LEGEND OF BRADDOCKS GOLD ----- CENTREVILLE VIRGINIA
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Dec 2004
    1,382
    70 times

    LEGEND OF BRADDOCKS GOLD ----- CENTREVILLE VIRGINIA

    very interesting read................

    http://www.fairfaxhistoricalsociety.org/Braddock.pdf

  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2007
    sw Pa.
    1,000
    11 times

    Re: LEGEND OF BRADDOCKS GOLD ----- CENTREVILLE VIRGINIA

    Good post & one I have never read before. I've always had an interest because I had ancestors that lived & some still do
    in the western Maryland & south-western Pa. mountain areas going back to the mid-1700's. I also live less than 10 miles
    from the site of the battle & work on the exact site where this army crossed the river prior to the defeat. Having a place in
    the mountains of Somerset County, I spend a good bit of time there & just imagine how rugged it would have been to
    travel that route in 1755. Even though, Braddock's last camp before the battle is only a mile from where I now sit, I've
    wondered if they would have carried that gold & those two cannons this far. My 'GUESS' would be that he would have
    buried that loot before the path took them into the really rugged country, maybe somewhere near Grantsville, Md. But
    there sure are a lot of possibilities. Good read, thanks.
    The Truth is Always Politically Incorrect

  3. #3
    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab Equinox 600, EX II, & Musketeer, White's Classic
    9,481
    10921 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: LEGEND OF BRADDOCKS GOLD ----- CENTREVILLE VIRGINIA

    Quote Originally Posted by gldhntr
    very interesting read................

    http://www.fairfaxhistoricalsociety.org/Braddock.pdf
    Thanks for posting this. In my opinion, the author does a fine job debunking the myth. I've heard a well known local historian refer to Braddock's Gold as one of the "great mysteries" in Northern Virginia. Apparently, he has not read this article.

    I guess I can stop looking now.

    DCMatt
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic4666_1.gif

  4. #4
    us
    Sep 2007
    1,797
    133 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: LEGEND OF BRADDOCKS GOLD ----- CENTREVILLE VIRGINIA

    Not yet, keep looking.

  5. #5
    us
    scott

    Jan 2013
    western md
    garrett 250 and new this year at pro
    77
    41 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I've kinda been following braddocks trail mostly the Grantsville area as that's where I live and may have some permission to hunt a few of these areas still trying to get a honest lockdown on the site of the camps and so on . .
    hoping to get my hunt on this spring and summer .
    tube city where are you located I'm just south of Grantsville .

    send me a pm maybe we can get together and hunt if your close enough and would want to . I worked on a house with my brother across the road from braddocks grave and thought about asking them for permission to hunt there they owned a pretty good chunk of ground .

    Scott

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0