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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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Topaz Mountain

By J A Robison
From page 57 of the June, 1970 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1970 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Pale gray Topaz Mountain looms strangely out of the desolate basin and range province about 150 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah. The locality is on the southwest end of the Thomas Range, approximately 60 miles west of the small railroad st... (928 Total Words)

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Topeka's Treasure Creek

By Thomas B. Jewell
From page 32 of the February, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Shunganunga Creek was usually placid during the last century, but sometimes it raged out of control, grasping and destroying anything caught in its flood waters. Such was the fate of Frank Abbott's wagon, lumber...and cash.

Settlers in Waba... (509 Total Words)

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Touching History...What This Hobby if All About

By Andy Sabisch
From page 11 of the February, 2010 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2010 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The late 1500’s were a time when the major powers in Europe – Spain and England – began expanding their spheres of influence by establishing distant colonies, and the New World attracted attention from both countries.
In 1584, Sir Walter ... (3028 Total Words)

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Tourist Ghost Towns: Tips For Hunting These Hot Spots

By James E. Mulkey
From page 56 of the February, 2003 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2003 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Ghost town aficionados will tell you that there are two kinds of ghost towns where you can use metal detectors - real ghost towns that are completely abandoned and tourist ghost towns. Furthermore, there are two types of tourist ghost towns - thos... (1122 Total Words)

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Town Of Little Treasures

By T. W. Paterson
From page 26 of the April, 1971 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1971 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

If you are a serious treasure hunter who will settle for the little treasures, then Cumberland, British Columbia, is the place for you.

Unlike legendary lost mines, you dont have to brave mountain wilds or desert heat to make your finds in ... (2017 Total Words)

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Towns And Villages In Alabama

By Michale W Mosley
From page 32 of the October, 2007 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2007 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Ive been swinging a metal detector for over 21 years and havent come close to scratching the surface of what this wonderful state has to offer the metal detecting treasure hunter.

Alabama is a state chock-full of interesting history. Tales ... (1589 Total Words)

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Toxic Waste

By Vincent Arrigali Sr.
From page 44 of the February, 1997 issue of Treasure Facts
Copyright © 1997 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The story your about to read, not only hurts the people of our hobby, but the people of our nation, today and in the future.
Lets take a moment to step back in time, the time of the American Revolutionary War. The British, occupied a large por... (1486 Total Words)

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Trace Of Treasure

By Trini Concoles
From page 7 of the December, 1998 issue of Treasure Cache
Copyright © 1998 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Mississippis Lost Pirate Gold
Burning with desire for the gold, Bradley soon broke his promise to the Indians and returned to the Pigeon Roost camp. He searched for and found the two slaves, Hinkle and Crawford, and threatened to kill them if ... (1281 Total Words)

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Track And Field Artillery

By Robert Griffin
From page 20 of the July, 2004 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2004 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Do you remember the most embarrassing moment of your life? I do. I really cant help it, since my friend reminds me of it on a fairly regular basis.

I remember it clearly. The year waswell, last year actually. My buddy, Johnny, and I were me... (891 Total Words)

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Tracking Acorns To Treasure

By Trini Concoles
From page 48 of the January, 1997 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1997 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Chico, California, is a small town located in the northern part of the state. It is in Butte County, 80 miles north of Sacramento. It has a modern-day population of about 26,000 people and is noted today for its food processing, lumber and cement.... (909 Total Words)

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Tracking The Trail: In Search Of Sunken Riches

By Ellsworth Boyd
From page 36 of the June, 2003 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2003 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Sand swirled around me in small clouds as if a miniature hurricane had erupted in what, moments before, had been a calm, clear sea. I grabbed a rocky out-cropping and gently exhaled until my chest touched the bottom, bringing me eye to eye with cl... (1777 Total Words)

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Tracking Your Progress

By Frank J Coletti
From page 16 of the January, 2007 issue of Treasure Facts
Copyright © 2007 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The next time you go to the beach, check out your progress as you cover the sand, remembering your detector only covers (detects) in the area your coil moves over. If the coil does not go over a spot, that gold ring will stay in the sand for someo... (1316 Total Words)

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Trading Places

By Anthony J. Pallante
From page 32 of the January, 1997 issue of Treasure Cache
Copyright © 1997 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Pine Robbers Plunder
In modern times Giberson would probably be known as Fast Billy G. As fleet-footed as Indians, both Giberson and his twin sister enjoyed reputations as gifted athletes throughout the Jersey coast. Its said that Bill could c... (1964 Total Words)

