The lost treasure of Hidden Caches in Iowa.

HIDDEN CACHES IN IOWA
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

Where are some hidden caches in Iowa?



During Prohibition, there were several bootleggers fighting over the area around Templeton, Iowa. Since the money they were making was not of legal sources, many of these bootleggers buried their gain on their properties. The main reason even after Prohibition bootleggers did not keep bank accounts was the spying eyes of the IRS. Audits could be conducted and then the truth of the ill-gotten gains would be uncovered and along with that a jail term. One such incident occurred in 1972. Guilio Ferroni had been convicted of bootlegging twice in his life. After his death in 1961 of a heart attack, his home was left in tact. However, in 1972, contractors went about the razing of his home and discovered $17,860 from his illegal activities. Other homes all around Iowa more than likely have the same scenario.

In 1868, a wealthy cattle buyer was ambushed close by Siam which is 8 miles south of New Market in Taylor County. No one knew what happened to the chest he was carrying with $90,000 inside. Finally in 1915, during a trial that had nothing to do with the murder of this cattle buyer and his young companion, a man spoke up about the incident. This 77-year-old man admitted to being part of the ambush in which the cattle buyer along with his young companion had been killed. He stated the chest along with the $90,000 had been buried on Old Klondike farm northwest of Siam. he said other caches were there as well which included $12,000 and $50,000.


The lost treasure of Hidden Caches in Iowa.

 The lost treasure of Hidden Caches in Iowa.

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