Lost Oklahoma Treasure: Misplaced Mines, Outlaw Loot & Mule Loads of Gold

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Oklahoma keeps its secrets. Adventurers combing the Wichita Mountains for the legendary Lost Cave with an Iron Door can slake their thirst at Cache Creek or Treasure Lake. Following the tradition of French and Spanish explorers, miners and pioneers stashed their valuable discoveries along the Santa Fe Trail and the California Road. Chief Opothleyahola reportedly buried gold coins that could be worth more than $14 million today, while businessman Dr. John J. Hayes never returned from a Confederate refugee camp to reclaim his hidden fortune. From the unrecovered loot of the James Gang to the fabled funds of the Knights of the Golden Circle, W. Craig Gaines tracks tales of treasure across sixty Oklahoma counties.
ISBN: 9781467147897
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Oklahoma
Images: 38
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
W. Craig Gaines is the author of Great Lost Treasure Never Found; Hispanic Lost Treasure of the Eastern United States; Hispanic Treasures of the Western United States; The Confederate Cherokees; John Drew’s Regiment of Mounted Rifles; Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks; Civil War Gold and Other Lost Treasure; Civil War Gold and Other Lost Treasure (revised edition); Success in Life: 401 Encouraging Thoughts; Nostradamus’ Curse; and other books and articles. Craig has been interested in lost treasure since seeing the film Treasure Island when he was very young. He has written about one hundred published lost treasure stories for a variety of treasure-hunting magazines over the years. Craig is an engineer, geologist and writer who has been in many of the areas mentioned in this work. He resides with his wife, Arla, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and still searches for lost treasure.
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