Buried Treasures of the Great Plains

Paperback | January 10, 2006

byW.c. Jameson

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The dusty trails heading west of the Mississippi provided intrigue, adventure, and danger for the men and women who set out in search of a new life and fortune. Outlaws along with pioneers and forty-niners traveled this frontier often, finding and losing riches along the way. The Great Plains region - loaded with history from Native Americans, Spanish explorers, and Mexican, German, and Scots-Irish settlers, holds some of the country's most promising opportunities for finding buried treasure. Scattered from North Dakota to Texas, these stories provide a glimpse into the lives of fleeing outlaws, hard-working ranchers, priests, prospectors, and immigrants-all entwined in their search for treasure.

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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 colon...

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The dusty trails heading west of the Mississippi provided intrigue, adventure, and danger for the men and women who set out in search of a new life and fortune. Outlaws along with pioneers and forty-niners traveled this frontier often, finding and losing riches along the way. The Great Plains region - loaded with history from...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.31 × 5.48 × 0.56 inPublished:January 10, 2006Publisher:August House

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ISBN - 10:0874834864

ISBN - 13:9780874834864

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 8

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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

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These volumes will make you want to get out the old metal detector and try to find the buried treasure somewhere, even in the backyard. ... Jameson's books are well researched and engagingly written.