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    The Most Plagiarized Montana Lost Treasure Story

    If your into reading, researching and enjoying lost treasure stories and buy a book, open it and then realize you have just been ripped off since you already have the story on your book shelf. You compared the two versions and they are the same word for word, most likely your reading the story of Almenzo Yerdon. I will prepare some interesting and laughable examples of what happened to those who tried to pass off borrowing others efforts. I will post that in the coming days. We have also done this story and have some new information which I will post publicly. Two maps and the Homestead Patent of the land which should have those buried gold coins.

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    Just Borrowed

    Montana Wonderful Tales of Treasure Lost David Visser (Author), Interesting due to the sample story one can read can be found in “The Guide to Treasure Montana and Wyoming” Thomas Penfield (page 24).


    Biography author info:
    You have seen him on the History Channel's Hit TV Series, "Curse of Oak Island" and on most local TV stations and PBS. Author Hutton Pulitzer is also Publisher of Investigating History Daily and lead blogger for History Heretic. Find Hutton online at History Heretic Daily #TheHistoryHeretic #JovanHuttonPulitzer and www.HistoryHeretic.org or email at Publisher@InvestigatingHistory.org

    Only a 1 star review
    Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Basically a book full of empty pages. Out of 275 pages 20 on actual treasure. Dozens of empty pages for taking notes and info you could put in any notebook or tablet. I'd return it but it's too much hassle. Much easier to just throw it away.

    On to Wyoming
    10 Treasure Legends! Wyoming: Lost Gold, Hidden Hoards and Fantastic Fortunes Paperback – February 5, 2014
    A 4 star review good book
    A 1 star review I am glad this book was only $7. It was a waste of time. The author's knowledge of Wyoming was extremely lacking. The most egregious error was where he said Deadwood, South Dakota is in Wyoming. This book taught me nothing I did not already know.
    Commander's Lost Treasures You Can Find In Wyoming: Follow the Clues and Find Your Fortunes! (Volume 1)
    A 2 star review I got this because it had to to with Wyoming. It has 1 chapter specific to Wyoming. Otherwise it is just a generic treasure book.
    COMMANDER'S LOST TREASURES YOU CAN FIND IN THE STATE OF WYOMING - FULL COLOR EDITION Kindle Edition (74 pages) $7.99!!!!
    A 1 star review Total waste of money and time,he just copied other people stuff
    With the last review the author and guest or is that guess star of the Oak Island show replied:
    Editorial Reviews
    Review
    Learn how-to by following a professional teams methods. Not written for those seeking legends. Offers 5 legends to start researching andbuilding up your skills. Not for those looking to collect stories orread for entertainment. An educational instructional book, not treasure story collection. Sections: where to find information, how to use aprofessional 3x3x3 research method. Numerous pictures included to showthe types of terrain that one might encounter and the different types of professional equipment used. Reviewing Table of Contents in advancehelpful. "Easy Book Reviews"
    From the Author
    The "Lost Treasures YOU CAN FIND" and "MORELost Treasures YOU CAN FIND" series are designed to be "pass around books"and a "start - to - finish" HOW TO of Treasure Hunting Book. Designed like an average High School textbook, these books use copy, examples, history, photo essays, grids, graphs andsnap-shots to "teach and tell" a story from beginning to end.

    If your taste as a reader is to just read and digest varioustreasure legends told on end, either as a universal collective or astate-by-state collection - THIS IS NOT THE SERIES FOR YOU. The Treasure Legends shared for the sake of storytellingand not teaching research and investigation methods are shared in my "10Treasure Legends" series.

    These two series are about teaching research andinvestigation and as such read and feel more like a text book, rather than astory book.

    Not designed to be a "reader" or "storycollective" these two series are designed to help the individualinterested in beginning to "research and/or hunt for Lost Treasures"to gain a concise plan of action and introductory course. Mechanisms in the book include the provenlearning technique of "photo essays".A photo-essay (or photographic essay) is a set or series of photographsthat are intended to tell a story. A photo essay will often show pictures indeep emotional stages. Being self-containedfrom top to bottom, you can feel confident to give this book to a friend juststarting out metal detecting and/or treasure hunting and be assured they aregetting a great "overview" of the hobby or professional vocation.

    These two series have a specific formatted formula. Each book is designed as follows:

    1. First 40 pagesreviews the vocation, and how to become effect at it through effectiveresearch, investigation, documentation and persistence. These formulas, whichhave been proven by our professional exploration team, are shared and explainedso that you may begin to mimic our treasure research and hunting success. Youare learning by following a proven formula and technique.

    2. The next 30 pagesare 5 suggested Treasure Legends for you to begin developing YOUR OWN personalTreasure Case Files. There are 100's of Legends and no one book can share themall, this book give you a FOCUSED FIVE to begin studying. If you follow the formulas shared in the first40 pages and apply them to the next 30 pages of these books, you will begin todevelop your research and investigation skills and learn how to ferret out thetruth behind treasure legends. NOTE: The ONLY different between "LostTreasures" and "MORE Lost Treasures" series IS THIS SECTION OFTHE BOOK. The "MORE" series only presentsFRESH and NEW legends the rest of the information is identical. This way, which ever book you select - BYSTATE- is still a self-contained "training program" and if you giveout, share or pass around your book, you are sharing a complete program, notjust stories. DO NOT CONFUSE THESE TWOBOOK SERIES with collections of treasure legends - IT IS NOT. These books are a top to bottom treasurehunting training program. If you wantjust collections of Treasure Legends you want my "10 TreasureLegends" series for your State of interest. That series is just collected stories todigest.

