The lost treasure of the train robbery at Columbus
Columbus Junction, Iowa is the location that a bit of
treasure has been found, however, as the legend goes there two caches hidden
away in the area and only a small portion has been recovered.
Both of the treasures known to have been around
Columbus Junction were from train robberies. In one train robbery, $30,000 in
gold and silver coins was stolen in 1904, and the other robbery took place close
to Whisky Hollow in 1910.
With the train robbery in 1904, it is believed that
$10,000 of the original $30,000 was found by a man digging a septic tank close
to Letts in 1934. The rest of the loot has not been discovered but the
speculations are that it is hidden somewhere between Letts and Columbus
The other train robbery close by Whiskey Hollow has
mystery all around it. In 1910, around 6 miles south of Muscatine, two robbers
uncoupled the engine and the express car from the train. They traveled very
close to Columbus Junction before leaving them on the tracks and taking off with
the loot. However, here is the twist, the robbers were caught shortly after
leaving the train but no loot was found on them or between the spot they were
captured and the abandoned train. There is also much turmoil over the amount of
money that was stolen; some say the total amount was $5,000 while others swear
it was $50,000.
Today, both of these treasures have not been
recovered and are still waiting to be found. Get out our Geiger counter and
start searching; you may be the one to find all the loot.
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