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Buried Treasures of Texas

By W. C. Jameson
  • ISBN Code: : 9780874831788
  • Publisher : august house
  • Pages : 202
  • Category : History
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Collects legends of buried treasure in Texas, including the gold of Haystack Mountain, a missing Incan hoard, and the Deer Island shipwrecks

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Lost Treasures of American History

By W. C. Jameson
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  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Book Code : 1589796322
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : History
  • Members : 965
  • Pdf File: lost-treasures-of-american-history.pdf

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With his storyteller's gift, Jameson relates episodes from early explorers through the colonial period, the Civil War, the settling of the West, and the roaring 1920s. As a professional treasure hunter, he has followed the trails of many of the lost mines and buried treasures he describes. Sample treasures include Sir Francis Drake Treasure, Benedict Arnold Treasure, Lafayette's Sunken Riches, Maryland's Lost Silver Mine, The Wandering Confederate Treasury, Lost Treasure of the Gray Ghost, Oklahoma Outlaw Cache, and Lost Spanish Gold in the Sandia Mountains.

Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure

By Daniel J. Duke
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1620558211
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 298
  • Pdf File: jesse-james-and-the-lost-templar-treasure.pdf

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An investigation into the lost treasures of Jesse James and the Freemasons and their connections to the Templars, Rosicrucians, and the Founding Fathers • Explains how Jesse James used techniques involving sacred geometry, gematria, and esoteric symbols to hide his treasures and encode maps • Provides instructions for using the encoding template employed by Jesse James and the Freemasons to hide and recover treasure and sacred relics • Shows how the encoding template confirms the existence of treasures on Oak Island and Victorio Peak and can be traced to a 16th-century book containing a secret map of the New World and the “hooked X” of the Knights Templar Jesse James left behind secret diaries and coded treasure maps. Working to decrypt these maps, Daniel J. Duke--the great-great grandson of Jesse James--reveals hidden treasures yet to be recovered as well as connections between the infamous train robber and Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, the Founding Fathers, and Jewish mysticism. The author explains how Jesse James faked his death and lived out his final years under the name James L. Courtney. He uncovers James’ affiliation with the Knights of the Golden Circle, a secret society that buried Confederate gold across the United States, and shows how the hidden treasures coded into James’ maps were not affiliated with the KGC but with the Freemasons, the Knights Templar, and the treasure of the Temple Mount. Using sacred geometry, gematria, and the Kabbalistic Tree of Life symbol, the author explains the encoded map technique used by the Freemasons to hide and later recover treasures, an esoteric template known as the “Veil”. He shows how the Veil template confirms the locations of Jesse James’ recovered treasures in Texas as well as other suspected treasure locations, such as the Oak Island Money Pit and Victorio Peak in New Mexico. Tracing knowledge of the Veil template back through the centuries, the author reveals the Veil hidden on the cover of a 16th-century book that contains a secret map of the New World and the “hooked X” symbol of the Knights Templar. He shows how the template was used not only to hide treasures but also sacred knowledge and relics, such as within the Bruton Vault, which originally contained secrets tied to Francis Bacon, the Freemasons, the Rosicrucians, and the founding of the United States. Applying the Veil template alongside the esoteric secrets of Poussin’s famous painting, Et In Arcadia Ego, and Cassini’s Celestial Globe, Duke shows how the template reveals other Templar and Freemason treasure sites scattered throughout America and around the world.

