Treasure storiesI always wanted to find treasure, especially pirate treasure, when I was young. My favorite movies at the time were Treasure Island and Kidnapped.

I remember that one morning when I was in third grade, I created a treasure adventure for myself. Without telling anyone, I went to our backyard with a shovel and dug many holes around our big oak tree. I was looking for a pirates' treasure chest, and I was sure they had buried one under our tree.

Of course, I never stopped to think that we lived 700 miles from the ocean--hardly a distance that pirates would have traveled overland. So I never found a treasure. But I had fun looking (and filling in the holes later when my parents found out)!

Here are some of the treasure stories I have written. They are taken from my book How to Hunt Buried Treasure.

 

 

The Jacksonville Treasure

The Jacksonville Treasure

ghost town treasure
Lost Dutchman Gold Mine

Lost Dutchman Mine

one of the most famous treasures of all
Far West Steamship

The Lost Treasure of the Bighorn River

a lost shipment of gold
Treasure of Clifford, Colorado

The Missing Treasure of Clifford, Colorado

from a stagecoach robbery
Red River Treasure

Red River Treasure

a missing treasure left behind by bank robbers
Silver Dollar Treasure

Silver Dollar Treasure

library research pays off
Wagon Train Treasure

Wagon Train Treasure

small discoveries on the Appelgate Trail