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Kentucky Treasure Legends…


 

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McCraken County

1…Coins dated in the late 1800’s have been found on the South Bank of the Ohio River
near West Paducah, they are believed to be washing from the wreck of a steamboat
that sank somewhere upstream.

2…Late in the Civil War, the Cole brothers sold their tobacco crop for $5,000 in Gold
coins which they hid in the fireplace hearth in their cabin, 20 miles from Paducah.
A few weeks later a robber broke into the cabin and killed them both. He then hid the
cache somewhere near the house and fled pursing lawmen.
Around 1900, dying, he told teh story of the gold coins to a close friend who traveled to
Kentucky to recover the treasure. Upon arrival he fouund out the cabin had been tore
down shortly after the brothers murder and he was unable to locate the treasure.

Crittenden County

1…River pirates and outlaws are said to have hidden some of their stolen property and
loot at different places along the river shore and inland in Crittenden County. Using
Cave-in-Rock, in Illinois, they would go across the river to hid their loot.

2…The Harpe brothers buried treasure in Critenden County. The also used Cave-in
Rock as a hideout.

3…Numerous caches are believed to be buried along the old Ford’s Ferry-Highwater Road
the 12 mile long road that connected Potts Hill with the Ford Ferry Terminus on the Illinois side
of the river.

4…A group of counterfeiters hid a cache of Gold near Dycusburg on the Cumberland River
before they were captured. It has never been found

5…A man named Moore in the 1800’s lived near Dycusburg on the Cumberland River and was
killed by two (2) hired hands for the money he had hidden on his property. The hired hands were
imprisoned for life and admitted they never found the money.

Webster County

1…Outlaw Micajah Harpe (Harpe brothers gang) who murdered and robbed from 1795-1804,
buried $300,000 in the area of Harpe’s Head Road near Dixon. It has never been recovered.

Logan County

1…Jesse James and his gang were force to bury $50,000 in gold coins near Russellville in 1868.
The money was taken from the Russellville Bank. It was hidden on the outskirts of town in a cave to the West of the city.

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Spanish treasure of COCOS ISLAND…..


While Simon Bolivar marched through Peru in 1823, a group of Spaniards in Lima seized the state treasure to keep it out of the hands of Bolivar.

The treasure, now estimated to be valued at more than $20 million, consisted of 200 chests of jewels, 250 swords with jeweled hilts, 150 silver chalices, 300 bars of gold and 600 bars of silver, just to describe some of the trinkets taken.

To get their treasure out of South America, it was put on board the Mary Dier which was under the command of a Scotsman called William Thompson.

The governor of Lima and a bishop, along with some other Spaniards traveled with the treasure so that the wrong hands wouldn’t get hold of it. They were no match for Thompson and his crew and were killed outright. Thompson then ordered his crew to sail his vessel to the island of Cocos which is on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. There, the treasure was stashed in a cave. Soon after leaving the island, they were captured by a Spanish frigate and Thompson and a member of his crew was returned to Cocos on the promise that their lives would be spared if they disclosed the whereabouts of the treasure. Once on the island, Thompson and his crew member escaped. The Spanish left the island empty handed and Thompson was rescued when a whaler showed up to get a supply of fresh water. He claimed that the crewman died. Thompson never returned to the island but he later gave his friend John Keating a chart which specifically stated where the treasure could be found.

Keating went to the island and rediscovered the treasure but the crew of the vessel he was sailing on mutinied and Keating and a friend narrowly escaped to the island with their lives. Keating was rescued (without his friend who, not unlike Thompson’s friend, also died) and Keating, like Thompson, never returned to the island. He did however entrust his secret to a friend.

In 1872, Thomas Welsh and his wife, the owners of the South Pacific Treasure Island Prospecting Company and several of their followers dug a tunnel 85 meters into the mountain on Cocos Island but netted nothing for their efforts.

A German named August Gisler, using a treasure map which supposedly belonged to a pirate called Benito Bonito, searched the island from 1899 to 1909. He found no treasure but he did find clues, such as stone with the letter K (for Keating) carved in it and a cable attached to a hook.

Since then, there have been several expeditions to the island, and even Sir Malcolm Campbell, (the famous race driver) Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Count Felix von Luckner tried their hands at searching for the treasure.

In 1932, Colonel J.E. Leckie using the services of a metal detector did uncover some of the gold, however, to this day; the bulk of the treasure still remains on the island. Cocos Island is situated 643 kilometers west of Costa Rica and can be reached only by a chartered boat.

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Lindisfarne treasure hoard: Plea to raise final £3,000…..


Campaigners aiming to buy a hoard of treasure unearthed in Northumberland are appealing for the public to help raise a final £3,000.

