Kansas November 30, 2015
Most People Don’t Know These 10 Treasures Are Hiding In Kansas
The holiday season is in full swing and with that comes the added expenses of gifts, meals, travel and more. Don’t let the financial aspect of this time of year get you down! If you need some extra cash, gold, or jewels, just go uncover one of these 10 hidden Kansas treasures:
1. It is believed that Native Americans used to toss gold coins into a spring near Osborne in order to gain favor and health from their gods.
2. There are more than 100 caches buried along the Santa Fe Trail near Pawnee Rock.
3. Legend has it that after $22,000 was stolen from a Wells Fargo office in Ellis, the money was stashed near the limestone banks of Big Creek and never recovered.
4. A buffalo hunter is said to have stored a large amount of gold coins in a pair of buffalo hide saddlebags on the Neosho Trail somewhere between Baxter Springs and Coffeyville.
5. A group of California gold miners are thought to have thrown a chest into the Soloman River (near Morland) after being attacked by a group of Native Americans. Once the river changed its course, the chest was never found.
Rumor has it that the chest was full of gold bars valuing $400,000.
6. After a traveling army paymaster was robbed of gold and silver coins valuing $195,000, it was alleged that the thieves buried the loot somewhere between Lawrence and the Wakarusa River.
(Not so helpful) clue: It's thought to have been buried between two sycamore trees.
7. After the notorious Fleagle Gang robbed a Nebraska bank in 1928, they are said to have either buried their $100K somewhere in the Battle Canyon, or on a chicken ranch near Branson.
8. In 1828, $24,000 worth of silver coins were buried on Chouteau's Island.
9. Peter Robidoux, the first merchant to settle in Wallace, was known to have buried several bags on silver and gold in and around the town.
10. An estimated $1M in gold coins are said to be buried on an old farmstead just north of Shunganunga Creek near Topeka.
What do you think? Is the treasure there or are these nothing but tall tales?