THE LOST TREASURE OF
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
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!
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