Where are the hidden treasure in Cass County, Missouri?
In the Cass County Times-Courier on October 24, 1879,
an article was printed that told the location of a hidden Spanish treasure. The
treasure is hidden close by Harrisonville, Missouri.
In 1772, Spaniards traveling through the area
buried 15 loads of gold, which was estimated at around 130 pounds each, and
1,000 bars of silver, which weighed on average 20 pounds for each bar. The
treasure was buried just before an Indian attack in an area four or five miles
west and one or one and half miles just north of Harrisonville. The silver is
believed to be buried within ¼ mile of where the Rodman School stood. The gold
is believed to be about a mile farther north.
In 1930, a construction crew while building a
bridge found proof of a Spanish and Indian battle with remains of old weapons,
old armor, and even a few skeletons.
Harrisonville has grown since the late 1800’s and
the exact location of the Rodman School will take some detective work, however,
if you are good at sleuthing you may be the one that discovers this treasure.