Builder Richard Mason found a pottery jug on the island of Lindisfarne in 2003, but it was not until 2011 that he found the jug contained 17 rare coins.

After being declared as treasure, Newcastle’s Society of Antiquaries campaigned to keep it in the region.

The society said a final £3,000 is now needed to reach the £30,900 target.

The campaign currently has £26,000 thanks to donations from the V& A Purchase Grant fund and the Headley Museums Archaeological Acquisitions Scheme.

However, in order to secure it at the Great North Museum in Newcastle, a final £3,000 must come from donations by members of the public.

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Great North Museum manager, Dr Sarah Glynn, said: “We are so close now to being able to secure this fantastic hoard of coins and we are extremely grateful for all the support we have received so far.

“It will be wonderful if the hoard can become part of the museum collection and put on display for the people of this region to enjoy.”

The 10 gold and seven silver coins span the reign of six English sovereigns and several European states with one – a gold scudo of Pope Clement VII, who refused to annul the marriage of Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon in the 1520s – thought to be worth about £30,000 alone.

The oldest coin is a silver groat of King Henry VI, minted in the late-1420s or early-1430s, and the latest is a silver sixpence of Queen Elizabeth I, minted in London in 1562.

In 1963, Alan Short, from Seahouses, found a hoard of 50 Elizabethan silver coins in almost the same spot on Lindisfarne – also known as Holy Island – which is also housed at the Great North Museum

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About Inside Detecting…..


The popularity of Inside Detecting and Dave McMahon is growing:

I thought today was the time to address what makes a great radio show, and why the host is so important. The quality of the voice is a must, and often that’s something given at birth. Other than a good-sounding voice, a good host is able to speak clearly and articulate well, and talk “on their feet” (able to improvise and make it sound natural). This is something that puts Dave McMahon far above the rest of the internet radio show hosts. Dave loves what he does, and it’s reflected in his work. Dave is not someone that speaks down to you, he speaks “TO” you. The Detecting Lifestyle Radio, Inside Detecting and Metal Detecting Beyond Sight and Sound operate on the same principle of “To the People, From the People” and do not use the approach of “We’re hip and you’re not, so we’re going to degrade and humiliate our guests”. Instead you will find that The Detecting Lifestyle Family Network of shows, tries to have good wit and also the Host makes himself the butt of the jokes rather than the listeners. His ability to relate with his audience in a personal way is what make it seem as he is your “friend”.
I grant you I have known Dave McMahon for many years and that may seem to some that my opinion expressed here is biased but it is my opinion. If you have not listened to Inside Detecting yet, I do encourage you to do so, if you have time listen to the archives of previous shows, they are available soon on Itunes for your enjoyment any time of the day or night.
You the listeners are why Dave does this and your support is greatly appreciated.

Live show on Thursday nights at 8:30 PM Eastern time, archives are below the radio player on this link:

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Hitler Hates Metal Detecting Shows…video


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Dave McMahon, Ed Cropski and Ron Guinazzo..Video Metal Detecting


This is the first, Ron GuinazzoEdward Cropski and Dave McMahon ..
I’m going to try to work on more of these, and get them out there, with the help of Chicago Ron.

 

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Last Radio Show until August…Tonight Friday, the 13th, 2014


Tonight, Friday, June 13, 2014 …8:30 PM Eastern time.. THE DETECTING LIFESTYLE RADIO SHOW… Join us live tonight as we dive into a great show tonight!! And for this event tonight, our guest will be Seener 53!! We will discuss the hobby/lifestyle of metal detecting, his technique and history in the hobby, what type of hunting he does, finds, and more.. Also wide open for anyone to call in and join in on the mayhem!! Call in # is …1-609-961-1842 Listen in, you never know what else we just may do!! Click the link below to listen live to the show through the player!! Also you never know what surprises we may have up our sleeves!!

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Father’s Day Minelab 3030 special….


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Hey all if you are looking to get a great detector or move up to one, we have a Fathers day special going, purchase a MINELAB CTX 3030 and receive a 17″ coil for free through Father’s Day!!!!!! We are offering this now!!!!..follow the link below or contact Chuck Smalley here on Facebook.
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Radio Show tonight…8:30 Eastern Time…


10409392_10202430017775174_2901126174915323762_nTonight June 10, 2014 8:30 PM Eastern time… THE DETECTING LIFESTYLE RADIO SHOW!!! Join us tonight for a GOOD ONE folks!! We are joined tonight by Mr. Terry Barnhart, from Ohio. Terry has been lighting it up with some great digs!! Join us as we talk with Terry about the hobby/lifestyle, his finds, where and how he detects, permissions, etc, etc…. Gonna be good folks, don’t miss it!! Call in live tonight.. 1-609-961-1842 Click the link below to listen to the show live through the player!!! Hope to have you all join us tonight!!!

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