Washington Lost Treasure
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The Captain Scarborough Treasure
Somewhere along the banks of the Columbia River, near route 101, on the now, Fort Columbia Military Reservation, is a buried treasure of gold coins worth approximately $130,000. It was in 1852 when Captain James Scarborough, a wealthy businessman, buried the gold coins in a barrel.
Located near Port Townsend, off route 20. A British payroll, stolen durring the Revolutionary War, worth $80,000 is supposedly buried on the banks of Discovery Bay.
The Harry Sutton Treasure
Somewhere in the Hammond Orchard, in Port Townsend, saloon owner Harry Sutton, in 1870, buried $11,000 in gold coins.
The S.S. Buckley Treasure
Also in the Hammond Orchard there is rumored to be another treasure. Apparently, S.S. Buckley, a jeweler, buried a large amount of jewelry and money there.
Located a short distance north of port Townsend. In 1874, a prospector buried approximately $70,000 in gold bullion. However, after leaving the area for supplies, he was unable to locate the exact area of the treasure.
The Chevy Chase Inn Treasure
Located on Port Discovery Bay, in the Straits of Juan de Fuca. In 1864, the Canadian Pacific Railroad was robbed of $60,000 in British gold soverigns. The hoard was then buried on the property of the old Chevy Chase Inn.