Buried Treasures of the Appalachians: Legends of Homestead Caches, Indian Mines and Loot From Civil War Raids

By: W. C. Jameson

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The Appalachian Mountains have seen untold fortunes gained and lost. The confluences and clashes of cultures - Indians, Spanish, French, pioneer, Union and Confederate forces - produced struggles over wealth, and gold and silver were often cached for later retrieval. Jameson gathered the book's material from historic journals, maps, on-site research in the mountains, and interviews with people whose lives have been entwined with the legends about and the searches for these fabulous lost treasures.

A cedar chest that had been packed with gold coins robbed from a bank just south of Lexington, Kentucky, in 1860, was recovered 50 years later by a fishing guide in King's Mill Pond. Only a handful of coins were left in the chest, which had mostly rotted away. Is the rest settled beneath the silt of the pond today?

Title: Buried Treasures of the Appalachians: Legends of Homestead Caches, Indian Mines and Loot From Civil War Raids

Author Name: W. C. Jameson

Categories: Ghosts, Monsters & Folklore,

Publisher: Paperback, 208 pages:

ISBN Number: 0-87483-126-1

ISBN Number 13: 9780874831269

Seller Id: 113