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  1. #1
    danl311

    Dents run gold bars ?

    I noticed some of you had posted some information under another topic of the Dents run gold bars. Ive been doing some research and plan to make a trip out that way this summer. Did anyone here of the theory that some clues and/or a possible message and/or map showed up in Caledonia wich is about 13 miles from Dents run.

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    Re: Dents run gold bars ?

    where is Dents run?? Or Caledonia?
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    danl311

    Re: Dents run gold bars ?

    Its in the Appalacian mountain area of Western Pennsylvania

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    Re: Dents run gold bars ?

    and a caledonia in western Newyork also

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    stonewall

    Re: Dents run gold bars ?

    dents run is near caledonia state park pennsylvania about 12 miles from my home.

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    stonewall

    Re: Dents run gold bars ?

    The gold bars were part of a union payroll of 26 gold bars. each weighing 50 pounds each they were placed in bottom of the wagon. wagon and mules were found with several dead bodies no gold though. pinkerton detectives never found any leads only one survivor of wagon but he was never connected to any blame there is no treasure map to this story. but i do believe its a true one though. these mountains are thick with lots of old trails. been searching on this one for 2 years.

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    aquabob

    Re: Dents run gold bars ?

    Oops, wrong Dents run, I was thinking you were talking about Dents run up in Elk, or Potter county.....Franklin county makes more "cents"...... with the Union payroll story. 1300 lbs of gold surely wasn't "walking" away from that ambush site. Good Luck in your search stonewall. I am outside of Harrisburg, not too very far from you.

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    Re: Dents run gold bars ?

    caledonia is in scotland on the west coast. i ve been there.

  9. #9
    PAcamper

    Re: Dents run gold bars ?

    Please don't take this as offense but - you people don't know what you are talking about! The Civil War gold mentioned when this post began is belived to be somewhere by Dents Run,PA. That means it would probably be in either Elk or Cameron County. Caledonia has nothing to do with it anyway. Im sorry to have come off in a mean tone. I have a cabin along Dents Run. Please reply.

    [shadow=red,left]Thanks!

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    aquabob

    Re: Dents run gold bars ?

    pacamper...........people will definitely take offense, when you start out a reply with "you people don't know what you are talking about"..........as you can see by kaatu's response to you......

    I didn't start this thread, and as I stated in my post earlier, I thought that the dents run that was in question is on the border of Elk, and Cameron counties, near the town of Benezette. I am quite familiar with that "dens run" as that is where I grew up hunting deer,
    Stonewall is the one that posted that dents run is 12 miles from his home in Caledonia, Who am I to question someone that knows of a dents run 12 miles from their home....I have never heard of a lost shipment of gold in the dents run in Elk county where I hunt, so I was assuming that since Gettysburg is near Franklin county, that their was obviously another "dents run" in Franklin county that I never heard of. Caledonia State Park is just West of Gettysburg on Rt. 30, so Stonewall must be searching a "dents run" that is local to him. Their are lots of little "runs" in PA, and not all are on a map. The PA Atlas and Gazateer lists dents run as being in Elk/Cameron Co.

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    Re: Dents run gold bars ?

    For those intrested "United States Treasure Atlas" lists, in 1865 During the Civil War, 26 Gold Bars each Weighing 50 lbs.
    in "HICK'S RUN" Elk County. The U.S. army Found Dead Army Mules near "DENTS RUN" just off Hwy. 555 in "ELK COUNTY"


    ? one source claims 2 1/2 bars were recovered in 1865 '

    ? in 1876, a survey crew found bones of 3 - 5 humans, scattered in the area of a spring.


    Sorry Not gonna Give TOO many Details here. I'm not Giving up on this one yet.

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    ? ? ? Can you Explain Cornelius ? ? ?

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    Re: Dents run gold bars ?

    Those fifty pounders must be handled by CERTIFIED union forklift operators, I am sure!

    It's funny how close this gold bar story is to one in S.E. AZ., and I'm not giving up either
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    Re: Dents run gold bars ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonster
    Those fifty pounders must be handled by CERTIFIED union forklift operators, I am sure!
    ? I told you I was Thick? I read the Word "UNION" & thought Civil War :lol

    "It's funny how close this gold bar story is to one in S.E. AZ., and I'm not giving up either "
    ? Yes, That's a Problem too.

    ? ?Off Subject Sort Of :

    ? ? ? ? ? ? In almost every area History here in Pa.
    ? ? ? ? ? ? In Reference to the French & Indian War,
    ? ? ? ? ? ? ?They All Quote A story Of A Young Girl Being
    ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Taken By the Indians, and her amazing Return
    ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Word For Word. the Only Difference is The
    ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Where she was From.
    ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?It seems Everyone Wants an Amazing Tale to Tell.
    In their History Book.

    ? ?This Is What Makes Research so Slow.
    ?

  15. #15
    whites6000inPa

    Re: Dents run gold bars ?

    I think the average person would be surprised at just how small a 50 pound gold bar would be. I always chuckle when I see movies where people are lugging supposed "gold bars"....movie props. Gold is very heavy, and a cubic foot of gold weighs a bit over 1400 pounds. The whole cache of 26 bars would be less than a cubic foot of gold in total mass....by a little over a hundred pounds. If somebody wanted to crunch the numbers, they could probably come up with a rough approximation of the size of one of the bars. My guess is that they won't be found in one place.

    My step-dad had a hunting camp on Winslow hill , about 6 miles up the mountain from Benezette, and I've pulled a few native brook trout from the Dent's run area and hunted Shafer Draft and Bell Draft. This story has always fascinated me.

    It would be grand to find such a treasure, but I'll probably keep my hunting closer to home here in Greene County Pa.

    Wyatt

 

 
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