Have you ever dreamed about treasure hunting in Arkansas? If so, you’re not alone.
The stories about Arkansas and it’s possibilities for this adventure have been written and talked about for many years. Some of these stories are myths. They’ve been passed down by story tellers through generations. However, treasures have been found. They have been found by amateur treasure hunters, and pros, as well as unsuspecting individuals that fortunately come upon them by accident.
Some large treasures have been located in Arkansas. And many more exist there. But before the smart treasure hunters ever set foot on a piece of property to search, they have done their research first. You just cannot read a story about a treasure and use that as the only information to set out searching for it.
Many of the stories you read about lost and buried treasures are full of inconsistencies. The stories have been told so many times by different people that the truth of the story, if it is true, has been changed. Sometimes the stories have been changed on purpose to throw searchers for the treasure into another direction. This is why it’s so important to research every story before you head out to search an area.
Ideas for Research
The best way to get a lead on lost treasures in Arkansas is by visiting local historical societies. Many times, they will have old newspapers archived on microfiche film. You can scan through the film and look for any stories that may pertain to a treasure.
Also, ask the historian who works there if they know of any leads about local treasures. Asking questions is the best way to get started in your search.
Read old magazines and books about Arkansas. They often told stories about treasures hidden in the State. You can still find some of those issues in used bookstores or at flea markets, estate sales and auctions.
Do you know older persons in a small town or village? They know everything that has gone on for years. Often times, they love to talk about the past. You will be surprised at what you may learn.
a good idea to have a reliable metal detector when searching.
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If you’re ready to take up the adventure, here are a few areas in Arkansas that may have treasure.
Stuart’s Island - Located near Lake Village on the northern corner of Lake
Chicot. A treasure tale surrounds a bandit by the name of John Murral, who may
have buried two treasures on the Island in the early 1800’s.
The Madre Vena Treasure - Over $100 million in gold and silver bullion is supposedly buried near Pineville.
The Hermann Family buried five large ceramic jugs of gold coins during the Civil War in different areas of their farm. The farm was in Dutch Mills. Rumors say that after the war only three jugs were located by the family.
If you’re going to be treasure hunting in Arkansas on public lands, then be aware of the Federal law regarding removing items from State or Federal properties.Buried Treasure Books
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