THE LOST TREASURE OF THE GYPSY
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Where is the Gypsy’s buried treasure?
Today, Mulberry, Tennessee is nothing more than a
memory however; it was once a very prosperous town with one of the most popular
horse racing tracks in the south. People from all over would come, bring their
fastest horses, and bet on the outcome. As the legend goes, there was a family
of gypsies by the name of Cooper that was known throughout the racing circuit.
They usually came to the race with their pockets full of money to bet on their
horses and the majority of the time walked away with the prize.
On this one occasion, one of the Cooper brothers
came to Mulberry with a beautiful Arabian racehorse. His plan was to race his
prize winning horse, return to the Gypsy colony, where he would marry his bride
and then enjoy many days of festivities after the wedding.
Cooper bet his gold on his horse and then buried
the money which amounted to $50,000 along with a diamond wedding ring and a gold
pocket watch set with diamonds.
The day of the race, it began to rain. Cooper went
about doing all the other mundane tasks to prepare for the race in the hopes of
the rain slacking off so he win the race and be off. When the rain quit, Cooper
asked the trainer to take his horse out on the track for a run or two. The
trainer said that this was not a good idea since the track was slick from all
the rain. Since the trainer refused, Cooper saddled up his horse and was off at
full speed around the track. The horse slipped in the slick mud and fell. When
the horse fell, so did Cooper. The heavy horse shoes of the Arabian crushed the
skull of Cooper and he died without regaining consciousness.
Cooper was buried near the mulberry tree which gave
the town its name and you could still see his grave in the 1940’s. After his
death, many members of the gypsy colony would search for the treasure but to
this day no one has ever located the buried gold.
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