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In 1966 True Treasure magazine started publication as a bi-monthly and was soon joined by Treasure World magazine, also a bi-monthly published on alternate months. In December 1975 these two magazines were joined and re-named Lost Treasure magazine.

Over the years three other magazines, Rockhound, Treasure Facts and Treasure Cache were added to the publishing family. Of these six magazines only Treasure Cache/Treasure Facts and Lost Treasure are currently being published.

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Buried In The Desert

By Anthony M Belli
From page 62 of the September, 2004 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2004 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Proclaimed as Las Vegas` crime of the century, the murder of Casino mogul Lonnie Ted Binion topped the news in 1998.

But the Nevada Supreme Court recently overturned the lower courts conviction of two suspects charged in the slaying. New in... (1287 Total Words)

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Buried Kentucky Treasure

By John K. Ward
From page 24 of the June, 1977 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1977 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Fear of bank failures has caused many people to use the earth as their personal depository. The death of the depositor has caused many of these buried caches to become treasures worth looking for. Such is the case of Amos Dadisman.
When Dadism... (216 Total Words)

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Buried Loot At Robbers Roost

By Buckley Wright
From page 22 of the April, 1973 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1973 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
That there is an enormous cache of gold dust and nuggets buried within a stones throw of Montanas famous (or infamous) Robbers Roost is entirely possible.

Robbers Roost, located beside the old stage road between Virginia City and Twin Bridg... (528 Total Words)
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Buried Loot In Indiana

By Bill Henry
From page 60 of the August, 1967 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1967 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Marshfield, Indiana, was the scene of a train robbery by the Rena Gang May 22, 1868. Seven outlaws held up and commandeered the train, taking it four miles outside the town of Seymour, where they robbed the safe of $80,000.

The gang fled on... (233 Total Words)

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Buried Loot In Oklahoma

By Ben Townsend
From page 13 of the May, 1977 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1977 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The hot night air off the Oklahoma countryside rushed past the engine cab of the Flyer, the Missouri-Kansas & Texas' crack passenger train speeding north out of Muskogee for the division point at Parsons, Kansas.

His face glowing red fr... (1524 Total Words)

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Buried Pirate Gold

By Trini Concoles
From page 9 of the March, 2001 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2001 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Grand Terre Island is located in Jefferson Parrish at the entrance to Barataria Bay off the coast of southeast Louisiana, near the Barataria Lighthouse. Barataria Pass is a narrow straight connecting Barataria Bay with the Gulf of Mexico. It was... (1068 Total Words)
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Buried Silver Dollars

By Robert C. Mills
From page 1 of the January, 1968 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1968 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

An old house stands on the Deanburg road just past the little town of Medon, Tennessee, in Hardeman County. The house once belonged to Troy H. Allen. It is located about 500 feet from the road in the woods to the right about half a mile after one ... (465 Total Words)

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Buried Treasure At Arivaca

By Vernon Vannoy
From page 40 of the June, 1977 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1977 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Buried somewhere in the old Spanish town of Arivaca in southern Pima County, Arizona, is a large accumulation of gold and silver taken from the mines in the area.
It was in the early days of Arizona history when the country was still dominated... (335 Total Words)

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Buried Treasure May Be A Health Hazard

By John H. Murrell
From page 26 of the August, 2006 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2006 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Many articles in old newspapers and books about the old days in the Indian Nations touch on the subject on buried or stolen hard money; gold and silver that is.

The method most used to deprive the general public of their hard earned cash in... (1434 Total Words)

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Buried Treasure Of Genoa

By Vern Hammond
From page 63 of the October, 1972 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1972 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
One day in 1860, the eastbound stage, headed for the Comstock mines with the monthly payroll, was stopped near Genoa, Nevada, by two daring outlaws who relieved the driver of a keg containing $20,000 in gold coins. All the resources of the law were u... (229 Total Words)
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Buried Treasure on th Island of Calypso

By Ruth Frendo
From page 12 of the January, 2012 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2012 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Imagine digging up a priceless treasure made of gold and precious stones that also forms part of human history...
Now envision having to choose between either parting with your discovery for a meager sum or giving up your life…
What w... (1100 Total Words)

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Buried Treasure on the Cache La Poudre

By D. Van Atchley
From page 60 of the August, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

In 1911, Jacques LaBorgeans arrived in Fort Collins, Colorado, asking about certain landmarks in the area, then began recruiting men from town to guide him to these landmarks. LaBorgeans, a French-Canadian, made no secret of his purpose and told e... (374 Total Words)