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Tragedy And Treasure Of The Atalla

By Jeff Ferguson
From page 38 of the September, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

On the sultry evening of May 5, 1838, the Mississippi steamboat "Atalla" approached Natchez from the north. Her 15-day journey out of St. Louis was now more than half over. En route to New Orleans, she had made several cargo stops along the way. <... (894 Total Words)

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Tragedy On Cache Creek

By William Fee
From page 30 of the July, 1996 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1996 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

John Clark, the claim owner of the Cache Creek mining district of Alaska, was shrewd and didnt have many friends. He had been an officer in the Canadian military and had a strange way about him that rubbed others the wrong way.

It was 1939,... (1140 Total Words)

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Tragedy On Delaware Coast

By Anthony M. Belli
From page 30 of the March, 2005 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2005 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
It is rare for any monthly publication to break a news story, yet that is exactly what we did at Lost Treasure concerning the incident at Lewes Beach, Delaware, in December.

Our subscribers received the news online 48 hours before local and... (1418 Total Words)
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Tragic Canyon

By Ken Weinman
From page 50 of the November, 1995 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1995 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Palo Duro Canyon is located in the center of the Texas Panhandle. It is in Randall and Armstrong counties of northwest Texas, just southeast of Amarillo. It boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the western United States. The Red River form... (1231 Total Words)

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Trail Of Treasure

By Michael Steely
From page 36 of the February, 1997 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1997 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

It is a tale of murder, family togetherness, betrayal, greed, gold and tradition. Although that might sound like a recent romance novel or mini-series, it is actually a treasure mystery that began about 1770 when colonial America collided with the... (970 Total Words)

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Train Robber's Loot In The Rockies

By James E. Mulkey
From page 31 of the August, 2006 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2006 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Once the railroads made their way to Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, the stage lines gradually began to fade away. Stagecoach robbers had to change tactics or else give up their pursuit. Trains were faster and more easily protected than were stagecoac... (1363 Total Words)
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Train Robber's Cache In Oklahoma

By Ken Weinman
From page 24 of the July, 2000 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2000 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Dover, Okla., is a small rural town located on State Highway 81, about halfway between the two small towns of Kingfisher and Hennessee. It is in Kingfisher County, about 40 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. It is a quiet little town today, but an ... (1053 Total Words)

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Train Robbers Loot Found In Denver

By John Manwin
From page 41 of the August, 2007 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2007 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

After prospectors discovered gold in the South Platte River near its junction with Cherry Creek, the town of Denver, Colorado, was founded in 1858. The Colorado gold rush lured fortune seekers, and Denver boomed, as it became the main supply town ... (1120 Total Words)

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Trapped In A Rainbow

By Lance Downing and Diane Leek
From page 12 of the July, 2004 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2004 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The note read, "Walking east to Rainbow Canyon, tar road, our main camp one-half mile past Elgin on main road in cottonwoods - Downing.

We left our main camp in the cottonwoods near Elgin, Nevada, an abandoned railroad stop in Rainbow Canyo... (1324 Total Words)

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Trapper Sam's Lost Gold

By Margaret Lewis
From page 10 of the July, 2008 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2008 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
During the 1860s, an old man known as Trapper Sam made many trips into Denver, Colorado, bringing with him the skin of animals he had trapped just north of the town of Breckenridge. Sam also brought with him lots of raw gold nuggets, and had a strang... (1033 Total Words)
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Trash or Relic? That Is the Question!

By Frank J. Colletti
From page 23 of the April, 2002 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2002 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Reading a treasure magazine will often make the reader wonder whether or not the stories are true in any manner, or just the figments of the writer’s imagination. Over the course of the last decade, I have often read about the stories of fin... (1170 Total Words)

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Travel Less For More Finds

By Andy Sabisch
From page 56 of the April, 2001 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2001 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Recently I have received a number of e-mails and letters asking for tips and suggestions on potential sites to search from detectorists planning trips to destinations far away from home. Many of these people are planning on combining a vacation or... (1584 Total Words)

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Traveling And Treasure Hunting - What You Need To Know!

