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  1. Found another interesting article. "DeLong's...

    Found another interesting article. "DeLong's Headless Hoax" https://www.newspapers.com/image/130892317/
  2. How do you know this?

    How do you know this?
  3. I can't find anything out there on these...

    I can't find anything out there on these "Characters" of the story. As of right now, I consider them characters. W.W. DeLong was a real person, postmaster at the time, and was also a Mason who knew...
  4. @Rockets83- Have you heard of Cemetery Hill?...

    @Rockets83- Have you heard of Cemetery Hill? Apparantly a watertower was built on it?
  5. I'm just now reading this. Excellent information....

    I'm just now reading this. Excellent information. I'll be doing more research this winter, hopefully we can figure something out.
  6. I want to thank you guys for your support, I...

    I want to thank you guys for your support, I learned a lot from both of you! I will remember to follow the things that are true, and be wary of the things that could be false. I will take down the...
  7. Hello Crow, I found Jos Shaw listed in the 1900...

    Hello Crow, I found Jos Shaw listed in the 1900 census as "Joseph Shaw," a laborer in coal mining. Married to Sarah Shaw living in South Fayette, Allegheny, Pennsylvania. A couple things here, a few...
  8. Crow, I'll have to do some checking. I found her...

    Crow, I'll have to do some checking. I found her in the 1920 census so far.
  9. Hey there Crow. The 1920 oskaloosa article has...

    Hey there Crow. The 1920 oskaloosa article has information that was cut out of the original November 6th 1903 newspaper I posted. It has the complete "confession made in letter" section. This makes...
  10. I guess it could also mean pauper or convict? If...

    I guess it could also mean pauper or convict? If you look closely on the 1860, his entry is at the top. Nothing indicated in box 14.
    Not sure if it has any affect on our research.
    ...
  11. Hello Crow, what's this "0" placed under section...

    Hello Crow, what's this "0" placed under section 18 indicate? I'm not seeing it in the 1860 census. Also he went from living with a Mary Gunton and her two daughters, to a John and Sarah App from...
  12. Hello Kanacki, both you and crow deserve a few...

    Hello Kanacki, both you and crow deserve a few beers for all the help you've given me!

    My plan is to work with what's been given from this story. Most importantly, to find out if these...
  13. Crow, I have found some more information on this...

    Crow, I have found some more information on this story. Maybe the most details I have seen yet?

    http://i.imgur.com/3Zk3YAs.png
  14. Hello Kanacki, so I called the public library...

    Hello Kanacki, so I called the public library looking for the original November 6th article in the Tribune. They have the same thing I posted for you guys. The original article is in pieces or...
  15. Hey Crow looking for a proper match of Jos. Snow....

    Hey Crow looking for a proper match of Jos. Snow. Anything we could pull from this?

    Jos Snow - Ancestry.com
  16. Kanacki, definitely seeing a person by the name...

    Kanacki, definitely seeing a person by the name of Jerome Le Barge. His occupation was indeed "apprentice" How likely would a young boy be sent to the gold fields for work in the late 1800's?
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  18. Hey Kanacki, I agree she would not be the English...

    Hey Kanacki, I agree she would not be the English poet I linked. Though I might have found a proper match. No proper match either for Jerome Le Barge.
  19. If you look on the 4th page down of my snippets...

    If you look on the 4th page down of my snippets from the Tribune, you'll see some towns and states where they could have been headed. I see they passed Fort Dodge, and Montezuma Iowa on their way to....
  20. Hey Crow, is that common in the late 1800's to...

    Hey Crow, is that common in the late 1800's to not have dates engraved on the headstone?
  21. Kanacki, definitely mind boggling. I need a...

    Kanacki, definitely mind boggling. I need a better copy of the November 6th tribune. Anything we could pull from what I gathered?
  22. Crow, J.F. Binder was a part of the executive...

    Crow, J.F. Binder was a part of the executive committee of the department of health in Pittsburg.
    ...
  23. Hello Crow. I've been waiting for the Microfilm...

    Hello Crow. I've been waiting for the Microfilm to arrive and had a chance to pull some information from the Tribune. Not what I wanted to see, all I saw were snippets of the article. I'm gunna do...
  24. Hey Crow, thanks for pointing that out. You may...

