BUTLER'S HIDDEN GOLD NUGGETS
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Where is the lost treasure of the Butlerís hidden gold nuggets?
In Amador County, California back during the gold rush
days, a group of African American miners were mining an area close to Sutter
Creek. This group of men held the claim to this area and worked the area until
they had so much gold that they could not carry anymore out of the area and
there was no place large enough to hold the gold that was found. They all left
carrying with them the gold they could carry. Only one lone prospector stayed
behind and his name was Butler.
As the legend goes, Butler borrowed $600 from a
name by the name of Uncle Pompey so he could open up his own claim just around
the bend from where the entire group had found gold in Sutter Creek.
Butler began to work his claim and he was right! In
one days time his gold pan would be completely filled with gold nuggets. Many
people claimed that while using a rocker during for a dayís work would yield
around $50,000. Remember, this was during the gold rush era and his find was not
kept secret long. Many others heard of this treasure find and wanted a piece of
the action; people began to hunt down some of Butlerís old partners to get them
to sell interest in the claim. This of course brought about lawyers and lawsuits
all wanting some of this huge fortune found in Sutter Creek.
Butler could not handle all the disagreements and
court cases. He soon became very ill with a fever and passed away. Upon his
death, $80,000 was found on deposit at Mokelumne Hill and about the same amount
at Sacramento. However, all of his friends knew him well and understood that
many times he would bury his gold nuggets close by where he found them within
his claim. As of this day, no one has ever found those gold nuggets buried by
Butler somewhere around the bend on Sutter Creek.
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