By Andy Sabisch
From page 56 of the June, 1998 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1998 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

I have received several questions from readers, both by mail and via the Internet, related to taking their metal detectors with them on upcoming vacations. Many popular destinations, such as Hawaii, the Caribbean and Europe, are currently competin... (1237 Total Words)

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Traveling With A Metal Detector

By Ariel Joy
From page 24 of the January, 2006 issue of Treasure Facts
Copyright © 2006 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

One of the most frequently asked questions that I hear is, "Are there any restrictions on traveling on an airplane with a detector? Or, is there any problem traveling with a detector?" Since I have traveled to a Federation of Metal Detectorists an... (1417 Total Words)

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Treading New Ground

By James C Davis
From page 28 of the May, 2004 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2004 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

During early 2001, in a moment of weakness, I broke down and bought one of those fancy metal detectors I had been reading about in all the Lost Treasure magazine articles. Prior to this purchase, I studied the literature diligently and finally set... (576 Total Words)

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Treasure Star Islands Star Attraction

By Al Masters
From page 17 of the June, 1973 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1973 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Off coast of New England, southeast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, lies little Star Island, one of the famous Isles of Shoals group and a spot easily reached over only 10 miles of flashing Atlantic water. Discovered by John Smith in 1614, its prese... (603 Total Words)

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Treasure Ace 100, The Treasure Keeper Bag

By Lost Treasure
From page 47 of the September, 1997 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1997 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The Treasure Ace 100

Garrett Metal Detectors is introducing the Treasure Ace 100, a new economical detector that will enable hobbyists to enjoy the miracles of computerized treasure hunting that many previously felt they could not afford. Th... (430 Total Words)

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Treasure Ace 200, 1998 Clearance Sale Catalog

By Lost Treasure
From page 70 of the February, 1998 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1998 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Treasure Ace 200

Garrett Metal Detectors is introducing the Treasure Ace 200, a new economical detector that will enable hobbyists to enjoy the miracles of computerized treasure hunting many previously felt they could not afford. This new m... (613 Total Words)

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Treasure Ace 300, Remote Controlled Metal Detector

By Lost Treasure
From page 56 of the August, 1998 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1998 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Treasure Ace 300

Garrett Metal Detectors is introducing the Treasure Ace 300, a new economical detector that will enable hobbyists to enjoy the miracles of computerized treasure hunting with LCD target identification that many previously fel... (623 Total Words)

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Treasure Along The Tracks

By Kay Ramsey
From page 38 of the March, 1972 issue of Treasure World
Copyright © 1972 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

My husband Bob and I have been interested in old bottles for almost ten years. But for the first few years the number in our collection stood at one an amber medicine bottle that we found at a remote camp in the Providence Mountains. We didnt know... (1282 Total Words)

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Treasure And The Hare

By Anthony J. Pallante
From page 42 of the October, 1995 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1995 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Between 1790 and 1810 more than three-quarters of a million settlers poured into the once sparsely populated states of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio. The majority of these homesteaders were farmers. When the time came for them to transport their g... (1364 Total Words)

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Treasure At Castle Cap

By Jeff W. Henderson
From page 37 of the April, 1971 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1971 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The narrow walls of Castle Gap in far west Texas, east of U.S. Highway 385 between Crane and McCamey, hold many stories of hidden treasures that have never been found. The most famous of these concerns the fabulous treasure of Maximilian, Napoleon... (825 Total Words)

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Treasure At Cave Landing

By C. Kutac
From page 32 of the May, 1977 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1977 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Call it Pirate's Cove, Robber's Cave or Cave Landing and you're still talking about the same California area that is supposed to harbor three lost treasures. One of the treasures is a possibility, the second is based on tradition, whil... (1736 Total Words)

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Treasure At Chalk Creek

By Sally A Perkins
From page 52 of the July, 1970 issue of Treasure World
Copyright © 1970 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Chalk Creek Canyon is located just west of Nathrop, Colorado. It is here, near Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, that one may follow the legendary footsteps of one group of the gold-mad Spaniards who swarmed northward out of Mexico in their determined se... (492 Total Words)

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Treasure At Cocos Island Pacific Treasure Valut (part I)

By Donald M. Viles
From page 31 of the September, 1993 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1993 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Cocos Island! These two words stir the blood of all treasure hunters. The loot purported to be buried on this small piece of real estate ranges in value all the way from 10 million dollars to 600 million dollars!