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Buried Treasures Of The Great Plains (w.c. Jameson) Virgil Earp, Western Peace Officer (donald Chaput) The Nuggetshooter's Bible, Follow The Drywashers Vol. 3 (jim Straight)

By Elizabeth Marie Demorest
From page 36 of the September, 1999 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1999 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The Great Plains States
Get out your hiking boots, grab your detector and shovel and hit the trail Buried Treasures of the Great Plains by W.C. Jameson is your guide to treasures youve always wanted to find.
Jameson, a long-time treasure ... (935 Total Words)

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Burnt Chimney

By Albert Atwell
From page 41 of the January, 2005 issue of Treasure Cache
Copyright © 2005 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

As the story goes, he said, A man by the name of Jubal Early had five of his strongest slaves load a rather large kettle onto a sleigh. It was filled to the brim with gold coins.

Tall tales, rumors, hearsay and just idle talk can put you on... (1696 Total Words)

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Burt Alvord's Lost Outlaw Stash

By Angie Irons
From page 25 of the January, 1991 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1991 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Burt Alvord and his gun happy henchman Billy Stiles were one-time peace officers gone wrong. Neither one of them were really very successful as bandits. Sixty-thousand dollars was the most money they ever stole and they didn't even benefit from th... (1578 Total Words)

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Burwash - A Unique Opportunity For Treasure Hunters

By Maria Da Silva
From page 20 of the October, 2012 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2012 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Sidewalks are now cracked and obscured by leaves, lawns are choked with weeds and wild shrubs, the sign on Highway 69 warning motorists against picking up hitchhikers has been removed, and buildings are now silent and in ruin.
An aura of decay ... (1678 Total Words)

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Bush Rat Gold

By William Hayne
From page 48 of the January, 1972 issue of Treasure World
Copyright © 1972 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

In June of 1934 my father, an avid prospector, talked me into going with him on a jaunt into the bush in western Ontario. I was only 17 and fresh out of high school and money, so I had nothing to lose by hunting a little gold. We camped in the wil... (1004 Total Words)

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Bushwhacker Treasure

By Carl F, Hoots
From page 15 of the September, 1972 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1972 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

BA gasping man in a Kansas City hospital called to the nurse on duty. I must talk to someone, anyone, he begged Right away!

A patient, Tom Hoots, was brought from a room across the hail to hear the dying mans story of a fabulous cache of st... (1396 Total Words)

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Butch Cassidy and the Montpelier Bank Robbery

By John C. Fine
From page 32 of the August, 2010 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2010 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

“The Indians had no permanent campgrounds here. They came in summer, hunted and fished and got out of here in winter. They were smarter than the white men,” Max Lauridsen smiled. His mother’s family came into the Bear Lake area of Idaho with... (3052 Total Words)

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Butch Cassidy's Lost Gold In New Mexico

By Ken Weinman
From page 40 of the March, 1994 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1994 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The outlaw trail of Butch Cassidy and his gang extended from Wyoming to New Mexico. They specialized in the robbing of trains and banks. They worked out of three western mountain hideouts that were so inaccessible, the law feared to go there. They... (1449 Total Words)

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Butch Mayes Master Treasure Hunter

By Tom Vance
From page 18 of the December, 1997 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1997 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Fifty-six-year-old, long-time treasure hunter Butch Mayes is enthusiastic about his hobby of metal detecting. You can see it in his eyes and hear it in his voice as he relates bits of information on what appears to be a lifetime involvement with m... (1646 Total Words)

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Butch Mayes, Civil War Camp Ground Hunter

By Tom Vance
From page 26 of the April, 1999 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1999 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Youve got to understand the conditions under which the soldiers of the Civil War were forced to operate. Take for instance the way they were paid. Every bit of their pay was hard cash, no paper, so if they were paid a dollar it was mostly in penni... (1710 Total Words)

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Butch's Secret Secure

By Lost Treasure
From page 45 of the September, 1980 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1980 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Lula Parker Betenson died recently without revealing a family secret that may have settled once and for all the mystery of what happened to her brother, the outlaw Butch Cassidy.Mrs. Betenson was 96 when she died of natural causes in a Panguitch, ... (363 Total Words)

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Butte Creek Cache

By Steve Brown
From page 59 of the January, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

"Wells, Fargo and Company advertise a capital stock of $500,000 and can afford to lose this little dab," declared the robber as he removed $16,000 in gold from the stagecoach strongbox.

