The lost treasure of Fort Dodge.

THE LOST TREASURE OF
FORT DODGE

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

Where is the lost treasure of Fort Dodge?



As the legend goes, a large wagon train left Santa Fe New Mexico headed for Independence Missouri in 1853. One of the travelers was a trader by the Jesus Martinez. When the wagon train was about 4 miles west of Fort Dodge, they were attacked by Indians. The wagon train fought hard to keep the Indians at bay; however, after five long days of fierce battle the Indians overtook the camp. Every driver and traveler was killed except for Jesus Martinez who had kept hidden. The Indians stole everything they needed or wanted from the wagons, set them on fire, and headed on their way. Martinez came out of hiding once the Indians were gone. He checked some of the wagons that were still in tact and retrieved 21 very heavy bags, each one had over $1,000 in silver coins. Martinez could not carry the bags with him, so he buried each bag right there.

Once he was finally rescued, he did not mention the silver that he had buried. He never returned to retrieve the treasure. Before Martinez died, he told his son the story. His son traveled to the area his father had mentioned in 1876. He never could find these bags of silver and no one else has discovered the bags of silver coins. Several wagon parts and other artifacts have been recovered from the area to give proof of the Indian battle. However, the silver is still buried there for some lucky soul to find.

If you wish to try to find these bags of silver coins, you can look for Fort Doge, which is located on Highway 400 east of Dodge City, Kansas. Just remember, the wagon train was around 4 miles west of Fort Doge headed to Independence, Missouri. Good Luck!


The lost treasure of Fort Dodge.

 The lost treasure of Fort Dodge.

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