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    Tollgate. Named for Samuel Barlow's road over Mt....

    Tollgate. Named for Samuel Barlow's road over Mt. Hood. The gate provided access to the road (or not). No bridge here.

    Toll bridge likely refers to Shearer's Bridge on the Deschutes River. As the...
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    Re: Laurel Hill Gold Coins........... Oregon

    Just pulled by copy of Thomas P. Terry's "Treasure Map Atlas", c. 1974. Includes this as:

    "28 A treasure cache was buried under marked cedar trees in the area of Laurel Hill in Clackamas County."...
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    Re: Laurel Hill Gold Coins........... Oregon

    Pulled my copy of Robert Marx's "Buried Treasure of the United States", c. 1978, and found this notation for Laurel Hill on p. 304

    "The Oregon Trail Marker on Laurel Hill west of U.S. 26 near...
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    Re: Laurel Hill Gold Coins........... Oregon

    Forgive me in advance for stepping on toes.

    IMO the difference between legends and treasure stories is FACT. A legend may (or may not) have FACT, but has been manipulated to cause interest: often...
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    Re: Laurel Hill Gold Coins........... Oregon

    The history of Laurel Hill is more complex. This was one of the steep places on the Mt. Hood wagon trail where wagons were lowered by cable, rope, and any other means down a steep hillside. The area...
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