By Ben Townsend
From page 22 of the July, 1976 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1976 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved
Dan Campbell looked comical as all get-out that bright spring day in 1849. Astride his long-eared mule, his legs were so long they scraped the ground. When he rode, he had to double them up to prevent his boots from dragging.
On this day, he was filled with excitement. He had just picked up a letter in town and something told him it was important, although he didn't know it would lead him to southeastern Missouri.
He ran his finger under the envelope flap and had just removed the letter when neighbor Jed Carwell came up.
"Looks like you got some news," he said.
"Yet, it's from Uncle Bill," replied Dan.
Suddenly, he was completely absorbed in the letter.
"He's down on Turkey Creed, ain't he?" asked Jed.