Buried in Treasures

By David Tolin,Randy O. Frost,Gail Steketee
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199329273
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Psychology
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While most people find it relatively easy to manage their possessions, some find it extremely difficult. If you have a problem resisting the urge to acquire and you find your home cluttered and filled to capacity with items many people would find useless and unnecessary, you may suffer from a condition known as hoarding disorder. Hoarding is a behavioral problem consisting of clutter, difficulty discarding items, and excessive buying or acquiring. Hoarding is often associated with significant reduction in quality of life, and in extreme cases, it can pose serious health risks. If you or a loved one has hoarding disorder, this book can help. This fully updated Second Edition of Buried in Treasures outlines a scientifically based, effective program for helping those with hoarding disorder dig their way out of the clutter and chaos of their homes. Written by scientists and practitioners who are leaders in studying and treating hoarding disorder, this book outlines a program of skill-building, learning to think about possessions in a different way, and gradual challenges to help people manage their clutter and their lives. It also provides useful information for family and friends of people who hoard, as they struggle to understand and help. Discover the reasons for your problems with acquiring, saving, and hoarding, and learn new ways of thinking about your possessions so you can decide what you really need and what you can do without. Learn to identify the "bad guys" that cause and maintain your hoarding behavior and meet the "good guys" who can help motivate you and put you on the path to change. Useful self-assessments will help you determine the severity of your problem. Training exercises, case examples, organizing tips, and motivation boosters help change the way you think and behave toward your possessions. This book provides easy-to-understand strategies and techniques that anyone can use.

Buried Treasures of the Great Plains

By W. C. Jameson
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  • Publisher : august house
  • Book Code : 9780874834864
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 997
  • Pdf File: buried-treasures-of-the-great-plains.pdf

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Relates local legends of hidden fortunes and lost treasures left behind by outlaws, pioneers, and prospectors

Lost Treasures of Arkansas's Waterways

By W.C. Jameson
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  • Publisher : Plum Street Publishers, Inc.
  • Book Code : 0990597180
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 551
  • Pdf File: lost-treasures-of-arkansas-s-waterways.pdf

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From the earliest native inhabitants to Spanish explorers to early settlers, travelers have always followed the paths of Arkansas’s waterways. This collection includes 16 legends about Civil War artifacts, silver bullets, sealed caves, and collapsed mines—all set along the rivers and streams of Arkansas. Jameson’s research indicates that there are bounties yet to be recovered among the banks, beds, and bottoms. Rooted in local detail and historical fact, these stories will engage hikers, kayakers, and armchair adventures alike.

Treasure Hunter

By W. C. Jameson
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1589799933
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: treasure-hunter.pdf

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W.C. Jameson was an active treasure hunter for more than fifty years. He has fallen from cliffs, had ropes break during climbs, been caught in mine shaft cave-ins, contended with flash floods, been shot at, watched men die, and had to deal with rattlesnakes, water moccasins, scorpions, and poisonous centipedes. He has fled for his life from park rangers, policemen, landowners, competitors, corporate mercenaries, and drug runners. He has also discovered enough treasure to pay for his own house and finance his and his children’s education. With his enigmatic treasure-hunter partners, Slade, Stanley, and Poet, Jameson's stories are worthy of an Indiana Jones film—except that they are all true.

Trammel's Trace

By Gary L. Pinkerton
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  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Book Code : 1623494699
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 478
  • Pdf File: trammel-s-trace.pdf

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Trammel’s Trace tells the story of a borderlands smuggler and an important passageway into early Texas. Trammel’s Trace, named for Nicholas Trammell, was the first route from the United States into the northern boundaries of Spanish Texas. From the Great Bend of the Red River it intersected with El Camino Real de los Tejas in Nacogdoches. By the early nineteenth century, Trammel’s Trace was largely a smuggler’s trail that delivered horses and contraband into the region. It was a microcosm of the migration, lawlessness, and conflict that defined the period. By the 1820s, as Mexico gained independence from Spain, smuggling declined as Anglo immigration became the primary use of the trail. Familiar names such as Sam Houston, David Crockett, and James Bowie joined throngs of immigrants making passage along Trammel’s Trace. Indeed, Nicholas Trammell opened trading posts on the Red River and near Nacogdoches, hoping to claim a piece of Austin’s new colony. Austin denied Trammell’s entry, however, fearing his poor reputation would usher in a new wave of smuggling and lawlessness. By 1826, Trammell was pushed out of Texas altogether and retreated back to Arkansas Even so, as author Gary L. Pinkerton concludes, Trammell was “more opportunist than outlaw and made the most of disorder.”

