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  1. #1

    Apr 2005

    spanish gold in salado,tx.

    i have heard for many years that back in the 1700's there was said to have been a spanish (mule train) as it was called pass thru what is now present day salado, and for some reason the gold, gold bars,silver bars,etc. was said to have been place in a cave,or cavern somewhere near there to be pick up at a later date.in recent years i heard a few news reports about this fable treasure being looked for but to no avail.i would love to hear from any1 that may have any information on this.

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    Re: spanish gold in salado,tx.

    My stepmother is from Saldo Tx. as well as a great potion of her family.
    As a kid we would take week long trips to Saldo and stay w/ grandparents.
    I think the biggest attraction to the city is it's natural spring fed creek, - many of summers swimming in that cold sucker. Anyways, I was told of this story as well and the only insight that I can give you is that their is a hotel called "The Conquistador Inn", and from what I was told their are caverens underneath the place, and that is where it is said the gold"traesure" is hidden. I do also no that, that are is not open to the public, and has not been for many years.

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    Re: spanish gold in salado,tx.

    You're probably hearing about "the Treasure of the Golden Bull". Legend says that the Spanish enslaved a group of native Americans to work a mine. In addition to the bars of gold smelted and molded at the mine, additional treasure trains from Mexico arrived over the years. Finally the slaves revolted, killed the Spaniards, and hid the mine. Hold on to your hat. They worked for months carrying baskets of rock and dirt to cover the mine eventually erecting a small hillock but leaving one or two hidden entrances. The mine has been visited by various people over the years. Last one I recall is "Les" something who found one of the entrances and saw the gold, taking some for himself. He became very ill (it was thought from bad air in the mine, but could it have been that poison I've read about in other postings?) Given a lie-detector test he passed with flying colors. Of cvourse a storm hit and he could never find the tunnel again (we all know how often that happens!) Anyone from that area can show you the bluff where said treasure is supposedly hidden.
    Personally, after scoping out the area, I'm a non-believer. If the treasure is really there anyone with any mining or engineering experience could recover it in less than a day, or take three or four days and dig it most thoroughly.
    Hope this helps.
    Oh, one more thing. Go to the newspaper office and ask to look at the back issues. The last search was a big deal with an airstrip graded and eventually indictments for fraud.

  4. #4

    Sep 2005

    Re: spanish gold in salado,tx.

    Does anybody have any information on the purported location of the bluff/location of the entrance?
    Possibly just a nearby modern road or landmark? I've been looking over some maps and satellite images to try to find likely positions, but I really haven't found much public information regarding the location.

    Any leads would be helpful.

  5. #5

    Jun 2006
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    Re: spanish gold in salado,tx.

    I grew up in Temple, near Salado, TX. Many of my friends parent's were doctors, and had bought land in the Temple and Salado areas. I don't remember anything of significance about early Spanish history...

    There is a lot of 'fool's gold'/iron pyrite in a lot of the creeks around temple, and in Salado - but I doubt any real treasure.

    Also, there are lots of Native American small scale sites... small caves near Belton Lake show camp evidence... and my friend and I dug up arrowheads and decorative sea-shells; indicative of earlier Indian activity/trade.



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