Plan a great
family vacation to Iowa and search for lost treasures while you are
there. Here is a list of a few of the treasures that are known to be in
Iowa that has not been recovered.
Bellevue Close by
the Mississippi River in the southern part of Bellevue a band of
pirates in the 1880’s buried their ill-gotten gain in a cave.
Shortly after hiding their loot, they were attacked and hung by
Buffalo No date
was disclosed, however, just west of Davenport at Buffalo a train was
robbed of around $35,000 to $50,000 in gold. As described by old timers
the gold was buried on a 3-acre lot near the railroad tracks and a road
close to a creek.
Gordo County Thomas
Nelson was not much into trusting and buried his fortune of gold coins
in a 3-foot deep hole somewhere between Wheeler Ranch and Horseshoe
Bend. He tried several times to recover his buried treasure but was
unable to find the location again.
Clinton As it
was told a lumberman worth quite a bit of money, filled an iron cooking
pot with gold coins, stocks and bonds. He then buried all this close to
the banks of the Mississippi River where today we know as River Front
tales abound about Jesse James and where he buried all of the money, he
and his gang, stole from various banks and trains. One such story is
that $35,000 worth of gold coins is buried on a farm just a few miles
north of Council Bluffs.
County Who has
not heard of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde? It is believed that this
pair buried a large amount of money in the 1930’s overlooking
the Raccoon River around three miles north of Dexter.