it along the rest of his way.
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When he arrived in Millerton, California, he became very ill as well and needed to make his way to San Francisco in the hopes of receiving medical help. Once in San Francisco, he was diagnosed as having tuberculosis by a man named Dr. Randall. The man however, had no money to pay for his treatment and was far too sick to be travelling back to the gold to retrieve more. As payment for the treatment Dr. Randall gave him, the man gave him what little gold he had and the map that he had drawn of how to get to the location.
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In 1861 Dr. Randall called together a few people to come and help him find the treasure. Randall’s group, which grew in numbers once the prospecting began and their focus was mainly on the area known as Pumice Flat. People began to learn of the cement gold treasure that lay in wait for someone to discover it and soon, many hunters were combing the area trying to be the first to find the gold that looks like cement.
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Some believe that two men from Dr. Randall’s group did in fact find the treasure and had it on them when they died. It was a bad time to be in the area. The Owen Valley Indian War had just begun and the Indians weren’t happy that the white men were coming to find camp all around their land. Some Indians who were particularly angry with these men found the two men from Dr. Randall’s group who had found the treasure and had them killed. Of course, these men died before they could reveal where the gold-filled ledge sat.
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The treasure is thought to still be there today. Given details from the story, it’s thought to be located near the particularly dense woods near the headwaters of the Sierra Mountain.

THE LOST TREASURE OF THE
COLORADO ROCKIES

Where is the lost treasure of the Colorado Rockies?
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In what is now known as Las Animas County in the southeastern part of Colorado a wagon train carrying 1,500 pound of gold ingots was attached by renegade Indians and a gang of outlaws, in 1858. The travelers fought off the would-be robbers and headed into Chacuaco Canyon believing they would elude the thieves.

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.
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After hiding the gold, the three men escaped and made their way to a Mexican village that was nearby. They did go back to retrieve the hidden gold, but once close to their destination they were killed by a party of Ute Indians.

Today, the treasure is still hidden away in a rocky area near the creek in Chacuaco Canyon in the southeaster part of Colorado.

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LOST COLORADO TREASURESWhere are some lost Colorado treasures?

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.
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The legend states the gold was buried around 300 feet from a weird arrangement of rocks, many claim the rocks are in the shape of a doll or at least as close as you can get to a shape of woman. This pile of rocks stood 30 feet high. Before, the Spaniards could retrieve the hidden gold they were all killed most likely by Indian attacks.

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.
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Devil’s Head Mountain

You can find Devil’s 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 1800’s 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 Devil’s Head road and begin exploring you may be the first to find more than just a gold coin you may hit pay dirt.
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COLUMBIA CITY AND
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 Copier’s farm and the crew rowed back to the larger ship and set sail.
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Upon returning after a two years, in 1843, the Indians were gone, however, the treasure was nowhere to be seen.

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.

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THE LOST TREASURE OF THE
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.


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With the train robbery in 1904, it is believed that $10,000 of the original $30,000 was found by a man digging a septic tank close to Letts in 1934. The rest of the loot has not been discovered but the speculations are that it is hidden somewhere between Letts and Columbus Junction.

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.
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Today, both of these treasures have not been recovered and are still waiting to be found. Get out our Geiger counter and start searching; you may be the one to find all the loot.

THE LOST TREASURE OF
CORPUS CHRISTI


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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Buried on St. Joseph Island across from Rockport are ornaments and gold that were designed for a Vera Cruz cathedral. Another treasure on St. Joseph Islands near the southern end is payroll that was intended for Spanish soldiers.

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.
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Padre Island is known for a hidden treasure of pieces of eight and doubloons that were stuffed into large cannons made of brass. A Spanish ship wrecked off the coast of Padre Island carrying over 50,000 pounds of precious metal. Another Spanish galleon named Capitana is also reported to be off the coast of Padre Island with over $1,000,000. The French ship Maria Theresa is another ship off the coast of Padre Island. It is estimated to be located at the mid-point of Kennedy County. This French ship was carrying $100,000 to $210,000 when it sank. Keep searching off the coast of Padre Island for treasure from the side-wheel steamer Paisano that had canvas bags on board that were filled with $200,000. Go to the northern tip of Padre Island and then inland for around 20 miles and start digging to see if you can find the treasure that was buried in Kleberg County from a Spanish ship that was stranded on the coast.
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As you can see, there is more than one fortune to be found in and around Corpus Christi, Texas. All of these treasures have been reported and can be found in the library in the history section, however, not one of the treasures have been discovered.

THE DACHAU NAZI WAR TREASURE

Where is the Dachau Nazi war treasure?

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Lost in Austria, a $50 million treasure is waiting for a treasure hunter able to recreate the conditions of an escape route running from Germany to one of the lakes near Strasburg in the heart of the Austrian Alps.

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.
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Dachau was not only a prison for Jewish people, but for about 1,173 Nazi war criminals imprisoned there. One of them, a former officer of the SS condemned to death, revealed to Dr. Wilhem Groß the existence of an impressive treasure. Dr. Groß, an Austrian born physician, identified the place described by the prisoner and shared this information with Edward Greger, a U.S. Army intelligence officer stationed in Austria in 1952.

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.
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In the mid-40’s, Lake Lünersee was an isolated region and they thought that nobody could find the treasure for years... they were right indeed. Those German officers were led to death for war crimes and seven years after the treasure was buried, the only man who knew its location was Dr. Groß. However, in 1952, the area was eroded by the passing of the time and the only signs to find the treasure disappeared.

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.
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THE LOST TREASURE AT
DAVIS MOUNTAIN


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.

