The Lost Gold Of The Ashtabula Horror

By Mike Hudson
From page 28 of the January, 2008 issue of Treasure Cache
Copyright © 2008 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved

It was Dec. 29, 1876, and the bustling holiday season was in full swing in the lively lakefront city of Ashtabula, Ohio.

A major Great Lakes shipping port, Ashtabula also boasted a number of rail lines, including Cornelius Vanderbilts Lake Shore & Michigan Southern, which ran its Pacific Express all the way to Oakland, California. In the year of the countrys centenary celebration, Ashtabula rivaled Cleveland, Buffalo and Detroit as a preeminent American port on Lake Erie.

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