America's Lost Treasure

Author: Tommy Thompson

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780871137326

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 2179

In more than 250 photographs, drawings, and illustrations, "America's Lost Treasure" chronicles the sinking and recovery of the "Central America", the subject of "The New York Times" bestseller "Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea".
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Lost Treasures of American History

Author: W. C. Jameson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1589792890

Category: History

Page: 201

View: 8166

A professional treasure hunter recounts the search and discovery tales of lost mines and buried treasure throughout the nation's history, in a volume that includes the stories of the Sir Francis Drake Treasure, the Nez Pierce Gold, and Lafayette's Sunken Riches. Original.
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Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck

Author: Gary Kinder

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9781555847968

Category: Transportation

Page: 560

View: 4669

“Titanic meets Tom Clancy technology” in this national-bestselling account of the SS Central America’s wreckage and discovery (People). September 1875. With nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, the side-wheel steamer SS Central America encountered a violent storm and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. More than four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of gold were lost. It was a tragedy lost in legend for more than a century—until a brilliant young engineer named Tommy Thompson set out to find the wreck. Driven by scientific curiosity and resentful of the term “treasure hunt,” Thompson searched the deep-ocean floor using historical accounts, cutting-edge sonar technology, and an underwater robot of his own design. Navigating greedy investors, impatient crewmembers, and a competing salvage team, Thompson finally located the wreck in 1989 and sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, and journals. A great American adventure story, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is also a fascinating account of the science, technology, and engineering that opened Earth’s final frontier, providing “white-knuckle reading, as exciting as anything . . . in The Perfect Storm” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). “A complex, bittersweet history of two centuries of American entrepreneurship, linked by the mad quest for gold.” —Entertainment Weekly “A ripping true tale of danger and discovery at sea.” —The Washington Post “What a yarn! . . . If you sign on for the cruise, go in knowing that you’re going to miss meals and a lot of sleep.” —Newsweek
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The Seal of Liberty

America's Quest for the Lost Treasure of Freemasonry

Author: Adam Schneider

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517793821


Page: 200

View: 8796

By 1713, a secret plan was underway in the American colonies to found the Land of Liberty, with the exact location of its future capital already chosen. That plan was encoded in a map, revealed here for the first time, which illuminates George Washington's profound aspiration for Liberty.A continuous crescendo with twists during the ascent-you won't see this book coming. Your assumptions about Freemasonry, religious symbolism, and Liberty will be tested. It all begins humbly with a simple quest for treasure. "The Seal of Liberty" is a systematic revelation delivered as the original enigmatic craftsmen of Masonry intended-a treasure quest, a spiritual journey, and an intellectual discovery-that solves one of the world's most enduring mysteries.
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New Mexico Treasure Tales

Author: W.C. Jameson

Publisher: Caxton Press

ISBN: 9780870045523

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8483

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Veteran treasure hunter and folklorist W.C. Jameson presetns twenty-six colorful, inriguing and mysterious stories about fortunes lost and found in the mountains and deserts of New Mexico.
Posted in History

Buried Treasures of the Ozarks

Legends of Lost Gold, Hidden Silver, and Forgotten Caches

Author: W. C. Jameson

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874831061

Category: History

Page: 189

View: 3528

Relates local legends from Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma about abandoned mines, hidden stashes of plunder, and lost fortunes
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Buried Treasures of the American Southwest

Legends of Lost Mines, Hidden Payrolls, and Spanish Gold

Author: W. C. Jameson

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874830828

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 2021

Collects legends and lore of buried treasure in the American Southwest, with maps showing locations
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Ancient Treasures

The Discovery of Lost Hoards, Sunken Ships, Buried Vaults, and Other Long-Forgotten Artifacts

Author: Brian Haughton

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601635486

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 5165

Why are so many people fascinated by treasure? Is it purely a desire for wealth, or is it also the romantic appeal of tales of lost ancient artifacts? It is certainly true that the stories behind the loss and recovery of a number of ancient treasures read like edge-of-the-seat fiction, somewhere between Indiana Jones and James Bond. In Ancient Treasures, you will read fascinating stories of lost hoards, looted archaeological artifacts, and sunken treasures, including: The Sevso Treasure, a hoard of large silver vessels from the late Roman Empire—estimated to be worth $200 million—looted in the 1970s and sold on the black market. The Amber Room, a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, stolen by the Nazis in 1941 and brought to the castle at Königsberg in Russia, from which it disappeared. The fabulous wealth of Roman and Viking hoards buried in the ground for safekeeping, only to be unearthed centuries later by humble metal detectorists. The wrecks of the Spanish treasure fleets, whose New World plunder has been the target of elaborate salvage attempts by modern treasure hunters
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Lost Mines and Hidden Treasure

