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    Civil War Payroll gold may have been found in Elk County PA

    For those of you that are familiar with the story...rumors are out that the FBI is crawling all over Dents Run...3 miles from our camp.

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    Russia's got something to do with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rook3434 View Post
    Russia's got something to do with this.
    You're Fake News!!! Here's the story.......a video will load in the picture if you stay on the page long enough

    FBI, treasure hunters digging in Elk County | WJAC
    Last edited by Tedyoh; Mar 13, 2018 at 06:56 PM.

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    It is Dennis Parada, aka Finder Keeper. He is on this board. I am familiar with this one.
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    Not too far from me,,
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    Here is a little more input on FInders Keepers but i see Jeff Pa already posted it sorry
    I do not know how to delet this post
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    The above News Report Video was problematic for me.

    Here is a Better Clip of the News Report if the other Didn't Work.

    https://www.circa.com/video/2018/03/...-elk-county-pa
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    I have driven by that camp where they have the tents set up 100 times...that location is about 200 yards off the main road, route 555, it is at the very bottom of the hollow....I've always "looked" up towards the the top...which is about a 6 mile drive up a gravel road....never guessed it would be so low...if they even found it....i hope they did so I can focus more on the trout this Spring!
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    I am also familiar with the area. We get over that way quite often while at camp. I am tempted to run up there this week to check it out and look for elk sheds.
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    Why is the FBI out there is it on federal land that you need an ok to dig? So much for finders keepers if they brought in the FBI as I'm sure anything they would find the government is going to keep if it's on federal land. HH
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    If it is a US Military payroll then it belongs to the Federal government.

    The loss of any significant amount of money belonging to the army would be well documented. There would be a complete investigation into the loss. Paymasters took their jobs very seriously - and the US Army took their jobs seriously. It was typical, for example, that paymasters would have a provision written into their wills that if they died while in the service their estates could not be settled until their military pay accounts had been reconciled.

    As for paying Civil War troops in gold? Privates made less than $15 a month. More senior offices less than $200. I would suggest the odds are very good most solders were paid in silver and paper money. Remember - there was such a shortage of coins that the North issued fractional currency and encased postage stamps in mica.

    https://www.nps.gov/fosu/learn/educa...r-Activity.pdf

    This is also interesting:

    http://cincinnaticwrt.org/data/ccwrt...diers_pay.html

    As I remember the story, the Secretary of the Treasury put his own picture on some of the "coin" bills and Congress then passed a law that living persons couldn't be portrayed on our money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wingmaster View Post
    Why is the FBI out there is it on federal land that you need an ok to dig? So much for finders keepers if they brought in the FBI as I'm sure anything they would find the government is going to keep if it's on federal land. HH
    It's on State Forest Land. There is no federal land anywhere nearby.
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    Anyone want to fly a drone over the area and take videos of whats happening in the woods?

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    You'd think the FBI would have more important things to do (their real job) than to harass treasure hunters, leave that for the IRS. Your tax dollars at work.
    Last edited by treasuresalvor; Mar 14, 2018 at 09:23 AM.

 

 
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