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    ok weekender this was the best I could do with the pictures. Their really old and not very good quality but I think you will be able to tell what they are. Picture #1 is the Skull monument notice the double J's in shadow under it's eye. The area in the middle is the door way , booby trap, you could hear water dripping behind it and hitting the bottom below. Grandpa is checking the tunnel below with his wires. The monument in front of him and in the left side of the picture is the sun sign, Lit up when the sun hit it from the west. These signs don't exist in this condition anymore. They have been destroyed by the building of the new highway. Originally when Tobe Hill started mining, the road was just a trail going over the top of the mountain and these signs would have been on a very steep slope . Picture #2 is some of the original signs that Doc hill and his crew uncovered down below and that Old Charley helped to find. They had started to fall off and may not be there now since a back hoe was seen scraping the bluff where the signs were.

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    Picture #3 is the Sun Sign . When viewed from this angle you can see the drill hole direction sign through the V shape the monument makes. The drill hole is in the middle of the direction marker ( the dark black spot ) pointing due East and West, on the side of the skull rock. Picture #4 is how the area looked when they started to build the new highway, this is one of the last times grandpa got to walk around the area after his heart attack. It doesn't look like this now, the rocks forming the sun sign are gone, and the skull monument has been scraped clean. Picture #5 is Grandpa Vanbrunt and an aunt checking out the area one more time. Well that's it hope you have enjoyed our story. Blessings to all, Rebelsmom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebelsmom View Post
    Picture #3 is the Sun Sign . When viewed from this angle you can see the drill hole direction sign through the V shape the monument makes. The drill hole is in the middle of the direction marker ( the dark black spot ) pointing due East and West, on the side of the skull rock. Picture #4 is how the area looked when they started to build the new highway, this is one of the last times grandpa got to walk around the area after his heart attack. It doesn't look like this now, the rocks forming the sun sign are gone, and the skull monument has been scraped clean. Picture #5 is Grandpa Vanbrunt and an aunt checking out the area one more time. Well that's it hope you have enjoyed our story. Blessings to all, Rebelsmom
    Rebelsmom,
    Thanks for the pictures and taking us along for the journey. Amazing!
    You've shared some real treasures and I for one really appreciate it.
    Thanks again!
    -Weekender

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    Did y’all ever find any symbols carved into the bluff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebelsmom View Post
    The picture with all the symbols and lines is interesting for sure.

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    I was in the area recently planning a hunt for the treasure, and found specks of gold in the river. And they say there's no gold in Arkansas! Anyways, thanks for posting! Very interesting read!

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    reptwar1; glad you liked my story. Grandpa was only six years old when the family went to Cass but he remembered that great grandpa had found a rock splattered with gold . He was able to have him and great grandma wedding bands made from it. So yes there is gold in Arkansas. Hope you have fun looking and wish you the best. Rebelsmom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebelsmom View Post
    Hello Honest Samuel; I know right? It was a strange story but since the friend was the operator of the bull dosser and had no reason to lie , it could be possible . And the friend hasn't been heard from since. I don't know about moonshiners these days for profit, some still do it for personal use had some given to me a little while back, nasty stuff. We did run on to a marijuana field once didn't stick around there for long, lol.


    Great read, Rebelsmom!
    I have had my ears turned a few times, to listen to folks talk about “ the lost Louisiana “ , and read a bit about selling shares, here in Madison county.
    Non of those were near as interesting as yours, with family members involved, and photos that prove the story.

    Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Now, a little bit about moonshiners..

    My dad was an ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) agent over 1/3 of Arkansas for several years.
    He had one conversation with Sheriff Ralph Baker when he was in office.
    It was basically “ Call me, if you need me.”
    My family moved into Madison county in 1972, shortly after that Dad started his career in law enforcement. We all knew Ralph.
    Heck, I worked for him for almost a year.

    I guess my point is that there are still a lot of Shiners out there, and it’s a good way to get shot, if you don’t know what and who you’re messing with if you go out there alone.
    Franklin and Newton counties are about the same.

    I have found two stills, while following old trails and discovered that I could walk backwards pretty fast and quietly!!

    Happy hunting.

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    THAT'S JUST THE WAY I WAS RAISED TO SEE THE WORLD.

    REALLY, I'M NOT SHOUTING. I HAVE A VISUAL PERCEPTION PROBLEM, AND TYPING IN ALL CAPS HELPS ME TO PROOF READ WHAT I TYPE. IF I EVER NEED TO DRAW ATTENTION TO ANYTHING I'LL MAKE IT BOLD SO IT STANDS OUT. I MEAN NO HARM. #/;0)~

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    I suppose that we should all thank Jeff of pa, for bringing the article that brought us into the subject, to begin with.

    Thanks Jeff!!!

    There is a GPAA claim site, just north of that newly renovated road, just before you cross the first bridge.

    Just past the bridge on the other side of the road there is a large boulder with a house close by. I walked down as close as I felt safe, and took a good long look at it with my binoculars and found a few markings on it and then caught a glimpse of a fella looking back at me and I sorta waved and he kept walking towards me.
    Long talks with friends and partners had not mentioned the stone or the fella with the angry-like face that was looking a little too close thru the binoculars.

    I really wanted to have a conversation with him but my feet and legs didn’t agree.
    My mind felt like one sheep and two wolves voting on what to eat for breakfast, so I found myself back at the truck, and just in time to see a truck turn into the driveway with several “ NO TRESPASSING “
    signs posted.

    Somehow, following him In seemed like a safer choice. I had never been to an outing on that site before, and I was a little intimidated by the signs.

    By the end of the day I had one spec of that shiny yeller stuff , had a great pot luck, and got to meet the land owner. He told me that the power-line
    And pole light on the campground, were all on the then Governor.

    Bill Clinton had a short vacation there. Once his security team was sure that they could protect him.

    I had to ask the landowner,”Why there?”
    His response was , pease, quiet, and a around for the Lost Louisiana!!

    Makes me want to go knock on the fella’s door all the more.

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    ...................THE BIBLE IS GOD'S WORD.
    .................................. HEAVEN IS MY REAL HOME.


    THAT'S JUST THE WAY I WAS RAISED TO SEE THE WORLD.

    REALLY, I'M NOT SHOUTING. I HAVE A VISUAL PERCEPTION PROBLEM, AND TYPING IN ALL CAPS HELPS ME TO PROOF READ WHAT I TYPE. IF I EVER NEED TO DRAW ATTENTION TO ANYTHING I'LL MAKE IT BOLD SO IT STANDS OUT. I MEAN NO HARM. #/;0)~

 

 
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