RATTLESNAKE DICK'S STOLEN LOOT
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Where is Rattlesnake Dick's Stolen Loot?
Richard Barter, better known throughout the history
books as Rattlesnake Dick or Dick Woods, was one of the first to rush to
California in search of his fortune during the gold rush. However, he was not
one of the lucky ones. He soon turned to a life of a crime and began rustling
horses. His luck was just as bad and he found himself in prison, where he stayed
for two years.
While in prison, Rattlesnake Dick met up with Cy
and George Skinner and some other bad sorts. In 1856, a large gold shipment was
going down Trinity Mountains from the Yreka and Klamath River Mines. This is
where Richard and his newly found friends decided to make their fortune. The
gold was turned over to the group of bandits, which was estimated to be around
$80,000 in gold bullion.
George Skinner was suppose to met the rest of the
bandits including Rattlesnake Dick at Folsom, however, the gold was too heavy to
bring down the mountain pass and George decided to buy half of the loot in the
On the way down the mountain after burying half the
gold, the men were caught up with by a Wells Fargo posse. George Skinner was
killed and the rest of his bad guys ran off.
No one to this day has been able to find the
remaining $40,000 worth of gold bullion buried on Trinity Mountain; even
Rattlesnake Dick could not find where George had buried the treasure.
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