Fallen Springs Campsite, a few miles east of Toledo Bend Reservoir, and approximately 4 miles south of Many, was a popular hideout for outlaws. It has been rumored that many small treasures are buried in the vicinity.
The steamboat John Adams sank near Island #82 on the Mississippi River. It was carrying $500,000 in gold.
Lafitte Village was founded by pirates. It is located approximately twenty miles south of Marrero. Jean Lafitte supposedly buried one million dollars in treasures near the cemetery where he is buried. The cemetery is located two miles south of Lafitte.
The Old Camp Place treasure is a story regarding Confederate soldiers burying $20,000 in silver and gold coins near Old Camp Place. Apparently the soldiers were being chased by Union troops. Old Camp Place is located approximately ten miles west of Monroe.
The Red River Treasure consists of approximately two million dollars in gold bullion. It was buried on the shore of the Red River near Coushatta.
Do Not Break The Law
It's important to understand the laws that protect artifacts. An artifact is any object, below the ground that is 100 years old or older. If your going to dig on State, or Federal lands, be sure to request a permit from the local area office you'll be metal detecting in. But be aware that very few permits are given to the novice.
When you are on private property, all you need is permission from the property owner.
People have been arrested for either knowingly or unknowingly breaking the federal Antiquities Act.
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