Oct 10, 2007, 10:36 AM
Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust
Helena California ........Buried Gold Cache
Around 1849, a man named Davenport worked a bar on the Trinity River about 9 miles W Helena,California later known as Davenport's Bar. He took out as much as $500 in gold per day and employed a Negro and Scotsman to help him. Both men knew that Davenport's buried his gold somewhere around the camp and plotted to rob him of his gold. A year after he suddenly disappeared, his body was accidentally found, the skull crushed.
Some 15 years later, the Scotsman confessed that the Negro had killed Davenport for an estimated $50,000 in gold which they both dug up and reburied, intending to recover it when things quieted down. They were the prime suspects in Davenport's disappearance and they never returned to the site.
These are his directions to the gold cache:
It is buried on a large bar on the Trinity River, semi-circular in shape. Before you reach the bar you will come to a gorge through which the river runs with great rapidity. It is impossible to pass through with a mule. You will find a trail, however, leading over a steep mountain which rises from that bar very abruptly and on the first bench you will notice a big cliff of bluish-looking rock. Not far from the cliff stood a large pine tree, and at the center of the distance between the cliff and the tree you will find the gold. There are 10 to 12 stone bottles filled with gold dust, and a canvas bag filled with coins. This treasure has never been recovered.
40°46'1.13"N 123° 7'48.26"W Approximate area
I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow
Oct 10, 2007 10:36 AM