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    Kentucky Kache

    Buried Treasure - Places to Search Around Old Home Sites.

    By Frank Pandozzi


    Oh yes, the idea of searching for and finding a buried treasure has been thought about and dreamed by both young and old. Some have followed their hearts and have gone on treasure hunts that have resulted in locating buried treasures both beneath the ground and under the water. Others have located caches of all sizes inside homes and barns. Treasures are out there, just waiting to be found, and some of them may be closer to you than you think. Older homes that date back one hundred years or more have a very good chance of holding a treasure; and these old homes are in cities and towns across America.

    Many people did not trust banks. Also, many of our first settlers were very independent individuals, they wanted total control of their lives, and their possessions, including their money and valuables. It was common for those individuals to bury their valuables for safekeeping.

    This practice of hiding their possessions was a constant as this country moved into the nineteenth and twentieth century. The stock market crash of the 1920's only bolstered the lack of confidence people had with financial institutions, and to this day, people are still hiding their money. And the safest place to hide their money and possessions was in and around their home.

    However, often times the person doing the hiding would not tell the family. Husbands and wives many times never told their spouse that they buried a cache beneath the old oak tree. Therefore, when the spouse who did the burying dies, the other has no idea of the stash. And when both spouses are gone, or the family, not knowing of a hidden cache on the property moves away, the house with the treasure becomes the property of a new owner. There are buried treasure in old homes across the U.S.

    Whether you live in an older home that you purchased from someone else, or if you want to search for a treasure on the property of an old home, here are three places that have proved to be popular hiding places around old home sites.

    Beneath The Old Oak Tree

    As I mentioned in the illustration above, the old oak tree, or any large tree for that matter, has been a popular hiding place for buried treasure. Perhaps the reasons why are shade and a marking.

    Burying a treasure large or small requires work. It's easier to dig a hole while doing so beneath the shade of a large tree. Also, many people used tree's as a marker for their cache. You may not think a marker would be needed. After all, what person would forget where they buried their valuables. However, markers for treasures were also used at times to lead a family member to a buried treasure upon a death. So if you live in an old home, and there is an old tree on the property, especially behind the home, it's a good place to begin your search.

    Near The Well

    Another popular area where treasures have been located is near the well. The well was used often and it was a perfect place to bury a treasure. Most wells were also located behind the homes, so it would be secretive and easy to hide valuables time and time again.

    The Outhouse

    I love digging in old outhouses. Yes I've been called crazy for climbing into these old cesspools. However, they hold a wealth of valuables from old pottery, bottles, buttons, coins, and yes even treasures.

    There have been treasures found inside the outhouse, and beneath the wooden thrones. One individual located an old metal container fastened beneath the throne, held there by a few nails and a metal strip. Inside the container was hundreds of silver dollars dating from the mid 1800's.

    Think about all of the old abandoned homes you drive by on a weekly basis. Then think about how many of those old homes have a treasure lurking on it's property. All you need to do is ask for permission from the owner to search the property. Of course you will tell them that any buried treasure you may find, will be shared with them.

    A metal detector is a useful tool for locating buried treasure. You don't have to spend a lot of money for one. A good detector costs between three hundred and four hundred dollars. It could end up paying for itself.

    Frank W. Pandozzi, June, 2010

    http://www.legendsofamerica.com/trs-homesites.html





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    us
    Jul 2010
    New Hampshire USA
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    Re: Buried Treasure - Places to Search Around Old Home Sites.

    I love posts like this. Thanks for your thoughts!

  3. #3
    Kentucky Kache

    Re: Buried Treasure - Places to Search Around Old Home Sites.

    Quote Originally Posted by SeaninNH
    I love posts like this. Thanks for your thoughts!
    Not exactly MY thoughts, but thanks.

  4. #4
    us
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    Re: Buried Treasure - Places to Search Around Old Home Sites.

    Add chicken coops, kitchen garden, tack room, tool storage, and the like.

    Also look around fireplaces, and barn center supports...
    The more one learns the more he understands his ignorance. I am simply an ignor ant man trying to lessen his ignorance
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  5. #5
    Kentucky Kache

    Re: Buried Treasure - Places to Search Around Old Home Sites.

    Quote Originally Posted by stefen
    Add chicken coops, kitchen garden, tack room, tool storage, and the like.

    Also look around fireplaces, and barn center supports...
    Those are definitely good places to look.

  6. #6
    ca
    May 2007
    Canada
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    Re: Buried Treasure - Places to Search Around Old Home Sites.

    Look down INSIDE interior doors in the house.

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    us
    May 2011
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    Re: Buried Treasure - Places to Search Around Old Home Sites.

    I found an old jelly jar full of 1960's and 1970's pennies half buried in a dirt area of my basement. It was probably some kids savings. Too bad it wasn't silver, but oh well, more copper for the pile.

  8. #8
    ca
    Nov 2011
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    Re: Buried Treasure - Places to Search Around Old Home Sites.

    One that does not leave a rock unturned usually finds something good, your determination might very well be the key to success to come.

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2011
    Chester County pa
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    Metal Detecting, Cache Hunting ,And addto our History

    Re: Buried Treasure - Places to Search Around Old Home Sites.

    Could we assume that the homes with a spring house could have had something sunk into the water After this weekend I'll post some pics of a great old home site that has some over growth. Maybe as a group it could be picked apart for the possibilities.

    HH JAy

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    "John Holmes Jr."

    Nov 2011
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    Re: Buried Treasure - Places to Search Around Old Home Sites.

    I got a vacant lot to metal detect and they have a smashed down odd house but since the town was in the mid 1800's I might have too much "dirt" to go thru.These times I wish I had a backhoe lol, Good idea anyways.
    Don From Northern California gold fields.
    GOLD IS WHERE YOU FIND IT.. IT CAN HIDE BUT WHEN REAL IT DON'T LIE!
    My Mama Never raised No Fool... I Was Adopted!

 

 

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