Who has not been thrilled and not a little frightened by tales of ghosts, spirits, hauntings, and monsters? Some of the most fascinating accounts come from the dark hollows of the Ozark Mountains. For generations, these scary, mystifying legends have been told around campfires and family gatherings and handed down through the generations. Now, for the first time, the best of these tales have been gathered together and presented in this volume.
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W.C. Jameson tells the secrets of lost army payrolls and smuggled gold scattered about the countryside, nearly forgotten but awaiting discovery. Jameson, a folklorist, musician, and environmentalist, has been on close to two hundred expeditions for lost stashes of gold, silver, or other treasures.
Tennessee's tales of treasure come from a multitude of sources: Indians mining silver for jewelry and ornaments, outlaws burying stolen loot, lost and hidden Civil War payrolls, personal wealth buried and never to be retrieved, and much more. Like most legend and lore, these stories arose from actual historical events. In time, they were relegated to the back pages of history books and obscure journals and then largely forgotten.
"West Tn. Treasure Hound. I had found a lot of this"
The numerous tales and legends related to lost mines and buried treasures in Oklahoma are often supported by documentation. The stories included in this book are most compelling because they offer chances of recovery. Though obscured by the passage of many decades since they were originally hidden or lost, these elusive treasures nevertheless continue to tempt the adventurous, the committed, the passionate.
Throughout history, the state of Missouri has served as a setting for a vast array of exciting legend and lore. Within this audio, W.C. Jameson presents the most complete collection of the Show Me State's tales of lost mines and buried treasures. With his gift for storytelling, Jameson relates episodes from the time of Indian occupation through early settlement, the Civil War, to the present. As a legendary professional treasure hunter, Jameson has followed the trails of many of these lost mines and buried treasures.
"Excellent and very interesting Historical Book!"
Arkansas has long been a land rich in history and lore, and few of the events associated with The Natural State are more compelling and provocative than those associated with lost mines and buried treasures. Within this audiobook, award-winning author W.C. Jameson has captured and interpreted the most complete collection of these rich and varied stories of lost treasure.
Folk wisdom varies from region to region, and the Ozark Mountain variety was, and still is, peculiar and very special to the residents of this grand range. For the most part, early Ozarkers, though scattered, were bound together by common geography, religion, ethnic background, language, customs, dress, architecture, and even hardship. Wisdom as it related to survival and just getting by was accumulated and freely shared among these isolated residents.
W.C. Jameson takes his listeners back to a time when the six-gun was king, life was cheap, and many a bandit died before recovering his stolen loot. Jameson, a folklorist, musician, and environmentalist, has been on close to 200 expeditions for lost stashes of gold, silver, or other treasures.