Louisianas Plantation Treasure Hoards Part 1

By Tim Casey
From page 26 of the December, 1992 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1992 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved

Of all the lost or buried treasures in the United States, there are few as intriguing for the lover of history as those lost fortunes still concealed on old Louisiana plantations.

The onslaught of the Civil War caused many wealthy plantation owners to hide family possessions, as they were aware that Union soldiers were under orders to seize everything of value to the Confederate cause. Hundreds of planters buried their wealth. What else was there to protect it? Bank deposits were confiscated. Wealthy homes were searched and despoiled. The ground was the only safe depository.

Over the years since the Civil War, and even before, Louisiana treasure seekers have discovered lost hoards.

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