The lost treasure of the train robbery at Columbus Junction, Iowa .

THE LOST TREASURE OF THE
COLUMBUS JUNCTION TRAIN ROBBERY

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

The lost treasure of the train robbery at Columbus Junction.



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 Junction.

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.


The lost treasure of the train robbery at Columbus Junction, Iowa .

 The lost treasure of the train robbery at Columbus Junction, Iowa .

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