Digging for Hidden Money .... Lehigh County ?

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Lewistown Gazette​

05 Feb 1857, Thu Β· Page 1
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The Morning Call Allentown​

15 Sep 1905, Fri Β· Page 7

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The Morning Call​

Allentown​

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Allentown​

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Allentown​

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The Morning Call​

19 Jun 1931, Fri Β· Page 16
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Orange Line is 13th Should be the General Area of Devils Cave
Where Red Line is

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Northampton County. Not too far from me actually.
 

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Apparently when Bushkill Drive was widened and straightened in 1968 the cave was destroyed.
 

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I wonder if The Boulder With his Initials "Exists" yet
 

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Sounds like the entire cave and surroundings were blown-up and hauled away.
 

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Thanks ! :coffee2: Girl scouts used to Hike up there for Doggy Roasts,
I'm sure the area, at the very least had Silver Coins :(
It's a Shame
 

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The Ethyl Inn (Notorious Roadhouse) Site ?
 

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I was just reading that a newer road, Devils Cave Trail runs over top of where the cave used to be. I think I'll take a ride over tomorrow and see if there is a marker showing where it was.

Everything around here is destroyed with no fore thought.
 

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The Morning Call​

03 May 1928, Thu Β· Page 5
First Mention of the Inn by that Name
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The Morning Call​

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Everything around here is destroyed with no fore thought.
There's a lot of that these days. They call it "progress". I call it "paving over history".
 

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There's a lot of that these days. They call it "progress". I call it "paving over history".
Next to my work there are two fields that are being developed for warehouses. I know the developer, and asked permission to swing in the fields before it's paved over. They declined for fear the job would be shut down if I find anything. The fields are right along the old road from Nazareth to Belvidere NJ. There's probably a bunch of good things waiting to be paved over!
 

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The Morning Call​

03 May 1928, Thu Β· Page 5
First Mention of the Inn by that Name
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Interesting. I'll swing by Bushkill Park on the way back from Devils Cave Trail and see if "Inn" building is still there. I can check out William Penn Hwy for the other two later this week. I imagine they're all gone now though.
 

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Last mention of the Roadhouse & Stand across the Street
1932

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Nothing prior to 1877 in the history of Northampton County for Devils Cave. Must have been named after that.
 

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Nothing prior to 1877 in the history of Northampton County for Devils Cave. Must have been named after that.
"1857" the Original tale was 1857
 

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Interesting. I'll swing by Bushkill Park on the way back from Devils Cave Trail and see if "Inn" building is still there. I can check out William Penn Hwy for the other two later this week. I imagine they're all gone now though.
I haven't been able to get out to what used to be the Devil's Cave. Ended up having to work late most of the week. Going to try for tomorrow or Monday.
 

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