Incredible Story of Missing Treasure in California that has never been found!

Incredible Story of Missing Treasure in California that has never been found!

This is a story of a missing treasure in California. In 1856 four outlaws commanded by the notorious “Rattlesnake Dick,” robbed a stagecoach of $80,600 in gold. Unable to tow all of the gold, half was buried in the Trinity Mountains in California by the leader of the outlaws. During their escape, the leader was gunned down. Being the only man that knew where the gold was when he died, the location of the buried gold died with him.

Chapters:
0:00 – Intro
0:38 – Rattlesnake Dick
1:56 – Becoming an Outlaw
2:46 – Cyrus and George Skinner
3:20 – The Biggest Heist of their Lives
5:11 – Shootout and Aftermath
6:00 – The Search
6:35 – The Fates of Cy and Rattlesnake
7:02 – Sheriff John Boggs

Music: The Colonel by Zachariah Hickman and Pale Rider Blues by the Mini Vandals

References and interesting sites:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_H._Barter

Rattlesnake Dick’s Stolen Loot

Rattlesnake Dick Barter – Miner Turned Outlaw

Cyrus Skinner – Gold Field Outlaw


https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/placer-county-deputy-killed-by-rattlesnake-dick-memorialized/103-572910038
https://goldcountrymedia.com/news/135390/meet-auburns-very-own-wild-west-bad-guy-rattlesnake-dick/
Trinity Mountains image – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_Alps_Wilderness#/media/File:Emerald_lake_trinity_alps.jpg – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
all maps – https://www.google.com/maps/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush
https://www.sos.ca.gov/archives/collections/photographs/guide/corrections/sq-album

Tom Bell the Outlaw


Pack Mule photo – https://www.filson.com/blog/how-to/pack-a-mule-with-a-diamond-hitch-and-packing-list/
Boggs photo by Glenda Raga – https://www.findagrave.com/user/profile/47164677

5 Comments

  1. Tinytattoomike on August 5, 2022 at 7:30 am

    You have the best videos I just wish they were longer

  2. Mark Twaine on August 5, 2022 at 7:32 am

    gold is heavy…40,000 $ worth would be difficult to lug around….it would’ve been easier to stash it in a rock formation or small cave…

  3. Danny O on August 5, 2022 at 7:38 am

    Just subscribed more California content please I need hope lol

  4. Joe on August 5, 2022 at 8:03 am

    Rattlesnake Dick!🤣🤣👍

  5. Blake Cannon on August 5, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Have you ever found any treasures

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