Wells, Fargo and Company had a different reaction, for... (279 Total Words)

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Buttons Along The Mohawk

By Jay Pastor
From page 43 of the April, 2007 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2007 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

On a frigid November morning&#44 I dug up 18 Revolutionary War era buttons from a bean field in central New York. But dont envy me too much. Not one of them had an imprint on its face.
(Anyway&#44 my interest was only in coins.) From t... (799 Total Words)

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Buying Gems in Thailand

By John Goyette
From page 20 of the February, 2011 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2011 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The trip to Thailand is far from short; from New York to Bangkok is a 26-hour flight.
I landed in Bangkok at 11:54 p.m. and the weird thing is that it is a 24-hour time difference, so I definitely had jet lag.
The place I needed to go was a ... (1805 Total Words)

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Buzzard Hill Gold

By Bob Turpin
From page 18 of the March, 1994 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1994 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Buzzard Hill is located seven miles north of present Spiro, Oklahoma. The last known attempt to find the lost gold of Buzzard Hill was made in 1931 by two Okmulgee men; Hugh Bradshaw, a district su­pervisor for the state highway de­partmen... (1064 Total Words)

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Caballo Bay Silver Hoard

By Gerry Erberich
From page 41 of the January, 1972 issue of Treasure World
Copyright © 1972 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Most treasure enthusiasts, be they armchair or in-the-field types, have become accustomed to reading of, or searching for, treasures dating back a hundred years or more. They might be surprised to know that there is a fabulous lost fortune that da... (1556 Total Words)

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Cabin Fever Coin Hunt

By James E. Mulkey
From page 34 of the August, 2011 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2011 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Coin-shooters are constantly searching for new places to hunt for coins, the older the location the better. Mostly because that’s where the rare, more valuable coins will likely be found.
Coins like Mercury dimes, Morgan silver dollars, a... (1485 Total Words)

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Cabin Of Death Charles Kennedy's Grisly Cache

By Margaret L. Lewis
From page 62 of the January, 2002 issue of Treasure Cache
Copyright © 2002 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

A few of the residents of Elizabethtown suddenly recalled that quite a few people had been reported as missing during recent months and that one of them was a Taos merchant who was said to have left Elizabethtown with $1,400 in gold coins, headed ... (1645 Total Words)

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Cabin Wreck: The Galleon That Keeps On Giving

By Thomas V. Gidus
From page 8 of the June, 1996 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1996 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

There is an incredibly productive treasure site that every year, for nearly 40 years ,has given up part of its vast wealth $50 million worth of gold, silver, gems and jewelry. Millions of dollars still remain and its possible for you to share in ... (1580 Total Words)

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Cabinet Car Gold

By Albert Atwell
From page 36 of the April, 2006 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2006 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Confirmation of General Robert E. Lees surrender reached Confederate government headquarters on Monday, April 10, 1865, when Captain W. P. Graves delivered the official message to Danville. The city had been the temporary capitol of the Confederac... (1245 Total Words)

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Cache At Chimney Rock

By Gk Hawk
From page 51 of the February, 1969 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1969 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
In the early days of the gold rush, five successful prospectors, lately of California, plodded eastward on the Old Spanish Trail, each riding a mule. Four other mules carried their camp equipment and the fortune they had mined in California$50,000 in... (296 Total Words)
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Cache at Mud Springs Station

By C. Kutac
From page 62 of the September, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

In 1865, the Sioux ran rampant over Colorado and Nebraska, attacking wagon trains and stage stations, and killing and burning with abandon. One soldier fell victim to the Indians, and when his body was found, it contained 97 arrows by actual count... (187 Total Words)

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Cache Crops: What Was Left In the Farm Fields?

By Michael Mosley
From page 28 of the October, 2003 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2003 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Places I have always enjoyed searching, and have had my share of successes with, are plowed fields. Over the years since I first began detecting, I’ve searched in all sorts of conditions and all sorts of places - surf so rough I could r... (1111 Total Words)

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Cache Found By The Krajewski Family

By Sheila K. Stogsdill
From page 52 of the September, 2003 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2003 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

A former Pennsylvania police officer, convicted of masterminding a plan to finance a treasure hunting expedition by robbing a drug dealers home, has found a multi-million dollar treasure cache off the coast of Ecuador. Edward P. Krajewski, Jr., 53... (660 Total Words)

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Cache Hunting For Coin-shooters

By James E. Mulkey
From page 14 of the July, 2000 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2000 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Why not find coins by the bushel instead of one at a time? Cache hunters find dozens, if not 100's, of coins at a time. A cache can be anything of value that someone has hidden for one reason or another. For instance, during the Great Depression y... (1328 Total Words)

