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  1. #31
    us
    Oct 2010
    Morgantown Wv
    355
    3 times

    Re: dents run treasure

    Good Luck

  2. #32
    us
    Apr 2007
    Clearfield Pa.
    GPL , 2 box & more
    281
    54 times

    Re: dents run treasure

    To Hardscrabble,
    OK , You ask me to show proof that this lost gold story was true and you ask for 1 pc. of proof. Not 2 or 3 but I will send you some info that I do not want posted on this site. All I ask is that you post your thoughts on the info that I am sending you. I am sure this will show proof of this story to be real. Thank You

    Update
    I sent Hardscrabble copy's of Civil War records that showed Connor's was in the army at the times the story talks about and I sent the medical records to show he was wounded in a battle down south , and his discharge papers that show he was out by the time the wagon train was ready to take off. Then I sent the proof that shows he was put back into service and sent out west. All of the dates fit the story.

  3. #33
    us
    Sep 2010
    southeast PA
    CTX3030
    711
    61 times

    Re: dents run treasure

    sounds like another "decoded" episode for the history channel
    good luck i hope this has a better ending than most of their shows
    down and dirty

  4. #34
    Hardscrabble

    Re: dents run treasure

    Reference my evidential challenge to FinderKeeper...

    First, I have never met or spoken to Mr. Prada or any of his FinderKeeper associates. Neither, while I undertand the game, do I have reason to mislead or misinform anyone. I am just one more lover of history and the romance of treasure hunting.

    Now it is my turn to eat crow over the "story" of Dent's Run. The evidence FinderKeeper was kind enough to share with me while not conclusive in and of itself, is undoubtedly compelling. It is the best I've ever seen to support the legend. It is genuine. It is primary. It is indisputable. It, combined with other data privately alluded to leaves no doubt that something very significant did occur near Dent's Run in the spring of 1863.

    Mr. Prada, I actually have a grin on my face as I type this... I applaud you! If anyone is going to strike gold at Dent's Run, it will (deservedly so), be you. Thank you for sharing your adventure!


  5. #35
    us
    Apr 2007
    Clearfield Pa.
    GPL , 2 box & more
    281
    54 times

    Re: dents run treasure

    I would like to thank Hardscrabble for a honest post.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hardscrabble
    Reference my evidential challenge to FinderKeeper...

    First, I have never met or spoken to Mr. Prada or any of his FinderKeeper associates. Neither, while I undertand the game, do I have reason to mislead or misinform anyone. I am just one more lover of history and the romance of treasure hunting.

    Now it is my turn to eat crow over the "story" of Dent's Run. The evidence FinderKeeper was kind enough to share with me while not conclusive in and of itself, is undoubtedly compelling. It is the best I've ever seen to support the legend. It is genuine. It is primary. It is indisputable. It, combined with other data privately alluded to leaves no doubt that something very significant did occur near Dent's Run in the spring of 1863.

    Mr. Prada, I actually have a grin on my face as I type this... I applaud you! If anyone is going to strike gold at Dent's Run, it will (deservedly so), be you. Thank you for sharing your adventure!


  6. #36

    Feb 2005
    Tioga Co. Pa.
    370
    1 times

    Re: dents run treasure

    sgt.
    I have been following your posts since day one. Keep hoping i will get time to get over there and do some foot work on this one. You have done some very good research on this. I hope you find what you are looking for in Arizona.
    Happy Trails and best to ya.
    Clayton

  7. #37

    Feb 2005
    Tioga Co. Pa.
    370
    1 times

    Re: dents run treasure

    Is the Bell Draft road a dead end road? If I go north west off of rt. 555 on the Dents Run road keep right at a Y onto Bell Draft. It also looks like the Dents Run road turns into Forest road then dead ends also.
    Thanks

  8. #38

    Feb 2005
    Tioga Co. Pa.
    370
    1 times

    Re: dents run treasure

    Sarge,
    Thank you much for the info. My mapquest shows dead end and my google earth shows horseshoeing around then back south to dents run. Just wanted to get a feel of the area before I go there.
    Enjoy that nice weather down there. At least the rattlesnakes aren't out up here yet.
    Happy Trails
    Clayton

  9. #39
    us
    Oct 2010
    Morgantown Wv
    355
    3 times

    Re: dents run treasure

    i Think They Need To Step Up On a 4 Way 25 % Deal
    Finder / US Gov / Schools / Museums
    And Or 50 % To Owners Over Seas And 25 / 25 US Gov And US Finders

    Thats A Fair Deal All The Way Around
    Maybe They Deal On That If Presented To Them ?