The Victorio Peak Mystery

By W. C. Jameson
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1493045199
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
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In a little-known mountain range in southern New Mexico is an unremarkable mountain called Victorio Peak. In a cavern in that mountain, it is rumored that billions of dollars’ worth of artifacts and thousands of gold and silver ingots and coins have been cached for decades, a treasure that dwarfs all others. Its existence, or the belief in its existence, has been responsible for millions of dollars’ worth of recovery efforts, blatant violation of laws and trampling of legal rights by the United States government as well as dozens of citizens, and the involvement of a wide variety of infamous characters. It has also been responsible for a number of deaths. For generations, people all over the world have been fascinated and enthralled by tales and legends of lost mines and buried treasures. There is something in the human DNA that embraces such things. North America has served as a setting for hundreds of such tales, and every now and then one of these treasures is found. Most can identify the Lost Dutchman Mine of Arizona’s Superstition Mountains and the so-called Oak Island Treasure in Nova Scotia as prominent examples of legends that have seized the attention of millions. If one were to write a mystery/thriller incorporating colorful characters, murder, unexplained deaths, intrigue, theft, deceit, and political and legal machinations, one need not look any further than the incredible treasure mystery associated with Victorio Peak. It is, in fact, one of the most bizarre and confounding mysteries in American history and involves what my well be the largest treasure cache known to man.

Buried Treasures of the Rocky Mountain West

By W. C. Jameson
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  • Publisher : august house
  • Book Code : 9780874832723
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : History
  • Members : 505
  • Pdf File: buried-treasures-of-the-rocky-mountain-west.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The 32 tales from the area containing the backbone of America include The Gold Behind the Waterfall (Arizona), The Treasure of Deadman Cave (Colorado), Lava Cave Cache (Idaho), Henry Plummer's Lost Gold (Montana), The Curse of the Lost Sheepherder's Mine (Nevada), Lost Train Robbery Loot in Cibola County (New Mexico), Eighty Ingots in Spanish Gold (Utah), and Lost Ledge of Gold (Wyoming). As Jameson points out in his introduction, the Rocky Mountains still have many remote areas, ....

The Silver Madonna and Other Tales of America's Greatest Lost Treasures

By W. C. Jameson
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  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Book Code : 1589798406
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : History
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The twenty-four tales in this book are of the most famous lost treasures in America, from a two-foot statue reportedly made entirely of silver (the “Madonna”) and a cache of gold, silver, and jewelry that was rumored to also contain the first Bible in America to seventeen tons of gold—its value equal to the treasury of a mid-sized nation—buried somewhere in northwestern New Mexico. What makes these tales even more compelling is that none of these known-to-be-lost treasures have been discovered, although modern detecting technology has made them eminently discoverable.

Buried Treasures of the Mid-Atlantic States

By W. C. Jameson
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  • Publisher : august house
  • Book Code : 9780874835311
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Pdf File: buried-treasures-of-the-mid-atlantic-states.pdf

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Recounts tales of hidden treasures in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and describes attempts to recover them.

The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck

By Emily Fairlie
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062118927
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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This laugh-out-loud novel by Emily Fairlie is a fresh take on the classic mystery caper. It's perfect for fans of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Chasing Vermeer, The Westing Game, and the Mysterious Benedict Society books. Using a unique blend of notes, lists, and classic prose, The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck tells the story of Bud and Laurie's quest to find the infamous Tutweiler Treasure. They're hot (or at least lukewarm) on the trail of scavenger hunt clues, but time is running out—the school board wants to tear down Tuckernuck Hall. Can Bud and Laurie find the treasure before it's lost forever? Readers can enjoy solving puzzles along with the characters, and teachers will appreciate references to famous artists and architects such as Pablo Picasso and Frank Lloyd Wright. There is something for everyone in this treasure trove of wry wit, thrilling adventure, and undeniable heart!