    Hey Crow, thanks for pointing that out. You may very well be right about De Long. Until anything is found on the characters of this legend, it's a hoax.
  25. Crow, I cannot find anything on the players of...

    Crow, I cannot find anything on the players of the legend either. Nothing, anywhere. I will try my best to get a copy of the 1903 Tribune, honestly my state historical society might not have it. I...
  26. [QUOTE=Crow;4440082]If you have a GPS record the...

    [QUOTE=Crow;4440082]If you have a GPS record the closest spot you suspect then grid reference front that spot each corner with each sides of grid 10 steps. flag or mark the corners with stakes and...
  27. Crow, I believe those landmarks were there since...

    Crow, I believe those landmarks were there since 1878. How would you map this out?
  28. Crow, I believe I've found the area. check this...

    Crow, I believe I've found the area. check this out. How would you form the square from the ridges and troughs?

    Imgur

    Imgur
  29. I'll listen to you guys, I'm new to this stuff. ...

    I'll listen to you guys, I'm new to this stuff.

    Anyway, I found an interesting article from a farmer in 1927. I would like you guys to read this page please. There is information related to this...
  30. Crow, I deleted my post. You might have to edit...

    Crow, I deleted my post. You might have to edit your post and remove that quote so we can keep that information hidden.

    I'll see if I can get anymore information about the old postmaster. I need...
  31. [QUOTE=Crow;4436801]Hello BeauS When ya been...

    [QUOTE=Crow;4436801]Hello BeauS

    When ya been researching treasure legend 30 odd years ya kinda learn one two ways of finding out things.:unhappysmiley:

    What would be great for you if you could...
  32. Crow, his name was Nelson Labarge, don't know how...

    Crow, his name was Nelson Labarge, don't know how you discovered that information. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSTF-54H
  33. Crow, check out Hickory Grove Cemetery, you'll...

    Crow, check out Hickory Grove Cemetery, you'll see three pyramids. I don't they have anything to do with the legend though, they were built in 1939 Midwest Pyramids: One Mans Artistic Craftsmanship...
  34. Crow, Bluff creek cemetery was too far north. I'm...

    Crow, Bluff creek cemetery was too far north. I'm thinking it was the oldest cemetery in this area in 1878. There is a railroad directly north, that I assume was originally the. It follows the map...
  35. Crow, that's correct. It actually ran right...

    Crow, that's correct. It actually ran right between grays creek and Miller creek.
  36. Crow, the old wagon trail (mormon trail) passed...

    Crow, the old wagon trail (mormon trail) passed between grays creek and coal creek off the Des Moines river at Iowa in county. The skull was found on the trail. I'm looking for 7 mounds in the...
  37. Thanks Crow, I will listen to him. I had no idea...

    Thanks Crow, I will listen to him. I had no idea there were old pirates on here, or people who are schooled in this. This is awesome!
  38. Kanacki, I'm looking for 7 mounds in a straight...

    Kanacki, I'm looking for 7 mounds in a straight line along the Des Moines river, could I have found one? An old wagon trail possibly went through this area at one time, can you spot anything worth...
  39. I found something about the mound builders of...

    I found something about the mound builders of Iowa, they dated back to the ancient times. Northwest of they discovered 7 mounds of equal distances apart. I have no idea is this even relates or not. ...
  40. Hello Kanacki. ...

    Hello Kanacki.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5kZr9DSyVSSR2J4S05YSElLYTlwWmVwZ0NMWUJWRmVVUEJj/view?usp=sharing
    Here is a source that apparently contains the article written by De Long. I've...
  41. All I see is two sources, I would also think...

    All I see is two sources, I would also think there would be more. One from lost treasure online and national treasure online. The editor was W.W. De Long in 1887 according to this source. So at least...
  42. That's true. Does that automatically make it...

    That's true. Does that automatically make it invalid? Others would have gotten to it a long time ago?

    i know for a fact that it is the Des Moines river that runs through that town. North of is...
  43. Buried gold treasure tale. Could anyone please help determine the exact location?

    https://sites.google.com/site/nationaltreasuresonline/national/iowa

    Looking on Google maps, Crane cemetery is north of along the Des Moines river. It's located on Jason trail, and there is a left...
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