has many treasures hidden, buried, and lost from as far back as the
cowboy and Indian days to the roaring 20’s, through the gold
rush era and even more recent.
a treasure hunting adventure would be a great way to explore Iowa and
its beautiful countryside and the thought of finding one of the
treasures listed below would top of the vacation.
suppose to be buried treasure in Cold Water Cave, which is 25 miles
from Decorah on the Gaul farm, which was built in 1935, or so the
miner by the name of Tom Kelly buried his gold and valuables in a chest
somewhere near Kelly’s Bluff in Dubuque. His fortune is
estimated to be worth around $200,000. Another tale tells of $300,000
of silver and gold is buried behind Saint Raphael’s Roman
Catholic Church in downtown Dubuque.
nuggets were buried in three one-gallon ceramic jugs close to Eddyville
just north of the cemetery. This is the spot that three miners hid
their gold. One of the trio was killed and as the story goes; his body
was burned and buried in the exact spot of the buried gold nuggets. In
1920, a skull was found in the vicinity that helps to add more
credibility to the tale.
believed by the words from an old Indian that in 1842 an army payroll
wagon was robbed and the gold coins were buried close by Guttenburg
along Miner’s Creek.
In 1957, a park worker found several hundred American silver dollars in
Stone Park in Woodbury County. The stories are that there are several
different treasures hidden in the park, which was loot from pirates.