THE LOST TREASURE OF
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.
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