There is a legend that was
passed down from one of Frank and Jesse James friends that in fact had
the original map on cowhide of the exact point where the loot from a
robbery was buried. However, no one even with the help of the map has
been able to recover the lost treasure.
was a friend of both James brothers and stated that he was even a look
out for them when they pulled some of the infamous robberies. From the
tale, Conley along with Frank and Jesse each possessed a map that
showed the whereabouts of $180,000 buried in Cutthroat Gap, which is in
the northwest corner of Comanche County in Oklahoma.
map shows, the treasure is hidden in a sealed cave, which should not be
hard to find once you find the stone corral known as the Horse Thief
Corral, which is home to an old log cabin where many outlaws use to
hide. Here you will find a Winchester rifle mounted in the fork of a
tree. This is the sign to show the way to the treasure. From the
directions on the old cowhide map, you will see a long black streak on
the summit of Mount Pinched. Somewhere between this streak and the
rifle is the sealed cave, which holds the loot.
loot stolen from a payroll robbery at Dodge City is hidden here in the
Wichita Mountains; however, no one has been able to find the sealed
cave. All of the other signs have been found, the cabin, the black
streak, and the Winchester, but no mysterious cave.
believe that Frank James did at one time go to Cutthroat Cap and
retrieve some of the money; however, no one knows whether he did in
fact take any or all of the money that was hidden there.