How To Find More Treasure Sites - Share

By Edward Anderson
From page 11 of the June, 1997 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © June, 1997 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved

Many treasure hunters, like myself, know of a particular place or location we would like to return to, make a few more passes with our detector, and perhaps find a few more coins or pieces of jewelry that were overlooked the last time.

I am sure for most of us there are several places that stand out in our memory, places that perhaps are too distant to travel, places we didn't search thoroughly enough because of extreme weather conditions, or worse - our batteries gave out and we forgot to bring that extra set.

If this is the case, then let's share the wealth. Why not share this information with a fellow treasure hunter and don't hesitate to ask your fellow detectorists if they also know of a location that might be included in your coming travel plans.

I can think of three places right off that will be far in the distant future before I return there, so why let these unfound coins just remain in the ground and deteriorate? Why not let another treasure hunter have a go at these locations?

As a start, let me share three locations with you and, who knows, they might be right in your own neighborhood.

Site of an old farmhouse that has been torn down:

This would be the 400 block of Park St. in the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky, in the southwest area of Kentucky and just off Interstate 1-65 at Exit 28. The 400 block of Park St. on the east side is mostly vacant land, but at one time this was the site of a large, wooden farmhouse surrounded by a large, spacious yard. I know the place well because I grew up right across the street.

As a boy many years ago (more years than I care to remember), I played with other boys my age in this yard and, on more than one occasion, would come home after a ballgame or penny pitching session wondering what happened to the change I had in my pockets. Perhaps it is still there to be found. The old house has been torn down for many years, but the ground is still level and shouldn't be loaded with trash items. The property belongs to the city and hunting should not be a problem.

American Legion Flea Market (Post #0334):

The Flea Market is at 929 E. 139th St. in Tampa, Florida. This post has an outdoor/indoor flea market open to the public year round. I have hunted there several times and have never come away empty-handed. You will be working in Florida sand, so don't forget to bring the sand scoop. Permission to hunt can be obtained form Dorothy Rowe, Post Adjutant. Dorothy is a retired Navy nurse and a nice person to meet.

The best place to search is along the outside aisles that run north and south. The tables are removed after each weekend and there are no high weeds and very little grass.

This location is just a short ride, about 15 minutes from the Bush Garden Theme Park, so drop off the family at the park and have plenty of time to hunt.

RV Park:

Camp Nebraska RV Park at 10314 Nebraska Ave, Tampa, Florida, is just off Exit 34 on Interstate 1-275.

Camp Nebraska is an interesting place to see. What was once a tourist court back in the old days, made up of wooden cabins, has since become a combination of mobile homes, travel trailers and motor homes. It is said it is a blended atmosphere of the old and the new. The owner of the park is Lars Rolfsen, an old sailor who can spin some very good stories, having spent so many years at sea and in foreign ports.

I have hunted at this park for several years and tourists and campers have lost many coins. That concludes the places that come to mind - places that I miss, but may be some reader's good fortune.