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Treasure Hunt/missing treasure in Elkhorn Creek, KY


tim wrote at 2006-11-29 17:31:46
I live in Elkhorn City.  I know the man who found the coin.  I have one.  It was in a cave in Pine Mountain.

francois wrote at 2015-01-27 21:31:55
I think this story is in TH books - Swift had a tavern and another business and slaves and a relative/business partner.  He heard the Yankees were coming during the Civil War.  He loaded up his money in a cart, had a slave boy help him haul it across the river up into the mountains, then killed the slave boy there to keep the location a secret, came back home, told his business partner the money was stolen by soldiers, or something like that, and was later killed.  Location lost.  

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