By Richard E Jones
From page 46 of the January, 2004 issue of Treasure Cache
Copyright © 2004 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved
For most of 50 years, it was a pastime for his neighbors to go digging for Grandpa Clarks gold.
Over 150 years ago, a happy, grubby 49er stood up from his labor in the muck and mire of his claim and exuberantly declared, Gold is where you find it. Ever since then treasure hunters have said, Good treasure leads are where you find them.
JJs grandpas buried gold is no exception. Admiral Joseph James Clark, who preferred to be called JJ, was the first Cherokee Indian to graduate from the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Unknown to me at the time, I ran across JJs story at a library book sale thats held every spring. I bought an issue of Life magazine dated January 22, 1945 to commemorate my brothers birthday.