Most People Don’t Know These 12 Treasures Are Hiding In Virginia

As a kid, I can remember being fascinated by the idea of buried treasure. From fairy tales to pirate stories, the maps and cryptic clues were intriguing. What’s even more exciting, though, are the real life treasures we hear about. Given the stories of war, rogues and mystery so deeply enmeshed in Virginia’s history, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’ve got a few legends of treasure floating around ourselves. Here a few of the gems we managed to dig up…
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Now, of course, legends are a messy mix-up of fact and fiction. They build on events or ideas that may be real, then they grow into a life of their own. So, tell us what you think. Have you heard of any of these fantic fortunes? Do you know of any others that should be added to the list? Please let us know in the comments below!