MW's Friday Five: Five Lost Treasures of Pennsylvania

MW's Friday Five: Five Lost Treasures of Pennsylvania

There are legendary lost treasures in almost every part of the world.  Often times the stories about these treasures are a mixture of facts and fiction.  It becomes difficult to discern what is truth the longer time passes, and sometimes the treasures become thought of as all fiction.  However, once in a great while, one of these treasures are found which brings hope the others can be found as well.

MW hopes to share many of these.   We start with five lost treasures of Pennsylvania.

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  1. babyrazor on November 16, 2022 at 8:02 am

    The trouble with news paper accounts of lost treasure and such from the late 1899’s and early 1900’s is that papers would fabricate tale to sell papers. one such tale from the period tells of fern diggers on an island in the Susquehanna River unearthed a pirate buried chest of treasure. This account was later proved to be a complete fabrication printed to improve news paper sales.

  2. Anthony Banahasky on November 16, 2022 at 8:27 am

    So the Federal government is now in the treasure hunting business? So even if someone found it it would have to be turned over.

  3. babyrazor on November 16, 2022 at 8:32 am

    Dents Run..lets see, that would be 1300 lbs of gold, it’s hard to imagine that weight in one wagon traveling through rural PA at that time. It would be worth over 32,000,000 today

  4. babyrazor on November 16, 2022 at 8:45 am

    lets see…the bridge treasure was 60,000 in gold that would weigh, if in $20 gold coins, 187+ pounds. Ever try to run away carrying 187 pounds? That’s one slow moving horse. Most of the lost treasures in PA had survivors. common sense would lead you to think someone eventually went back and dug it up. Also newspapers of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s would fabricate treasure tales to sell papers. As an example the tale of some fern diggers on the Susquehanna river dug up a treasure chest. The was great detail in the story but it eventually proved to be a fabrication. As for real treasure you CAN find, buy a metal detector and start hunting. A woman in Rhode Island, while planting potatoes unearthed a state minted colonial coin struck in Rhode Island that auctioned off for $40,000 or the couple in California walking there dog and found cans filled with gold coins. So good luck out there and watch out for ticks. You fans near Philly, your too late. When putting I-95 through Society Hill, in the 70’s near the river, they exposed dirt from the late 1600’s you could hardly spit without hitting a piece of Spanish silver. Then they found some cannons and that’s when the fences went up n security was hired.

  5. brad tipton on November 16, 2022 at 8:52 am

    There is an old family story about an Indian who, many years ago, was a drunk and paid for his whiskey with silver nuggets. This was in the area of Berlin toward Bedford, PA. It is said when he ran out of silver, he would disappear for a couple of weeks, then return with more silver nuggets. It would not have been impossible for a woods-wise Indian to make the round trip to the secret Indian silver mine. No one, to my knowledge tried to follow him. The story ends with the Indian being found murdered along the old Glades Road and all his silver missing. I have no information further than that, or where he was interred.

  6. fck fracking on November 16, 2022 at 8:55 am

    I wonder if any treasures would be found along the warrior trail in Greene County PA? It was a often used trail the Indians and idk maybe others used a lot across the hilltops

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