Where is this place? How di... (1578 Total Words)

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Treasure At Cocos Island Pacific Treasure Vault (part 2)

By Donald M. Viles
From page 44 of the October, 1993 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1993 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Off the West Coast of Central America lies a small piece of land called Isle de Coco, or as it is better known, Cocos Island. This is a place of dense tropical jungle with a typi­cal hot, humid, climate. The heavy rainfall in the wet season cr... (1816 Total Words)

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Treasure At Davenports Bar

By William N Lawton
From page 35 of the May, 1970 issue of Treasure World
Copyright © 1970 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The lore of the California gold country includes many stories of hard earned treasures that were hidden for safekeepingand through one circumstance or another became lost forever. All too frequently, these stories involve theft, robbery and even m... (1343 Total Words)

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Treasure At Dead Man's Hole

By Xanthus Carson
From page 18 of the July, 1975 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1975 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Without question, the 1854 founding of Fort Davis in the far west Texas Davis Mountains resulted in a fabulous treasure being lost near El Muerte Springs.

The springs, more commonly referred to as Dead Man's Hole, are about 32 miles west-no... (1655 Total Words)

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Treasure At Fort Belknap

By Danny Atchley
From page 53 of the April, 2009 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2009 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

There is a story of treasure buried near the old military post of Fort Belknap, Texas, in Young County.

This treasure goes back to the beginning days of old Fort Belknap when the wild tribes of the plains still roamed wild and free. When on... (844 Total Words)

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Treasure At Hendricks Lake

By M. J. Tatum
From page 23 of the February, 1971 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1971 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Many times as a boy I sat, cane pole in hand, on the banks of Hendricks Lake in the northeast corner of Rusk County, Texas, and listened to old-timers stories of a fabulous treasure that is supposed to have rested undisturbed on the lakes bottom f... (1999 Total Words)

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Treasure At Horsehead Crossing

By True Treasure
From page 24 of the December, 1969 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1969 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

An estimated $5,000,000 lies buried about fifteen miles east of Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos River in Texas. That fortune is the gold and jewels Archduke Maximilian of Austria tried to save for himself.

While the United States was in the... (481 Total Words)

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Treasure At Indian Key

By C.n. Campbell
From page 29 of the July, 1970 issue of Treasure World
Copyright © 1970 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The morning of August 28, 1840, dawned bright and clear. One-half mile off the coast of Indian Key, survivors of the second largest white settlement in southern Florida, some still in their nightshirts, watched from the revenue cutter Medium as th... (1227 Total Words)

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Treasure At Inverloch

By Peter Gavaghan
From page 39 of the October, 1970 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1970 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Every year, hundreds of Australians camp at a seaside resort, and many of them camp within a few feet of a hidden fortunea secret cache of gold sovereigns buried just over 90 years ago.

The gold coins were buried at Inverloch, 85 miles sout... (2105 Total Words)

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Treasure At John's Creek

By Margaret Lewis
From page 54 of the February, 2003 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2003 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

During the mid-1700s, every white settlement in upstate South Carolina had a fort built nearby for protection against hostile Indian attacks. One of these forts was located at Johns Creek in Abbeyville County. It was there that a group of settlers... (629 Total Words)

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Treasure At King's Ferry

By Howard B. Tower, Jr.
From page 54 of the September, 1980 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1980 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Many years ago, a group of divers from Jacksonville, Fla., began searching the Saint Mary’s River for artifacts. This river is Florida’s northeast boundary with Georgia. Its banks have been a stage for 300 years of American history. Th... (942 Total Words)

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Treasure At the Sign of the Seven Stars

By Dave Rendina
From page 29 of the January, 1980 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1980 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

The verses contained in the following story are from a poem written by Ann Laurie Robbins in 1878. Ann Laurie Robbins was the daughter of Nathaniel Robbins, who owned the Seven Stars Tavern during the early 1800's. The poem was written from he... (801 Total Words)

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Treasure At Tiger Lake

By O. W. Nolen
From page 62 of the October, 1966 issue of True Treasure
Copyright © 1966 Lost Treasure, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 

Probably the most determined effort ever made to recover buried treasure along the Texas coast occurred many years ago at Tiger Lake on Lavaca Bay. When a victorious Santa Anna swept into Texas, he was followed by a large number of Mexicans who ha... (292 Total Words)

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