Good luck! And have fun in your search for Missouri treasure.
Located approximately 1 mile northwest of the Missouri River on County rte 94. However, the town was originally located on the banks of the Missouri River. There have been small caches of gold coins found near the old towns ruins.
Located on the Missouri River, approximately twenty miles northwest of St. Louis. This old town was a popular fur trading site during the early 1800's. Over the years, many interesting relics and coins have been located here.
Located near Kansas City. In 1864, Union soldiers came near Westport. Fearing for their lives and homes, the residents entrusted their valuables to Father Bernard J. Donnelly of Immaculate Conception Church. Father Donnelly buried the possessions somewhere in or around the church grounds or cemetary. Soon after, he died of a heart attack. The treasure, worth approximately $75,000, was nevr found.
Located approximately ten miles west of Mound City, on U.S. 29. Gold coins have been discovered on the east shore of the Missouri River, near Big Lake. The coins may be from the steamboat W.R. Caruthers, which sank nearby. It was carrying $30,000 in gold coins.
The Steamboat Sultana
The Sultana sank approximately two miles south of Big Lake. The Sultana was carrying $65,000 in gold coins.
Doc Lynn Talbot Treasure
Doctor Lynn Talbot, a successful physician during the Civil War, buried a keg full of gold coins somewhere on his property. A robber murdered the Doc because he did not reveal where the cache was buried. His home was known as the " House of the Seven Gables". It is located a few miles north of Barnard, on State rte 71.
The Kaffer Treasure
Supposedly a large treasure consisting of gold coins was buried near Armstrong, on County rte 3.
Understand The Laws Regarding Digging On State Lands
The Antiquities Act of 1906 and the ARPA (Archaeology Resources Protection Act)laws explain why you cannot remove artifacts from State or Federal lands that are more than 100 years old.
Digging for a treasure that is more than 100 years old comes under the protection of these two laws. But remember, the laws only pertain to State and Federal lands. Know the law before you dig.
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