The lost treasure of Pawnee Rock, Kansas.

THE LOST TREASURE OF
PAWNEE ROCK

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

Where is the lost treasure of Pawnee Rock, Kansas?



Many, many years ago, Pawnee Rock in Kansas, was the site in which the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, and Kiowa Indians held councils of war and peace. This was a place were many lost their lives and much blood was shed. Here on Pawnee Rock, the Indians could view the valley below and spot buffalo, other Indian tribes and of course wagon trains.

This notable rock was used as landmark for many travelers going to west to seek their fortune and was a popular resting spot. It was known for being the mid-point between Independence, Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Here in this unique spot game and water was plentiful and a great place to rest for the rest of the trip ahead.

This may have been a wonderful and relaxing place to stop along the trail for a quiet night if it had not been for the Indians. It was popular for resting but also for being a very dangerous stop. Many settlers afraid that the Indians would attack would bury their valuables prior to going to sleep and then would dig them up the next morning as they headed out for the last leg of their journey. However, many just as they feared were attacked by Indians and their treasures are still buried exactly where they placed them for safekeeping.

It is believed that many caches are buried at Pawnee Rock, a matter of fact the figure is more than likely over hundred. The caches if found could be of a one traveler, a family moving west, belongings of Spanish expeditions, or Santa Fe freighters that would stop there on their way back east with gold or silver.

Today, you can visit the stone monument at the historic site, which was unveiled on May 14, 1912. The state park allows visitors from sunrise to sunset where you can stand in awe at the beautiful scenery that so many early settlers once saw on their journey.


The lost treasure of Pawnee Rock, Kansas.

 The lost treasure of Pawnee Rock, Kansas.

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