    3. The next 29 pagesis your education in gold - its past value and its current value. What was $40,000 in the 1800's can be$4,000,000 in today's market. If youdon't understand the value of the treasure when it became lost, compared to itsvalue to you today - how can you determine what treasure legends topursue? YOU MUST understand thefluctuating value of precious metals.These pages present a NEVER BEFORE SEEN State-by-State value breakdownof the known and documented Lost Treasures.The numbers are staggering. Ifyour particular state is sparse in treasures to rediscover (and there are none)why would you focus your efforts there IF the State next door to you hasBILLIONS? This is why you need thiseducation. So you can focus your effortsand know the ever increasing values of lost treasures.

    4. The next 47 pagesis a Photographic Essay of an actual lost treasure expedition in process. Just as magazines use photographs to tellstories that words just cannot explain, these books do the same. If a picture is worth a 10,000 words thenthis section of the book shares 1.5 million words that would not fit into abook of this size. By studying thesequential photographs of an actual, highly successful, treasure expedition youare able to "remotely participate" in an actual expedition and viewand comprehend all the planning, personnel, technology, logistics and techniquesthat come to play when executing on "any treasure hunting expedition"no matter how small or large. Bystudying the photographic essay you will be able to embed the techniques andtactics it takes to be successful at treasure hunting.

    5. The next 24 pagesis a photographic essay with commentary on what types of equipment are neededwhen hunting lost treasures and under what circumstances you would select thevarious pieces of equipment and technology. This section is designed only as anintroduction and primer and is NOT a technical study, analyzation and how-tofor specific types of equipment. Thereare other more technical books for such.Study the photos and commentary and then get an idea of the technologyyou might want to use in your own expedition.

    6. Treasure is NOTjust laying out in the open. The numberone reason it's is lost in the first place is because where it is located isremote. The next 20 pages is aphotographic essay and commentary on some of the various terrains the treasurehunter might be exposed to. Study thephotos and they will either excite you to the adventure or help you decide thistype of adventure is not for you.

    7. The following 73page section is designed to help you compare the previous chapter'sState-by-State Treasure Values with the various books published by us. Have a specific state in mind, check thispublication visual index and see if we have a book title relevant to where you can'tto focus your efforts.

    8. The closingchapter of these two series is an overview of what "Cacheology" isand the type of learning and experience one needs to have under their belt tomake the transition from recreational or hobbyist metal detector or treasurehunter to the world of professional treasure hunting.

    Remember, these two series "Lost Treasures YOU CANFIND" and "MORE Lost Treasure YOU CAN FIND" are considered anintroduction text book and course study work NOT a page by page gripping readerof various treasure legends. IF you wantjust the Treasure Legends WITHOUT the technology, photo essays and the researchand investigation instruction, then my "10 Treasure Legends" seriesis the series you are looking for.

    Have fun, get educated, because with education andinstruction comes success. There istreasure everywhere - TRILLIONS OF IT - but you cannot just read a story and gofind your fortune, you MUST know the Who, What, When, Where, How and WHY andthat is what these two books show you how to discover. Happy Hunting.

    Commander

    Having seen what was out there I knew this was the time for a new series of Lost Treasure Books.
    Next time I will help with that homestead location where the gold is claimed to be.

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    I did add the Wyoming book stuff out there since we will do that state next.

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    On with the story, to shorten it, or as some say make a short story long! Yerdon some claimed got stoodup on getting married, could be true, but he lived near Diamond City during the boom. On a place called Beaver Creek. Click image for larger version. 

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    But that map shows a creek called Beaver Creek, but it is in the wrong county (Lewis and Clark).

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    East of Diamond City we have another Beaver Creek portions of which are in National Forest land matching the story.Click image for larger version. 

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    Of course he owned land somewhere and finding the exact spot would help. Could there really be $100,000 in gold coins buried on site. If only we could narrow it down some. A prospector club in Billings wants this one. Click image for larger version. 

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    Well a proof copy was given to one of the local prospector club's president, Tom he and a friend plan to check it out, since there is a couple of weeks left before you can count on snow. Time will tell if they ever go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiredman View Post
    Well a proof copy was given to one of the local prospector club's president, Tom he and a friend plan to check it out, since there is a couple of weeks left before you can count on snow. Time will tell if they ever go!
    Results were they used the land patent info on some site and found the current property owner. They asked for permission to hunt for the coins and were refused. This might not be edited out of the up coming travel channel show.

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    A portion of the old info we started our research from:
    Burned To Death
    This lost treasure is in the western end of Meagher County, Montana. It is somewhere along Beaver Creek, where an old cabin burned to the ground with its owner inside. The man who died was named Almenzo Yerdon. His cabin was in the Big Belt Mountains. He had several gold claims and according to the story, from 1860 until his death around 1918, Yerdon hoarded his gold after converting it into $20 Double Eagle coins. Almenzo Yerdon was a known miser and never spent any more than he had too. His coins were believed to be hidden somewhere around his cabin at the time of his death in the fire of 1918. Some sources claim that in the winter he purchased his supplies on credit explaining that his money was not available until the spring thaw. It is said that he wasn’t seen for some time and someone went to his cabin to discover it was burned down. His charred body it is said was found by the door. One has to wonder if he was trying to get back inside or escape. Folks knew he had money but it was never found at the time of his death or afterwards. Some believe the amount could be as much as $100,000! Supposedly his land was put up for sale at a public auction in 1919. Maybe folks believed the money was there because one source claims land back then sold for $3 per acre, but Yerdon’s property sold for five times that amount. If these facts are all true it looks like a bidding war took place on the land parcels due to the speculation that the purchaser just might find the hidden gold coins. There should be some record of the sale of the land in the dusty records kept at the Meagher County Courthouse. These records would provide accurate information as to where the cabin and claims that he once owned were located at. Without this information any chances of searching would be pointless.

    Even if you don’t find the gold coins, you will surely see a very scenic part of Montana!

 

 

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