  10. #40

    Feb 2005
    Tioga Co. Pa.
    370
    1 times

    Re: dents run treasure

    They don't make a deal with you.
    It's their way or none
    They have all the ace's
    Best to just keep them out of the deal
    I'm just an old cowboy with some uncommon sense

  11. #41
    us
    Apr 2011
    Philipsburg, PA
    Tesoro Vaquero
    47

    Re: dents run treasure

    Sarge–

    You still following this thread? I live about an hour south of the Dent's Run area, and we frequently camp and hike in the Hick's Run and Quehana areas. I've been doing some research into this legend, all online so far, and starting to contact some of the local historical/genealogical societies to see what original accounts I can turn up. My interest is not in finding the treasure, but in writing a short book about the legend. I've followed Mr. Parada's progress, and the things I've learned on this thread are really interesting. Sounds like you've made some valuable contacts, and turned up a lot of clues. I'm hoping to get up to the Bell Draft Trail soon, maybe this weekend and do some scouting around to see what the ambush area looks like. I did have a few questions I'd like to ask if you'll permit me.

    From what I've read, it sounds like the Bell Draft Trail starts at the sharp bend at the north-most point of the BD road. I have a topo map, and State Forest map, but there is no trail indicated. I'm assuming the trail follows the stream uphill? Can you give me some idea how far up the trail it is to the logging camp/ambush site? Are they one in the same? Also wondering about the wagons. How far from this site were they found? From what I've read, they were up on the ridge, I'm guessing north/north-east of the ambush site? I read that the county survey crew found the skeletons near a spring on the headwaters of Bell Draft. But that seems north-west of where I'm guessing the ambush site was? (Assuming this was somewhere near where the county line intersects Bell Draft Hollow. Are the skeletons site and ambush site the same location? I'm fuzzy on that detail.

    Supposedly the Pinkertons found two bars under a pine stump, has anyone learned where this was?

    Any info you would be willing to share I would appreciate. Also, if you can suggest any historical source material worth reading that would be great. There are a few county histories I'm trying to get my hands on, but knowing which ones are really worth the effort would be helpful.
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  12. #42

    Feb 2005
    Tioga Co. Pa.
    370
    1 times

    Re: dents run treasure

    Glad to see someone posting on this one. I have been researching this one for awhile now. I did gain some information this Winter from an old gentleman who has also been collecting material on this for many years. I haven't had time to sort through his notes yet. Might run into you over there this year. Be glad to share a cup a coffee and talk treasure.
    I'm just an old cowboy now, but still get around pretty good.

  13. #43
    us
    Apr 2011
    Philipsburg, PA
    Tesoro Vaquero
    47

    Re: dents run treasure

    Mr. Parada, I'm looking forward to seeing this on History someday! I hope you find it!

    Is the poison idea your thinking or did you find evidence for that?

    Can any of you guys tell me where the dead mules were found?
    Has anyone ever turned up first names on Castleton, Connors and O'rourke?
    Ever turn up names of any of the other men in the patrol?

    One account said they had 2 wagons and an ambulance wagon. That doesn't make sense, unless it was for Castleton, and they were anticipating he would need it for the malaria, but if they were that concerned about it who would have given him the assignment? Perhaps it was another part of the deception about the real cargo? Anybody know what they used as a cover story? What was the decoy freight?

    Anyone ever research the packet boat they rendezvoused with? Name was the River Queen, but there is no River Queen on the Ohio in the registries from those years. Interesting.

    I've been at looking at the maps a little closer. According to the 1870 map of Cameron County, current Rt. 120 was not there as any kind of road in 1870, so to come from St. Marys, they would have followed what is now West Creek Road. There is no "road" approximately 1 mile east of Truman (Sanford back then) on the 1870 map running south. So it must have been a real trail, or further west (in Elk County), and that is one steep mountain to climb with wagons. Unless that part of the account is wrong.


  14. #44
    us
    Apr 2011
    Philipsburg, PA
    Tesoro Vaquero
    47

    Re: dents run treasure

    Mr. Parada– Just wanted to make sure you know– I am not Sarge.

  15. #45
    us
    Apr 2010
    York County, PA
    Tesoro Tejon
    302
    138 times

    Re: dents run treasure

    I suspect that Finderskeepers may have located something other than the Civil War gold. Burying such a large amount of gold would have left telltale signs that the Pinkertons surely would have discovered, unless maybe if the gold is buried under rocks.

 

 
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