Most People Don’t Know These 9 Treasures Are Hiding In Iowa
Ahhhh… the treasure hunt; one of the most popular plots in literature and everyone’s favorite childhood party game. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of a good quest, but most of us give up our search for buried treasure and let the memories of beat up old maps with enigmatic instructions and giant red X marks fade into a mere fantasy. The legends of pirates’ chests and gold doubloons become the stuff of story tales… but that doesn’t mean hidden treasures don’t actually exist; in fact, there are more than a few stories of long lost stashes right here in Iowa! Here are a few of our favorites:
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Are you ready to bust out your shovels and get to digging? Sure, it probably isn’t a reliable source of income (unless you are an actual pirate), but it’s still fun to know that there is still buried treasure out there just waiting to be discovered!
Meg Archer is a Portland, Oregon-based Editor & Social Media Manager with degrees in English/Creative Writing from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and Social Psychology from Portland State University. She has held positions in writing, editing, and media-related fields for over 10 years, including serving as the Editor-in-Chief for Cal Poly’s literary journal Byzantium and copywriting for advertising/marketing agencies before joining Only In You State team in 2015. When she’s not writing or out exploring the West Coast, Meg enjoys working on visual media projects, speaking as a mental health advocate, and can always be found in the front row at Portland Timbers matches.