Apr 16, 2012, 11:49 AM
Ever heard of the Treasure Pond?
Located near the Florida/ Georgia Line, I just read about it in a magazine from 1956... A very detailed article. At that time it was a scum covered pond, for all I know it could now be dry land or a Burger King... Right now I am just trying to find out how well known this Treasure Legend is. Thanks for any info...Tom
Apr 16, 2012 11:49 AM
Apr 16, 2012, 07:12 PM
Yep. I believe the story you are referring to is about Yarber Pond. A band of Seminole Indians were being pursued by Andrew Jackson's militia and ditched the gold coins they had stolen from slaughtered settlers.
Yarber Pond is located in Jackson county near the Chattahoochee river and Neals Landing on the Florida-Georgia border.
Apr 16, 2012, 08:37 PM
Yes, you are absolutely correct... It was estimated in 1956 to be worth over $90,000 in gold and silver coins. If I lived in that area I would at least try to find the 2 encampments of the 2 men who tried to salvage it back in the 1930s and '40s. Thanks, Tom
Apr 19, 2012, 07:41 PM
Hey Tom. I've read about it before but never read anything much about the people who tried to salvage it. What magazine was that in? Or what more does it say about any successful expeditions? What year did people look for it? I've always wondered. Any info would be interesting to hear thanks!
Apr 19, 2012, 07:45 PM
When you get Tired of the every day grind you turn to a place an time to slow down. Gold prospecting a way of life...
It is Yarber pond and I searched for it with no luck but let me know maybe 2 hunters are better than one. I have alot of research in my office somewhere I just moved it into the spare bedroom and have not yet got it organized yet I will send you some info when I locate it HH freddy