From tales of cowboy and
Indians to gold rush days South Dakota has many stories to tell passed
down from generation to generation. Many of these tales are centered on
lost, buried, or hidden treasures throughout the state that have not
been recovered to this day.
just a few you might wish to find if you decide to take a trip to South
Close to the town of Nemo,
just northwest or Rapid City it is believed that General Custer buried
ammunition, whiskey and a large chest of money along Bogus Jim Creek.
General Custer thought he would be able to return and get his cache at
a later date; however, he and his company had to leave the area in
pursuit of hostile Indians.
Canadian was mining an area around Castle Creek in 1854. By records,
they buried their gold in a jug to keep the Indians from stealing it,
however, they were killed by Indians, and the gold was never recovered.
tales of hidden or buried treasure, quite a few of these treasures
belong to people that buried their valuables on their property for
safekeeping as with these listed below.
Henry Thomas was a miner
in 1874 around French Creek. The story states that he buried his gold
around 5 miles southeast of Gordon’s Stockade on the bank of
French Creek. He died before he recovered the gold.
Sanchz was the owner of an inn, tavern, and roadhouse on the old stage
line. He was quite the miser and had a very large fortune. It is
believed that he placed his money in fruit jars and then once a month
he would leave the tavern. He would head northeast along the Dirty
Woman Creek. He would be gone for about an hour before returning. It is
believed that he buried the fruit jars filled to the brim with money he
had collected over the month. Edward Sanchz was killed in 1902 and the
location of the buried fruit jars was never found.