The lost treasure of The William Pogue Fortune.

THE LOST TREASURE OF
WILLIAM POGUE

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

Where is the lost treasure of William Pogue?



In the Little Smokey Valley back in 1870’s there was man known as the “Miser” who was none other than William Pogue. William Pogue saw an opportunity to build a station near a spring on the main road into Nye County. Along with the station, be built a horse barn, corrals, and a few other buildings. He made his living selling water, foods, and a place for weary travelers to sleep. Before long, he got a contract to supply water and feed to the stage and even talked the Nye County officials into paying him a salary for keeping up the road in the area.

He also did a bit of prospecting when he could find the time. He told everyone that he had found a mine in the hills, which were close to the station. Pogue was as close to King Midas as anyone could imagine. It is estimated that Pogue was making around $25,000 per year.

William Pogue was quite the thrifty man; he never took a vacation, never put his money in a bank, and in fact only left the station in order to buy supplies. Everyone from the area believed that William Pogue hid the money somewhere close to his station.

On May 15, 1915, a traveler found Pogue lying on the floor of his cabin. The traveler went for help and the next morning a man by the name of Ralph Irwin took Pogue to the County Hospital at Eureka. Pogue had had a stroke and did not recover. He passed away three days later and with him went the whereabouts of the mine and an estimated $200,000.


The lost treasure of The William Pogue Fortune.

 The lost treasure of The William Pogue Fortune.

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