Buried Treasures of the Great Plains
Legends of Lost Immigrant Caches, Abandoned Payroll Coins, and Stagecoach Robbery Loot – From North Dakota to Texas
An old-timer once told the author, "If you could locate and dig up all of the treasure that has been lost or buried on the Great Plains, you would possess a greater wealth than Fort Knox."
This area of the country, loaded with history from American Indians, Spanish Explorers, and Mexican, German, and Scotts-Irish settlers holds some of the country's most promising finds for buried treasures.
The dusty trails heading west of the Mississippi provided intrigue, adventure, and danger for the men and women who set out in search of a new life and fortune. Outlaws along with pioneers and forty-niners traveled this frontier often finding and losing riches along the way.
Scattered from North Dakota to Texas, these stories provide a glimpse into the lives of fleeing outlaws, hard-working ranchers, priests, prospectors, and immigrants – all entwined in their search for treasure.