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Hunting for burried stolen gold.

by James Stout
(La Porte, Texas)

I was 14 years old. My uncle had talked to a man who found a map that was in the belongings of a deceased uncle. The map fit a story about the uncle. The uncle was H.Tolley. He and several others had robbed a payroll, or mint shipment, and were either shot or captured after hiding the gold. Tolley spend many years in Ft. Smith prison, but never revealed the location of the gold. He was released from prison, a very old man.
Tolley drew the map, but you had to know northern central Arkansas. My uncle grew up in northern central Arkansas.
My uncle knew the area and we went to look for the gold. Long story short, on the side of a creek, in a cave, in the middle of north central Arkansas, we found that man's name scratched in a wall. "H Tolley".
My uncle and I scanned the cave with a metal detector and found nothing.
After we returned home to Oklahoma, my uncle discovered that his metal detector wasn't working at all.
I went back there once, but was not prepared to excavate anything and did not bring a metal detector.

So, why did a map found in a trunk in Oklahoma, link to a name scratched on a wall in a cave in Arkansas?

You tell me.

James Stout

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Aug 04, 2015
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Hunting!
by: Susan Fernando

Your story was awesome but I don’t believe this hunting and treasure because its only views movies not in real life.

Jan 16, 2012
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Find the Arkie Treasure!!
by: Glide

Its hard to believe that with finding the (writing on the wall) in the cave that when u went back to look again that you didnt take a detector or a shovel along to look again and gee!! maybe even have to dig something??
Im really interested in this however because i lived in Nw Arkansas for over twenty yrs so it feels like its in my back yard so to speak and i know that part of Arkansas very good.
If this is true and u would like help id love the excitment of it and would only like a small bit of it,,mainly to cover my expenses,,id do it for free but im on disibilty and its hard to do much traveling on that small amount of income,,anyway i hope u find it and wish u the best of luck,,good diggin!!,lonerglide@gmail.com

Jun 14, 2011
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burried gold !!!!!!!
by: Jody

Great story. I would be interested in trying to find what you couldn't. If you could give me the location and I find it , we'll split it. Give me a shout at mrdata36@cablelynx.com thanks.

Sep 10, 2010
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I Agree!
by: Frank Pandozzi

GREAT suggestion. And I agree with you. There is a wealth of coins in those lawns.

Thanks,
Frank

Sep 10, 2010
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""COIN CASH FIND"
by: Anonymous

...literally hundreds of thousands in coin and cash hide everyday in the front or back lawn of older homes.heres the poop on the latest find..."i dug up a cake can full of 1920;s bills from an old home in South louisiana in an Old 1890's era neighborhood which belonged to several familys over the years..not to mention some familys still dont know what the "Lawn contains .**so, Put a classified Ad in your home town news release and Charge a small fee to Dig0up whatever is in peoples lawn!!!your basic fee can be $10 to $20 dollars and the FIND could yield a whopper of a treasure for Sure!!you cant dig them all!!!so lack of locations is not an Excuse!!banks were dis-trusted during the1900's to the 1940's..Unbelievable find still await!!!one signal might mean the total amount of Change and Fortune an Entire lifetime took to earn..and you found it

Sep 09, 2010
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stoled gold
by: Anonymous

Dam! you should write a book because you had me wanting to read so much more i think you would make millions on this little story..lol and if you did really wite a book i would buy it because i was very interesting. i think we would all love to find a treasure like this apart of me feels that treasure are meant to be hunted and never found and thats what makes hunting so magical is the thrill to hit the jackpot of money and history.

p.s.
dont stop looking for this treasure

Jun 05, 2010
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Happens all the time...
by: Anonymous

My uncle and I scanned the cave with a metal detector and found nothing. After we returned home to Oklahoma, my uncle discovered that his metal detector wasn't working at all.
(...and there was a bloody hook still hanging from the handle of the car door!)

I went back there once, but was not prepared to excavate anything and did not bring a metal detector.
(Of course not, it's only treasure. Why bother? )

May 18, 2010
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Anonymous - you nailed it
by: Frank Pandozzi

GREAT comment. You are exactly right. Bottom line is this. "If you think you'll find something you may. If you know you'll find something, you will."

May 18, 2010
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"Return to Target"
by: Anonymous

"...like Mr.pandozzi and the rest of Us Pro-hunt-junlkies always think and do---"STAY TARGET AND LOCATION MINDED"!!!!!Be stubborn and forthwidth and never give up until you for sure you have a dead lead, trash,junk or DIG -UP the WHATEVER it is...then after a strong cup of coffee...go to it agin!!!you have the determination to reveal this object and may stumble on to something far greater!!!Machette,Knife,hack, and Field you way to the Unknown!! I left so many Goffer holes at one Wooded site i thought for sure the Squirrels and the critters were going to Evict my human-being to the road 1/2/ mile away..but, long overdue..the PRIZE!!!a cache of rifles and ammo from the 1860,s and even some Grub cans full of doolars!!!so, stick to them guns and Bring extra batteries To...

May 17, 2010
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Don't give up!
by: Tana Cat

Perhaps it's not IN the cave? Hunt around OUTSIDE the cave! Keep us posted... that is exciting!

Mar 26, 2010
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Return fair Son....
by: Anonymous

Frank...no matter what the skeeters say and the snakkers whisper...you get your detecting device and find that hoard of Gold.!!it rightfully belongs to you if found the scratching and the mans name.!!! this is 2010 you know and that kind of loot is free for the taking...besides i dont think the possums and the deer know what to do with federal money and heaven knows you could use the Change!!! best of luck and happy pluggin son!!!watch out for Bigfoot..

Feb 12, 2010
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Great Story!
by: Frank Pandozzi

Jim, that was an exciting story. I have seen the same types of things. Names, symbols, etc, carved into trees, rocks, stones.

Thanks again.

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