Author: Leland Lovelace

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781478142959


Page: 262

View: 7817

Back In Print! Author Leland Lovelace has put together a listing of 25 treasures spanning the United States just waiting to be found!Lost Mines and Hidden Treasure is the culmination of a lifetime of work by author Leland Lovelace. Her research would include correspondence, newsclippings, printed matter, and unpublished manuscripts. The majority of what she collected concerns Lovelace's research on lost mines and buried treasures in the Superstition Mountain region.This book is a must have for any serious Treasure Hunter as it holds a wealth of information that many would hold onto, but Lovelace chose to share.25 Chapters cover lost mines, hidden treasures, and even precious gemstones! All of them just waiting to be found!
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The Lost Treasure of King Juba

The Evidence of Africans in America before Columbus

Author: Frank Joseph

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591438519

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

View: 4461

The story of a mysterious southern Illinois treasure cave and its proof of the presence of Africans in North America long before Columbus. • Includes over 100 photographs of the artifacts discovered. • Re-creates the historic voyage of King Juba and his Mauretanian sailors across the Atlantic to rebuild their society in the New World. • Explains the mystery of the Washitaws, a tribal group of African origin, first encountered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In 1982 Russell E. Burrows, a treasure hunter in southern Illinois, stumbled on a cache of ancient weapons, jewels, and gold sarcophagi in a remote cave. There also were stone tablets inscribed with illustrations of Roman-like soldiers, Jews, early Christians, and West African sailors. These relics fueled a bitter controversy in the archaeological community regarding their authenticity, leading Burrows to destroy the entrance to the cave. Researching more than 7,000 artifacts removed from the cave before it was sealed, Frank Joseph explains how these objects came to be buried in the middle of the United States. It started with Cleopatra, whose daughter was made queen of the semi-independent realm of Mauretania, present-day Morocco, which she ruled with her husband, King Juba II. Following the execution of their son, Ptolemy, by Emperor Caligula, the Mauretanians rebelled against their Roman overlords and made their way into what is now Ghana. There they constructed a fleet of ships for a transatlantic voyage to a land where they hoped to rebuild their kingdom safe from Roman rule. They took with them a great prize unsuccessfully sought by two Roman emperors: Cleopatra's golden treasure and King Juba's encyclopedic library of ancient wisdom. Fully illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs of artifacts retrieved from the southern Illinois site, The Lost Treasure of King Juba is a compelling story that could force us to rethink the early history of our nation and the possibility that Africans arrived on our continent nearly fifteen centuries before Columbus.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Lost Gold and Buried Treasure

Author: Kevin D. Randle

Publisher: M Evans & Company

ISBN: 9780871317926

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 301

View: 4091

Complete with maps and a directory, a guide to confirmed sites of treasure includes the most recent reports and history of lost fortunes from Nova Scotia to Southern Arizona to Peru. IP.
Posted in Crafts & Hobbies

Buried Treasures of Texas

Legends of Outlaw Loot, Pirate Hoards, Buried Mines, Ingots in Lakes, and Santa Anna's Pack-train Gold

Author: W. C. Jameson

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874831788

Category: History

Page: 202

View: 9051

Collects legends of buried treasure in Texas, including the gold of Haystack Mountain, a missing Incan hoard, and the Deer Island shipwrecks
Posted in History

Lost Gold of the Republic

The Remarkable Quest for the Greatest Shipwreck Treasure of the Civil War Era

Author: Priit Vesilind

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933034065

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 982

In 1865, the paddlewheel SS "Republic" encountered a hurricane and, along with its cargo of $400,000 in gold and silver coins, broke apart, and sank. In 2003, the collection of coins--now valued at an estimated $75 million--was recovered. Recently seen as a PBS "National Geographic" special entitled "Civil War Gold," the full story of the ship is now told in book form.
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Last of the Breed

