Monday, October 10, 2011

Finding Buried Treasure In The United States

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Finding Buried Treasure In The United States
It may shock you, but there is an estimated FOUR BILLION dollars in buried treasure throughout the United States that has never been found.  This is treasure that has never been found because the people who buried it are no longer alive.  Here is a list of five of the largest, undiscovered treasure hoards in America.

Jesse James was the notorious American outlaw known for robbing banks and trains with the faction known as the James-Younger gang.  For 18 years (1864-1882), James forged a name for himself as an icon of the Wild West.  After James' death, rumors sprang up that it wasn't really him who had been killed and then there was a million dollars in gold bars that were left unaccounted for.  The money, according to legend, is buried somewhere in Missouri or Oklahoma.  It was taken from the robberies and buried somewhere, but Jesse James was killed before he could retrieve it.  Does it exist?  No one has ever found it.

After the Civil War ended, Confederate President Jefferson Davis had millions of dollars in gold - enough to rebuild another army - hidden away in throughout the South.  The plan was to make shipments by train to Richmond, Virginia - the capital of the Confederacy.  However, along the way, much of this treasure was stolen.  It has never been found.  Rumor had it that Jefferson Davis stole it for himself.  Another group, known as the Knights of the Golden Circle, were supposed to be guardians of the lost silver and gold.  Most likely, the treasure was buried somewhere in Danville, Virginia.  Treasure hunters have been looking for it for years, but without luck.