Unsolved Mysteries of the Old West

By W. C. Jameson
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  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Book Code : 1589797426
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: unsolved-mysteries-of-the-old-west.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Two subjects continue to fascinate people—the Old West and a good mystery. This book explores and examines twenty-one of the Old West's most baffling mysteries, which lure the curious and beg for investigation even though their solutions have eluded experts for decades. Many relate to the death or disappearance of some of the best-known lawmen and outlaws in history, such as Billy the Kid, Buckskin Frank Leslie, John Wilkes Booth, The Catalina Kid, and Butch Cassidy. Others involve mysterious tales and legends of lost mines and buried treasures that have not been recovered—yet.

Tales of the Big Bend

By Elton Miles
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  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Book Code : 9780890963609
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 771
  • Pdf File: tales-of-the-big-bend.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Miles evokes Indian, Mexican and Anglo traditions that converge in this area in this collection of tales. They cover supernatural phenomena such as the Marfa lights and water witching, murders, feuds, and lost treasures.

Outlaw Tales

By Richard Young,Judy Dockrey Young
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  • Publisher : august house
  • Book Code : 9780874831955
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 581
  • Pdf File: outlaw-tales.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Presents a collection of folklore, tall tales, and myths surrounding such characters as Belle Starr, Frank and Jesse James, and Wild Bill Hickok

Secret Houston: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

By William Dylan Powell
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  • Publisher : Reedy Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1681062097
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : History
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: secret-houston.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What's the best place in Houston to watch ostrich racing? Is there really buried treasure in Hermann Park? Do you know where to catch live jazz on the site of the original Republic of Texas capitol, or enjoy world class Cajun food in a church cloister from the 1800s? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in Secret Houston, your guide to H-Town's offbeat, overlooked and unknown. This book will take native Houstonians and fresh-off-the-freeway Newstonians alike on a behind-the-scenes look at the funkiest bits of the nation's fourth-largest city. Did you know Memorial Park was once a World War I training camp? Or the original use of the Last Concert Café and why its front door was always kept locked? And what's up with that old, mysterious crypt built into the bank of the bayou or that weird golden dome out on the west side? Local writer and longtime Houstonian William Dylan Powell helps you unlock Bayou City's most intriguing, entertaining and arcane secrets in this guidebook to the obscure. Some of these secrets you can enjoy today, while others are merely ghosts, legends or shadows of our city's past. But they're all waiting for you to explore right now in Secret Houston.

The Lost Canyon of Gold

By W. C. Jameson
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1493031155
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: the-lost-canyon-of-gold.pdf

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Join the Search for Lost Treasure First popularized by folklorist and author J. Frank Dobie in his book Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver in 1928, the legend of the Lost Adams Diggings is one of the most mythologized tales of lost treasure on the continent. In the 1860s, Gold was taken from Adams’ canyon in enormous quantities, with nuggets ranging from dust-size to some as large as hen’s eggs, all being plucked from the bottom of a shallow stream. This true story of the Lost Adams Diggings starts with the discovery of the rich deposit of gold in a remote mountain range, and ends with the author’s own story of search and discovery in the twentieth century.

Buried Treasure

By O. Henry
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726587688
  • Total of Pages : 10
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: buried-treasure.pdf

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"Buried Treasure" is a story about rivalry and love, greed and trust, friends and enemies. Jim and Goodloe Banks fight for the love of May Mangum. Although they seem to be evil adversaries, they spend much of their time together trying to obtain even more details about her and her interests. Their plans however change when May disappears all of a sudden. Their love rival turns to a search mission. Is May the treasure they are not willing to let go? Will they unite in the name of the woman they love? Will they get the future they have longed for or they will be left with the bitter feeling of failure? William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry, was an American writer who lived in the late 19th century. He gains wide popularity with his short stories which often take place either in New York or some small American towns. The plot twists and the surprise endings are a typical and integral part of O. Henry’s short stories. Some of his best known works are "The Gift of the Magi", "The Cop and the Anthem", "A Retrieved Reformation". His stories often deal with ordinary people and the individual aspects of life. As a result of the outstanding literature legacy that O. Henry left behind, there is an American annual award after his name, given to exceptional short stories.