A Novel

Author: Louis L'Amour

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553899351

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3370

“For sheer adventure L’Amour is in top form.”—Kirkus Reviews Here is the kind of authentically detailed epic novel that has become Louis L’Amour’s hallmark. It is the compelling story of U.S. Air Force Major Joe Mack, a man born out of time. When his experimental aircraft is forced down in Russia and he escapes a Soviet prison camp, he must call upon the ancient skills of his Indian forebears to survive the vast Siberian wilderness. Only one route lies open to Mack: the path of his ancestors, overland to the Bering Strait and across the sea to America. But in pursuit is a legendary tracker, the Yakut native Alekhin, who knows every square foot of the icy frontier—and who knows that to trap his quarry he must think like a Sioux.
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Russell and the Lost Treasure

Author: Rob Scotton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062067098

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7247

Russell the sheep is determined to find the Lost Treasure of Frogsbottom. Equipped with his Super-Duper Treasure Seeker, Russell searches high and low, up and down, and in and out. Nothing! Finally, Russell finds an old chest! Could it be? Discover how Russell finds the most valuable treasure of all.
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Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of Arkansas

Author: W. C. Jameson

Publisher: Goldminds Pub Llc

ISBN: 9781930584266

Category: History

Page: 154

View: 5623

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 these pages, award-winning author W.C. Jameson has captured and interpreted the most complete collection of these rich and varied stories of lost treasure.
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Treasure Tales of the Rockies

Author: Perry Eberhart

Publisher: Swallow Press

ISBN: 9780804009355

Category: History

Page: 315

View: 8155

Here is a whopping collection of tales of lost mines and buried treasure to stir the blood of any adventurous spirit and to satisfy the most lively imagination. Maps and photos galore accompany the stories. Perry Eberhart gathered and researched almost 150 treasure tales and tells them with the same thoroughness, engaging style, and lively anecdotes that distinguish his other major contribution to Colorado lore and history: Guide to the Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps. Treasure Tales not only tells the original story of a lost mine or a buried treasure, but also fills in the pieces of the puzzle as they have come to light over the years. Many tales become more and more intriguing -- but still remain a puzzle. In some cases the puzzle is solved, often accidentally. Eberhart also collects the fascinating tales of lost treasures found. This latest edition of Treasure Tales brings all of this information up to date. Forty-three maps by Sandy Eberhart and forty-eight well-chosen photographs round out Treasure Tales. This is a book for both armchair excitement and for the adventurer who wants to search out what nature, time, and man's ingenuity have hidden from us -- and what nature, time, and man's ingenuity also often help us find. Good luck!
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The Silver Madonna and Other Tales of America's Greatest Lost Treasures

Author: W. C. Jameson

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1589798406

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 5559

The twenty-four tales in this book are of the most famous lost treasures in America, from a two-foot statue reportedly made entirely of silver (the “Madonna”) and a cache of gold, silver, and jewelry that was rumored to also contain the first Bible in America to seventeen tons of gold—its value equal to the treasury of a mid-sized nation—buried somewhere in northwestern New Mexico. What makes these tales even more compelling is that none of these known-to-be-lost treasures have been discovered, although modern detecting technology has made them eminently discoverable.
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Copper Scroll Studies

Author: George J. Brooke,Philip R. Davies

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567084566

Category: Religion

Page: 362

View: 2993

This book contains the papers delivered at the 1996 Copper Scroll Symposium which was organized by the Manchester-Sheffield Centre for Dead Sea Scrolls Research to mark the 40th Anniversary of the opening of this enigmatic scroll in Manchester. The papers cover the history of the Scroll's interpretation (P. Muchowski, P. Davies, B. Segal, M. Wise); how it should be conserved, restored and read (N. Cacoudre, M. Lundberg, E. Puech); how it was produced (P. Kyle McCarter); the meaning of its technical terms (J.F. Elwolde, A. Lange, J. Lefkovits, J. Lubbe, L. Schiffman); its genre (M. Bar-Ilan, R. Fidler, T. Lim); its geography (P.S. Alexander); its correlation with archaeological remains (H. Eshel); and not least who wrote it, when and why (S. Goranson, I Knohl, H. Stegemann, B. Thierine, A. Wolters) with an Introduction by G. Brooke. This is volume 40 in the Journal for the Study of Pseudepigrapha Supplement series.
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