THE LOST TREASURE OF TAPIA
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Where is the lost treasure of Don TiburcioTapia?
There are numerous tales of lost treasures throughout
California; however, none is as strange as the lost treasure of Don Tiburcio
Tapia. He lived just east of what is known today as Los Angeles at Cucamonga
during the time that Spain ruled the area. Today, where his mansion once stood
is nothing but ruins.
In the 1840’s many residents of the area heard
rumors that America was going to invade and take over their land. This led to
them hiding their valuables; Tapia began to make plans to hide all of his
valuables. He found the perfect hiding spot for not only his wealth, but also
the wealth of his friends and the money that had been collected to build a
With all his treasure hidden away, he was no longer
afraid that anyone would ever find his wealth and it would be safe. The only bad
part is that he passed away in 1845 and never revealed to a soul where he had
hidden his valuables and the valuables of his friends.
A year passed away before his daughter Dona Maria
moved into her father’s home. She knew of the story of the treasures that were
supposed to be hidden there, but her thoughts were not on recovering the
treasure when she moved there.
Late one evening, a mysterious light moved across
the room and landed on a certain spot on the wall. She was not too concerned
until it appeared the very next night. This time she called her husband into the
room to make sure she was not going crazy. He wanted to prove to her that what
she was seeing was in fact true. He grabbed his knife and plunged it into the
wall where the strange light and focused.
The knife opened up a hollow place in the adobe
wall. Within the wall, they found a purse with silver coins and an old piece of
paper. The paper held the markings of a map. Many tried to locate the rest of
the treasure but were never successful. As far as anyone knows, the lost
treasure of Tapia is still there waiting to be discovered.
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