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    Quote Originally Posted by two bear View Post
    Hey mdog, I have not seen the symbol of the cross. Locals have found it and it was supposed to be a copy of a Spanish cross the Cherokee saw on the Spanish saddlebags or something. The farmer is dead of course but many locals have looked for the cave. This story seems to have a hard place to start researching. Some locals may know of the location of the farm, but one would think they might not be so open to disclosing the location of the cross carved into the rock. The rock with the cross carved into it was as the bottom of a spring coming from the mountain above. Some have followed nearby streams up the mountain but have not found the cave entrance. Of course the original stream may be dry now.
    Use google maps and switch off layers until you have just terrain, follow creek channels.. Easy as pie

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    Sounds like a weekend in the mountains. What have I got to loose. Thanks, and good luck to you. Merry Christmas.

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    LOL! "STATES"...? ROFL! There WERE no states "back then"... only Cherokee "land" owned by GREAT SPIRIT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by two bear View Post
    Hey Rebel KGC,
    It's nice to hear from someone who shares a belief in the story. I've heard of the Waterhouse Treasure for years and believe its still out there.
    It is...
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    Via "Post" # 11; COPPER was MORE important to FIRST NATIONS...
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    Via "post" # 13; That is the WATERHOUSE TREASURE on North Face Mountain, in Northern Ga. Cherokee DID kill 'em & "take over"; equipment & all. Left Nunnehi Tribe of Cherokee Nation "behind" to guard the mountain...
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    Via "Post" # 15; in the area where two "curving" streams "cross"; hence the CURVED CROSS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-gordon View Post
    Umm I'm not too bright, but I don't remember a "lot" of gold being found anywhere in the eastern US.
    Never heard of Dahlonega Ga. huh? It's ok, there's many places in our country, I am not aware of either.
    They say, only 20% of the gold lode, was mined out of Dahlonega......

    Rebel, I'm not good with symbols and signs, but I thought the map legend for a curved cross, indicated a waterfall.
    Are you doing RV to glean this info?
    The op brings up a very interesting story. I would also check in to the fellow that hired the Indian man. That Indian man went to that locale, I'm sure, for a reason.
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    RV...? LOL! NAW... GUESS! NOT to be MYSTERIOUS... the OP "legend" is VERY similar to the WATERHOUSE TREASURE "legend" in NORTHERN Ga. I have a book on "Indian" symbols, and they used LOTS of Spanish symbols, so Spanish ppl could be blamed for "bad" stuff... LATER!
    Last edited by Rebel - KGC; Dec 17, 2013 at 03:12 PM.

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    AND! Cherokee land before "white Man" was as far NORTH as Ohio, where their "bitter enemy" the Shawnee Nation was; WEST to Illinois where COHOKIA was. BUT! MAIN capital for Cherokee Nation was in today's Georgia, where NEW ECHOTA was; now you "see" why Rocky Face Mountain in Ga. was VERY important to Cherokee Nation. Yes, there are Cherokee "mines" in Eastern Tenn, Western Mountains of NC, and SW Virginia; "legends" are mixed with Melungeon Mines "legends". HH! GOOD LUCK! Waterhouse Treasure is the "MATRIX".
    Last edited by Rebel - KGC; Dec 17, 2013 at 03:32 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel - KGC View Post
    ... US Gov't had to have a US MINT (Dahlonega) near-by to "process" it all...
    During the War of Northern Aggression,the Confederate government seized the US mint at Dahlonega,as as well as the US mint in New Orleans.Feb 1862,CSA Sec of Treasury,Christopher G Memminger reopened Dahlonega as the CSA ASSAY Office,and appointed Lewis Quillian as assayer.
    Assistant CSA treasurer,Anthony Guirot,had the remaining gold and silver from the New Orleans mint shipped to Dahlonega for assaying and casting into bars.Quillian recieved the shipment of 900 oz of gold and 17,000 oz of silver June 1862,which he assayed and cast into bars.
    Quillian crated the bars and on Oct 1,1862,loaded them onto a wagon for shipment to Thomas Metcalf Confederate Depository Bank in Augusta.The shipment NEVER ARRIVED! Valued at $38,500.00 in 1862,Memminger considered it a major loss for the Confederate treasury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECS View Post
    During the War of Northern Aggression,the Confederate government seized the US mint at Dahlonega,as as well as the US mint in New Orleans.Feb 1862,CSA Sec of Treasury,Christopher G Memminger reopened Dahlonega as the CSA ASSAY Office,and appointed Lewis Quillian as assayer.
    Assistant CSA treasurer,Anthony Guirot,had the remaining gold and silver from the New Orleans mint shipped to Dahlonega for assaying and casting into bars.Quillian recieved the shipment of 900 oz of gold and 17,000 oz of silver June 1862,which he assayed and cast into bars.
    Quillian crated the bars and on Oct 1,1862,loaded them onto a wagon for shipment to Thomas Metcalf Confederate Depository Bank in Augusta.The shipment NEVER ARRIVED! Valued at $38,500.00 in 1862,Memminger considered it a major loss for the Confederate treasury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pat-tekker-cat View Post
    Never heard of Dahlonega Ga. huh? It's ok, there's many places in our country, I am not aware of either.
    They say, only 20% of the gold lode, was mined out of Dahlonega......

    Rebel, I'm not good with symbols and signs, but I thought the map legend for a curved cross, indicated a waterfall.
    Are you doing RV to glean this info?
    The op brings up a very interesting story. I would also check in to the fellow that hired the Indian man. That Indian man went to that locale, I'm sure, for a reason.
    LOL! "Curved Cross" sounds like the movie, DRAGONFLY (LOVED IT!), in which kids in the hospital saw spirits and drew curved cross (dragonfly/waterfall); birth-mark of male doc's baby saved by native tribe (his wife, also a doc died in an accident, etc...); NO "spoiler-alert" here! HA!

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    Yes I have hunted Elk River in Coffee county over by Pelham. I have also hunted the mountain it backs up to which is Monteagle below Suwanne. Hunted rock shelters up there and south to Carter Mtn. Tons of caves and over hangs. Cave belt of the south. There are also rumors of some areas near there producing gold. I do not know if it is where the Elk starts. We do plan on testing some creeks on the other side of the mountain this summer. I have heard of several legends in this area about Cherokee Gold. One specifically near Nick-a jack cave. We hunt Rocky Face (not really a mtn but a ridge) and Buzzards Roost for civil war relics in Ga.
    Desoto was here on Williams Island on the Tn River. I think his route can be closely traced.Not hunted Dahlonega but been there. Have friends who do well on Coker creek.
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    I can't remember if these beads were dug in Ga or Tn. I will have to ask again.
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