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Cache La Poudre

By Ken Weinman
From page 36 of the January, 2003 issue of Treasure Cache
Copyright © 2003 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Mike the Irishman and Hans the Dutchman were two hard working prospectors who came in the early 1860s to Fort Collins, then in the middle of a wilderness known as Kansas Territory. The post was established to protect the scattered settlers of the ... (1303 Total Words)

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Cache Of The Pug Nose Bandit

By Gary Hinkley
From page 40 of the October, 1996 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1996 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Of all the bandits of the Southwest Pedro Nevarez, also known as El Chato (which loosely means pug nose) was the most feared. El Chato plundered and robbed travelers from El Paso to Santa Fe with impunity. El Chato was a cutthroat who lost part of hi... (1479 Total Words)
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Cache Of Vengeance

By Margaret Lewis
From page 76 of the December, 1998 issue of Treasure Cache
Copyright © 1998 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Silver Bars at Snipe Keys
He stood at the wheel waiting. Slowly they drew abreast of the galleon, and at 40 yards range, Van Oss gave the order. The ports flew up; the cannons ran out. From the galleon there was a shout of alarm, drowned by th... (1662 Total Words)

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Cache's Are Easier To Find Than You Might Think!

By Paul Casey
From page 10 of the January, 2005 issue of Treasure Facts
Copyright © 2005 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Ive been detecting for the past 10 years or so and have done pretty well searching for coins and other goodies in the parks, schools and church yards surrounding my house in the Atlanta area despite some stiff competition. While recovering a Barbe... (1391 Total Words)
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Caches From A Camp Destroyed By Its Own Army

By Matt Roberts
From page 12 of the January, 2012 issue of Treasure Cache
Copyright © 2012 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Head:
Many treasure hunters don’t know about this kind of cache.The Treasure:
Thousands of dollars worth of personal items, silver and gold coins cached by Civil War soldiers.Lead In:
Only six months after the Confederate army built... (1250 Total Words)

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Caches Of The Mighty Deluge

By Ken Weinman
From page 21 of the January, 1997 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1997 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

On Oct. 1, 1911, the headlines of disaster screamed across the land. Even as far away at Albuquerque, N.M., the Pennsylvania disaster was front-page news:

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DIE; SCORES INJURED BY FLOOD AND FIRE, the headline read. Men, wo... (1252 Total Words)

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Cachie's Cache

By Joe Meis
From page 28 of the March, 2004 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2004 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Cachie was an unfortunate Indian princess. She had the face of a burro, a deformed foot with a chest flat as a tabletop. Possibly to make up for these deficiencies, she was given more intelligence than many of her tribal members. Not even the fact t... (2115 Total Words)
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Cachie's Secret

By Gary Hinkley
From page 22 of the August, 1997 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1997 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Whatever people thought of her, no one would ever dream that Cachie, an Indian princess, would someday know the location of three of Arizona's biggest gold deposits. Two of the treasures were later found, the third is still undiscovered.

Ca... (1260 Total Words)

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Cactus Patch Treasure

By Eugene Anderson
From page 26 of the October, 1971 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1971 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

How a treasure believed to be worth at least $300,000 came to be buried within sight of what is now the famed Hollywood Bowl, and how its approximate location is thought to be so well established, is the result of a remarkable series of eventsall ... (3223 Total Words)

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Calendar Of Events

By Janet Warford-Perry
From page 50 of the August, 2002 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2002 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

June 15-16Leroy, Neb. 29th Annual National Treasure Hunt sponsored by Nebraskaland Treasure Hunters at the old ghost town site of Millington (Leroy). Contact Don Day, 304 N. Boggs, Grand Island, NE 68803 (308) 384-6679, email Read More

 

California

By Anthony J. Pallante
From page 22 of the March, 1998 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1998 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Mark Twain's Treasure Tale

The discovery of gold at his mill drove Sutter into financial ruin.


Lost cement mines

Mark Twain was the first to write of the Lost Cement mine. His 1872 tome, Roughing It, tells of three ... (1467 Total Words)
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California

By Anthony J. Pallante
From page 28 of the November, 2000 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2000 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
1. Calico
2. Dutch Oven Mine
3. Half gallon of gold
4. San Augustino
5. Van Duzen Mine
Lucky Joe and the Treasure of Calico
The silver mines at Calico produced over $86,000,000 worth of high grade ore in a little ... (1628 Total Words)
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California

By Anthony J. Pallante
From page 22 of the July, 1999 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1999 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Send Not For Tom Bell
Between 1848 and 1852 California miners retrieved about $250,000,000 worth of gold.
Tom Bell loot
1. When captured while attempting to rob a freight wagon, small time highwayman Thomas Hodges gave the name of a... (1569 Total Words)
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