By Anthony J. Pallante
From page 23 of the June, 1998 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1998 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved

The Cache That Brought Down The Barker Gang

Truth is not only stranger than fiction its often better written.

Possible Barker Gang cache areas

1. In 1934, Ma and Freddie Barker were killed in a shoot out with federal agents at a small cottage near Lake Weir in north central Florida. After the gun battle, a search of the premises uncovered some $10,000 worth of ill-gotten loot. Suspicion, which persists to this day, that there may have been a lot more cash buried in the immediate vicinity of the hide out is well founded. Some estimates place the amount of kidnap and robbery loot taken by the Baker-Karpis Gang in the neighborhood of $3,000,000.

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