By Steve Wilson
“Son, there is extra treasure buried here In Oklahoma than within the remainder of the complete Southwest.” these phrases from an old-timer introduced Steve Wilson on a yearslong quest for the stones of Oklahoma’s treasures. This ebook is the result.It is a booklet of stories-some precise, a few mythical- approximately great caches of misplaced treasure: outlaw loot buried within the warmth of pursuit, hoards of Spanish gold dud silver secreted for a later day, Frenchmen's gold ingots hidden amid significant cryptic symbols, Indian treasure hid in caves, and misplaced mines- gold and silver and platinum.It tells concerning the earliest treasure seekers of the zone and those that are nonetheless searching at the present time. alongside how it describes shootouts and massacres, trails whose routes are preserved within the numerous legends of gold hidden along them, Mexicans' smelters, and mines hidden and sought over the centuries.Among the chapters: 'The secrets and techniques Spanish citadel Tells," "Quests for purple River's Silver Mines," "Oklahoma's Forgotten Treasure Trail,'" "Ghosts of Devil's Canyon and Their Gold," "Jesse James's Two-Million-Dollar Treasure," "The final Cave with the Iron Door," and, possibly so much exciting of all, "The secret of Cascorillo-A misplaced" City." this can be a ebook approximately quests over trails dim prior to the flip of the century. it really is approximately early peoples, Mound developers, Vikings, conquistadors, explorers, outlaw, gold seekers. the writer has spent years monitoring down the tales and hours hearing the old-timers' stories in their searches.Wilson has supplied maps, either special modem ones and pictures of early treasure maps and has richly illustrated the ebook with photographs of the websites that gave upward thrust to the stories. .For armchair tourists, never-say-die treasure hunters, historians, and chroniclers and aficionados of western lore, this can be an soaking up and pleasant ebook. And who is familiar with? The reader may possibly locate gold!
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Oklahoma Treasures and Treasure Tales by Steve Wilson