Utah Lost Treasure
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The Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroad Camps
During the middle 1800's these two companies laid many miles of railroad tracks throughout the State. Thousands of workers lived in more than 100 camps that dotted the State. Because there are too many to list here, I would recommend that you locate some of these camps and seacrh the area. Many treasures in the way of old relics could be found in these areas.
Cainesville Ghost Town
Located on the Fremont River approximately twenty-four miles west of Hanksville. This town was founded in 1879 as a Mormon colony. It was abandoned in the 1930's. Like any old ghost town, old relics and possible treasures may be here.
The Ghost Town of Frisco
Located a few miles south of Frisco Peak, approximately sixteen miles west of Milford. Frisco was founded in 1875 as a mining town. Because of it's population of 10,000 residents and supported by the Horn Silver Mine, there is a good chance of many relics or a buried cache in the area. I know of other treasure hunters who have located bried treasures in old ghost towns.
The Ghost Town of Knightsville
Located two miles south of another ghost town, Eureka. Knightsville was founded in 1897 as a farm community. However, the discovery of silver then made the town a busy mining town.
The Johnson Canyon Treasure
Somewhere in Johnson Canyon, approximately twenty miles northeast of Kanab, between Black Rock Peak and the Paria River is a treasure worth a few million dollars. Gold nuggets, dust, silver bullion, gold and silver coins, and silver plates, jewelry, ancient weapons and precious stones were buried by a wealthy politician leaving Mexico during the revolution. The rich politician was shot and killed. But before dying he left a map to show where the treasure was buried. However the map was difficult to read becasuse of its crude drawings. The treasure was never found.
Chimney Rock Pass
Located on the west side of Lake Utah. This was a popular camping ground for settlers moving west. Over the years the travelers were attacked by marauding Indians. There are rumors of treasures being buried in this area.
Located in the Dunway Mountain Range approximately eight miles southeast of Granite Peak is a treasure of approximately $70,000 in gold coins and small ingots. They were buried by California miners who left the area to get food supplies. Upon their return they were unable to locate their treasure.
The Donner Party Treasure
Somewhere near Silver Island Mountain and Wendover, just north of the Bonneville Salt Flats is a treasure known as the Donner Party Treasure.
Utah lost treasure may be on Federal lands. Be sure to check with your State law about digging. This website has extensive information on fedearl laws.