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Somewhere along the way, it is belied in southeastern Arizona; the train was robbed by a gang of bandits. These outlaws traveled through Skeleton Canyon and buried their treasure on what they all called Davis Mountain. You can search all day long on any map of Arizona and you will never find a place called Davis Mountain. However, the outlaws left behind directions to their stolen treasure, but no one knows the reason no one returned to retrieve their loot.

The directions to this infamous treasure were spoken by one of the outlaws on his deathbed and were accounted as:
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Go west across the plains to Davis Mountain, a bald, rounded granite dome visible for miles. When you get to Davis Mountain, keep going west for around 1 to 1 ½ miles until you see a canyon. The east wall of the canyon is wooded, while the west is sheer rock. The creek will plunge over a ledge into a small cataract about 10 feet high and Silver Spring flows into the canyon on the west end. Close to the spring is a very tall juniper tree. Under this juniper tree is a grave that is marked with slabs of stone. At the head of the grave, there is $500 in gold buried there in a tin can.

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.
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THE LOST TREASURE OF
DEAD MAN'S CAVE

Where is the lost treasure of Dead Man's Cave?

If you have plenty of time of your hands and wish to find some real gold bars then finding the caves somewhere in the wet mountains near Silvercliff is where you should venture.

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As the legend goes in 1880, three prospectors were around two miles north of what is known today as Dead Man Camp. These prospectors were S.J. Harkman, H.A. Melton, and E.J. Oliver. A storm began to blow and a blizzard was in the making. The three started searching for shelter. They noticed a small opening in the wall of the canyon and made their way through the opening. Using their torches to light the way they came upon a 20-foot long room. There were other tunnels leading away from this one room. They picked one and headed deeper into the cavern until they reached a large vault like room. In this room, Melton noticed man made shelves carved into the wall, on the shelves were odd shaped stones. They all three examined the stones and found to their surprise it was crude bars of gold.
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Once the storm let up, they headed immediately to Silvercliff each with 5 bars of gold. Once there they had the gold appraised and each bar was worth $900. Many people tried their best to get just one of the three to let them in on the whereabouts of the gold. However, neither of them would talk. In the spring, they headed out once more to retrieve this gold, but they could never find the exact location. As far as anyone knows, these crude shaped bars of gold are still on those man made shelves somewhere in the wet mountains.

THE LOST TREASURE OF
DEATH VALLEY

Where is the lost treasure of Death Valley?

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During the 1870’s, on the east side of the Sierra Nevada Range, Desert Steamers, Desert Steamers were used to haul the silver ore from the silver mines. Many stories about the different steamers used this time talk of lost treasures.

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.
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One such story that has been passed down through history is one telling about $200,000 in gold bullion, which was lost on either the Bessie Brady or the Mollie Stevens. The stories were never exactly told in the same fashion or even mentioning the same steamer. However, the money amount and Owens Lake were in each tale.

Another tale that has been in circulation since the early 1900’s 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.
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One other incident, which is not supported by any documentation, was the alleged loss of a wagonload of bullion that was being carried on one of the steamers before their demise. The tale, originated by a man who said he heard it from the captain of the boat, contends that the steamer was carrying two wagons loaded with bullion when one slipped off into the lake. Allegedly, when a high wind hit the bullion-filled wagon, not sufficiently chained to the deck, the wagon was swept into the lake. The tale continues that while the wagon and some of the gold was recovered, a good amount remained in the depths of the water.

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.
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The gold and other valuable treasure has not been found as of yet, but discoveries such as a 300 pound ship propeller and a 400 pound hand wrought iron anchor prove there was a lake at the location. Gold and silver ore are there it is just a matter of seeking it out.


THE LOST TREASURE OF THE
DEATH VALLEY MINE



Where is the lost treasure of the Death Valley mine?

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In 1850, a group of emigrants was headed to California’s gold country with Captain Jefferson Hunt in the lead. They camped at White Sage Flat, which is just a bit west of Death Valley. When they first left, there were 107 wagons in search of their fortune headed to California. Of course, with this many people they are always different opinions as to the best route to take even if Captain Hunt had traveled this area and taken others to California.

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.
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The Georgia-Mississippi party hiked over the Panamints and wandered through the cold countryside until they reached White Sage Flat and made a camp. The Jayhawkers and Briers left and went their own way and arrived at White Sage Flat one day after the Georgia-Mississippi party. When they arrived, they saw Captain Towne carving a new gunsight for his rifle. The gunsight he was carvings was from pure silver! The Georgia-Mississippi party told the tale of silver ore that just below their camp on top of a mesa. As the tale goes, the silver ore covered the top of the mesa.
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However, since it was winter and supplies were running so low, finding food and shelter from the harsh winter was more important at the time than any silver mine, so they traveled onward to their original destination. After traveling nearly a month more, they finally made it to Mariposa, which was at the southern end of the gold country. Here many of the emigrants began a new life, however, some could not shake the thoughts of the silver covering the mesa top.

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.
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There are different versions of this tale according to which member of the parties you are talking with, however, they all claim the silver ore is there, the only difference is which party was responsible for finding the mine in the beginning. The silver ore is still there hidden away for only the lucky to find.


DEVILS TOWER LOST GOLD



Where is the Devils Tower lost gold?
5 years ago
Close to the northeastern corner of Wyoming is a mountain that resembles a very large tree stump. Several legends have centered on this mysterious mountain as well as others areas near by. The tower is located in what is known as the Black Hills and has some of the largest caves in the world under it, which include Jewel Cave, and Wind Cave. During the 1880’s many flocked to the area during the gold rush to mine for gold in this area. the legend that I am about to tell is one that has never been proven, however, if you know much about Indians, all stories were passed down from father to son and could very well be true.

    
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