In 1867 a band of outlaws robbed a treasure express stage coach of 400 lbs. of gold bars along the Sidney-Deadwood road near Sidney, Nebraska. A posse surrounded the gang on Lodgepole Creek just east of town. Evidence indicates the treasure was buried along the banks of the creek.
The Rock Creek Treasure
David Colbert "Cobb" McCanles made a fortune charging travelers using his toll bridge at Rock Creek, Nebraska, along the Oregon Trail, in the 1800s. He put $50,000 to $100,000 in gold coins in a blackened iron kettle and buried it close to his Rock Creek Station. He was killed in 1861 by Wild Bill Hickok and the cache has not been recovered.