Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lost Treasure Legends: Mississippi

Go on a real treasure hunt in Mississippi to find lost treasure!!!

The Rocky Springs Treasure
The notorious Mason-Harpe outlaw gang used Rocky Springs, Mississippi as a hideout in the early 1800s. It is believed that $75,000 in stolen gold and silver coins was buried along the Natchez Trace Parkway (then just a trail) between the church and cemetery at Little Sand Creek near Rocky Springs.

The Gore Springs Treasure
T.P. Gore of Oklahoma is said to have purchased a 640-acre track of land sometime after the Revolutionary War. Gore built a broad, dogtrot-style house on his land and settled into the plantation lifestyle he desired. As time passed, a small village popped up around Gore’s plantation, which later became known as Calhoun City. There were no banks in the area so Gore, like his neighbors, buried his money in the ground. It is said that about $400,000 in gold coins is buried on the site of the T.P. Gore mansion. The mansion site is marked by Gore's grave located in Gore Springs, Mississippi.

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