Buried Treasures of New England by W.c. JamesonBuried Treasures of New England by W.c. Jameson

Buried Treasures of New England

byW.c. Jameson

Paperback | December 14, 2005

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 80 plum® points

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This book contains more than thirty stories from New England and the Northeast about hidden riches, forgotten war loot, and sunken ship treasures. Marie Antoinette's $1 million necklace lies in the cold waters of the Pennichuck Brook just a few miles from downtown Nashua, New Hampshire. A steamboat, possibly the country's first one, still remains deep in Lake Morey near Fairlee, Vermont. A young woman discovers her great-grandfather's lost money in the chimney of his mysterious Massachusetts mansion. But was there more hidden in the bricks? From Revolutionary War and Civil War tales to a legend about a missing silver church bell, this lore, grown out of true accounts and actual histories, has propelled New England into one of the most fascinating regions for lost treasure. This pirate story is rich in loot as well as culture. Readers will learn about the importance of courage, responsibility and resourcefulness.
W.C. Jameson Bio:W.C. Jameson is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than seventy books and over 1,500 articles and essays. In addition, he is an accomplished songwriter and performer, having recorded five albums of his original music and acted in five films. He has written the soundtracks for four films, and wrote and pe...
Title:Buried Treasures of New EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.32 × 5.49 × 0.54 inPublished:December 14, 2005Publisher:August House

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874834856

ISBN - 13:9780874834857

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 8


From Our Editors

His eight previous volumes in the Buried Treasures series explored hidden splendors from the Appalanchians to the Pacific Northwest.Now, in these three new books, Jameson reveals the secrets of lost wealth from New England, down to the Atlantic Coast, and across the Great Plains.Stories in these collections range from the time of colonization ("Bloody Tew's Lost Gold" and "Joseph Braddish's Secret Cache") and the Revolutionary War ("The Benedict Arnold Treasure" and "Marie Antoinette's Diamond Necklace") to the days of marauding pirates on the high seas ("Blackbeard's Isles of Shoals Treasure" and "The Lady Pirate's Marsh Mystery") to Civil War-era riches ("A Rebel Soldier's Treasure Tale" and "The Lost Union Army Treasure") and hidden outlaw stashes on the Great Plains ("The Dalton Gang Lott" and "Bill Doolin's Outlaw Gold").Armchair adventurers of all ages will devour these terrific tales of forgotten war loots, sunken treasures, outlaw hordes, jinxed ships, and cursed money. They'll ride the waves with swindling swashbucklers, saddle up with the Texas Rangers, and dig for lost immigrant catches among the dangers of the Wild West.Each volume contains a glossary of geological and geographical terms

Editorial Reviews

The stories appear to be thoroughly researched and are written in a lively, narrative style. Jameson features the typical pirate legends, such as Blackbeard, but also makes readers aware of the lesser-know reasons for lost treasure, such as weather-related shipwrecks and inland burial sites that are difficult to find. State maps indicate the probable locations of the lost booty discussed. An interesting piece of history for nonfiction and adventure buffs.