State by State

By Matt Weiland,Sean Wilsey
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062043579
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Social Science
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The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar

By Steven Sora
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1594777667
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
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A compelling argument that connects the lost treasure of the Knights Templar to the mysterious money pit on Oak Island, Nova Scotia, that has baffled treasure hunters for two centuries • Fascinating occult detective work linking the Cathars, the Scottish Masons, and Renne-le-Chateau to the elusive treasure pit on Oak Island • Draws on new evidence recently unearthed in Italy, France, and Scotland to provide a compelling solution to one of the world's most enduring mysteries When the Order of Knights Templar was ruthlessly dissolved in 1307 by King Philip the Fair of France it possessed immense wealth and political power, yet none of the treasure the Templars amassed has ever been found. Their treasure is rumored to contain artifacts of spiritual significance retrieved by the order during the Crusades, including the genealogies of David and Jesus and documents that trace these bloodlines into the royal bloodlines of Merovingian France. Placing a Scottish presence in the New World a century before Columbus, Steven Sora paints a credible scenario that has the Sinclair clan of Scotland transporting the wealth of the Templars--entrusted to them as the Masonic heirs of the order--to a remote island off the shores of present-day Nova Scotia. The mysterious money pit there is commonly believed to have been built before 1497 and has guarded its secret contents tenaciously despite two centuries of determined efforts to unearth it. All of these efforts (one even financed by American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt) have failed, thanks to an elaborate system of booby traps, false beaches, hidden drains, and other hazards of remarkable ingenuity and technological complexity.

Lost Texas Treasure

By W. Craig Gaines
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Book Code : 1439675414
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Members : 591
  • Pdf File: lost-texas-treasure.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Track pirate gold and misplaced riches across 168 counties in this comprehensive guide to the lost treasures of Texas. Countless fortunes have disappeared into the vast expanse of the Lone Star State. The history of the coast is cluttered with shipwrecks like that of the 1554 Spanish fleet. Even when pirates such as Jean Laffite managed to get their ill-gotten gains ashore, their loot vanished just as completely as if it had sunk beneath the waves. Entire mines, including the ventures of Jim Bowie and San Saba Presidio, have been reclaimed by the earth. The unmarked caches of bandits like Jesse James and Pancho Villa still bedevil the dreams of treasure seekers today. W. Craig Gaines reveals what has been lost, what has been found and what remains to be recovered.

Buried Treasures of California

By W. C. Jameson
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  • Publisher : august house
  • Book Code : 9780874834062
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 277
  • Pdf File: buried-treasures-of-california.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Collects legends of buried treasure in California, including the lost San Miguel treasure, the canyon of lost gold, and the lost Dutch Oven mine.

THE LEGENDS OF TEXAS

By Ann B. Dobie
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  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 1455607258
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 628
  • Pdf File: the-legends-of-texas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Texas abounds with legends of buried treasure and lost mines. The Big Bend country, the Red River region, McMullen County, San Jacinto, Nacogdoches, and San Augustine are all treasure troves of tales of fabulous wealth that still lies just beyond man's reach. These legends are as sizable as the state itself, and J. Frank Dobie, perhaps Texas' greatest historian, devoted years of his life to collecting and cataloging them. The stories in this first volume were originally published in 1924 by the Texas Folklore Society, and represent some of the enduring tales that have embellished the history of the state. Pelican Publishing Company is proud to present this wonderful collection in mass-market paperback form as part of our Pelican Pouch series. Included in this volume are "The Legend of San Saba," "Lost Gold of the Llano Country," "Treasure Chest on the Nueces," and "Lost Mine Near Sabinal," to name only a few. Dobie believed that worthwhile literature about this region had to be derived from an understanding of its life, lore, and history. The legends in this work, as well as those in volume II of this series, were regarded by Dobie as "the most influential in opening the eyes of people to the richness of their own traditions." Legends of Texas indirectly led to the founding of the Texas Folklore Society, the nation's second oldest folklore organization. Pelican has had Legends of Texas Vol. I: Lost Mines and Buried Treasure in print since 1975.

