Where are the lost treasures of New Jersey taverns?
You may not believe there could be any treasure found
around old taverns and saloons, however, before going into taverns and saloons
several cowboys, gamblers, etc would hide or bury their valuables so as not to
have their valuables stolen or so they would not spend all their money.
If you wish to begin your search for lost or buried
treasures in New Jersey these old taverns would be the perfect spot.
In Burlington County, in a small village of
Bloomsburg there was the Trenton Old Ferry Inn. The ferry started around 1726
and in 1753, the tavern was opened. However, by 1797, the tavern was closed but
the ferry was still used.
In Lamberton, there was the Clunns Tavern, which
opened in 1773 and closed in 1830.
White Horse Tavern is where many tales have been
told about Joseph Bonaparte that lived in Bordentown. As the legend goes, he
buried most of his treasure nearby the White Horse Tavern.
The Old Eagle Tavern, which can be found between
White Horse and Washington, was opened in 1798. No one has an exact date the
If you travel about four miles from Atsion Furnace on the Old Tuckerton Road you
will happen upon the area once known as Quaker Bridge. There was once a tavern
and a village here from around 1809 until 1849. Today, there is no sign of
Washington’s Tavern was a tavern on Tuckerton State
Road where it connects to Breenbank and Speedwell Road. It was opened in 1773
and closed around 1854.
Many tales abound around taverns in Salem County.
One such tale is about Peter Louderback who owned The Seven Stars Tavern between
Sharptown and Swedesboro. Mr. Louderback was known to be quite the miser and his
family believed he buried his treasure close by his tavern or farm since upon
his death in 1780 none of his money could be found. To this day, his fortune is
still hidden away.
Somewhere in Salem County is the hidden treasure of
Blue Beard the infamous pirate. The tale explains that he his buried his
treasure in a field close by a cave where he lived. To this day, the exact
location has not been found even though the building still remain.
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