The lost treasure of Trinity County, California.

THE LOST TREASURE OF
TRINITY COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

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

Where is the lost treasure of Trinity County, California?



There are many tales all over the west of lost gold mines, stolen treasures, hidden loot and Indian massacres where many lost their lives. All of these stories whether they were Indian attacks, settlers crossing flooded rivers, or just individuals forgetting directions tell of lost items that have to this day stayed hidden away.

One such story is that of the county sheriff of Trinity County. He was crossing a creek close by Weaverville when he lost one of his saddlebags with $1,000 in gold. He offered a reward and many of the local miners began the search. The even tried to locate the saddlebag by building a makeshift dam to divert the water from the creek in hopes of recovering the saddlebag and claiming the $250 reward. Even when they water was diverted the saddlebag was never found.

Many Indian attacks occurred along the Pit River route, as wagon trains would enter. Indians normally would kill every person and leave their belongings behind. Bloody Springs was one such place the exact location is a blurry according to the person telling the tale. Some say the treasure was hidden by the Indians close by Pittville while another tale explains the Indians threw the shiny gold pieces across the Pit River Gorge.

An army mule train traveling through what is now the Castle Crags State Park was headed north to pay the soldiers stationed at the northern forts. They were attacked by Indians. As the legend goes, the Indians used the mules for food and then hid all the gold in a cave. Several years later when there were very few members of the tribe left alive, one old woman of the tribe known as Nancy left the camp and ventured up Castile Creek. She would disappear for days, but on her return, she would have $20 gold pieces. She never told anyone where she would secretly go and where she found the gold pieces. She was a very sly woman and all attempts at following her met with dismay. She died without ever giving the location of the hidden gold.


The lost treasure of Trinity County, California.

 The lost treasure of Trinity County, California.

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