The San Saba Treasure

By David C. Lewis
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  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Book Code : 1574417460
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 243
  • Pdf File: the-san-saba-treasure.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1868, four treasure hunters from San Marcos, Texas, searched for a lost mine on the San Saba River, near today’s Menard. It was popularized as folklore in J. Frank Dobie’s treasure legend classic Coronado’s Children. One hundred and fifty years later, a descendant of one of those four men set out to discover the history behind the legend. This book recounts that search, from the founding of the ill-fated 1757 mission on the San Saba River up to the last attempt, in 1990, to find the treasure in this particular legend. It describes Jim Bowie, a fake treasure map industry, murder trials, a rattlesnake dancer, fortunes lost, a very long Texas cave, and surprising twists to the story popularized by Dobie. The book will not lead anyone to the legendary ten-thousand pounds of silver, but it will open a treasure trove of Texas history and the unique characters who hunted the fabulous riches.

Texas Myths and Legends

By Donna Ingham
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1493026135
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : History
  • Members : 504
  • Pdf File: texas-myths-and-legends.pdf

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Each episode included in this book explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Texas’s history. From rumors of Jean Lafitte's buried treasures to the hanging of Chipita Rodriguez and the love story of Frenchy McCormick, Texas Myths and Legends makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state's most fascinating and compelling stories.

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By Donna Blake Birchell
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Book Code : 1625853491
  • Total of Pages : 144
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  • Pdf File: mckittrick-canyon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Guadalupe Mountains hold what some call the most beautiful spot in Texas. Once home to the Mescalero Apaches, McKittrick Canyon is an alluring wonderland of lush and abundant flora and fauna. It is named for Captain Felix McKittrick, who acquired the land for ranching in 1869. Legends of lost Spanish gold mines drew many unsuccessful prospectors before the turn of the century. Later, through the monumental efforts of early landowners J.C. Hunter Sr. and Wallace Pratt, the canyon was preserved as a pristine portion of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Each fall, eager visitors witness a vibrant show headlined by bigtooth maple and a variety of oak trees. Join author Donna Blake Birchell in an exploration of McKittrick Canyon's colorful history.

Lost and Buried Treasures of the Civil War

By W.C. Jameson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1493040766
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : History
  • Members : 380
  • Pdf File: lost-and-buried-treasures-of-the-civil-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The most compelling and exciting tales of lost and buried treasures associated with the Civil War have been collected, extensively researched and investigated, and are included in this entertaining book from one of America's foremost treasure hunters.

Buried Treasures of the Atlantic Coast

By W. C. Jameson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : august house
  • Book Code : 9780874834840
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: buried-treasures-of-the-atlantic-coast.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discusses buried treasures along the Atlantic coast, describing the types of treasures and attempts to retreive them

American Regional Folklore

By Terry Ann Mood
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1576076202
  • Total of Pages : 476
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 778
  • Pdf File: american-regional-folklore.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An easy-to-use guide to American regional folklore with advice on conducting research, regional essays, and a selective annotated bibliography. * Fully annotated bibliographies on the folklore of each of eight regions of the United States * Engaging overview essays by folklore scholars introduce each of the U.S. regions covered * A list of literary authors who incorporate folklore themes in their writings, together with a brief list of some of their major works * A list of folklore-related museums, with addresses and phone numbers, a list of folklore journals, and, when possible, a list of websites

Texas Folklore Society: 1943-1971

By Francis Edward Abernethy,Carolyn Fiedler Satterwhite
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Book Code : 9780929398785
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 519
  • Pdf File: texas-folklore-society.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a society that you join because you want to. The purpose of the society is to collect and make known to he public sons and ballads, superstitions, games, plays, and proverbs.

Buried Treasures

By Richard Melzer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Book Code : 0865345317
  • Total of Pages : 473
  • Category : History
  • Members : 978
  • Pdf File: buried-treasures.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Melzer offers an impressive new book about famous New Mexico gravesites, usually the only monuments left to honor the human treasures who helped shape state, national, and often international history.