Author: Tommy Thompson
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Category: Social Science
In more than 250 photographs, drawings, and illustrations, "America's Lost Treasure" chronicles the sinking and recovery of the "Central America", the subject of "The New York Times" bestseller "Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea".
Author: W. C. Jameson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A professional treasure hunter recounts the search and discovery tales of lost mines and buried treasure throughout the nation's history, in a volume that includes the stories of the Sir Francis Drake Treasure, the Nez Pierce Gold, and Lafayette's Sunken Riches. Original.
Author: W. C. Jameson
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
The twenty-four tales in this book are of the most famous lost treasures in America, from a two-foot statue reportedly made entirely of silver (the “Madonna”) and a cache of gold, silver, and jewelry that was rumored to also contain the first Bible in America to seventeen tons of gold—its value equal to the treasury of a mid-sized nation—buried somewhere in northwestern New Mexico. What makes these tales even more compelling is that none of these known-to-be-lost treasures have been discovered, although modern detecting technology has made them eminently discoverable.
From Hidden Vaults to Sunken Riches
Author: Nel Yomtov
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Describes a variety of secret and mysterious treasures in the United States"--Provided by publisher.
Pro Football's Forgotten Heroes and Legends of the 50's, 60's, and 70's
Author: Danny Jones
Category: Sports & Recreation
Lost Treasures from the Golden Era of America’s Game: Forgotten Heroes and Legends of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, focuses on Pro Football’s forgotten stars from the glorious past. They were outstanding players who somehow slipped through the cracks of immortality and should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio but are not. It’s been over 40 years for some legends and it’s a mystery if they will ever be selected to Football’s highest honor. Many of them have just been forgotten. These men defined a bygone era of Pro Football with their brilliant performances. They were the men who made the game and were some of the most exciting players to ever play Pro Football. Many of these guys were pioneers and trailblazers in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. They were stars who showed us how to play their positions and did it in a professional manner. These players provided excitement and happiness to millions of fans across the country and were part of the most popular sport in the world. Let’s hope they receive recognition for their accomplishments and be selected to the Hall of Fame. These heroes and legends were just too good to be forgotten. Fans of all ages will enjoy this book. http://www.starsofthenfl.com/index.html
Author: Michael S. Steely
Publisher: The Overmountain Press
Of all the myths, legends, and stories, one man’s hidden treasure stands above the rest. Jonathan Swift’s lost silver mines have been woven into legend and passed from one generation to the next for more than 230 years. Beginning with an introduction by the late Michael Paul Henson, nationally known treasure expert, this comprehensive volume explores the legend of this enigmatic character who mined the mountains of Appalachia from 1761 until 1769. Unable to remove his entire cache of silver when he left the region, Swift hid much of his treasure in the mines. When he returned in the late 1700s to retrieve the secret caches, he was unable to locate them. During this time, copies of a journal kept by Swift (giving directions and clues to the hidden stashes) were sold and/or given away. Steely has collected and compared legends from across the region, found maps and old journals, and compiled all the information in this interesting, organized book for treasure hunters and historians. Drawing upon treasure lore from the Shawnee, Cherokee, Spanish, French, and Melungeons, this work spans Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, and Alabama.
Missouri - Arkansas
Author: Bud Steed
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The rugged and lonely Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas hold many secrets; buried treasures and lost mines are just a few of them. From stacks of Spanish silver and gold bars, to lost silver mines, to hidden outlaw loot, the tales of buried and lost riches are abundant in the folklore of the Ozarks. Follow along as folklorist and researcher Bud Steed takes you on a journey of hidden riches and tells the tales of forgotten and lost gold and silver. This is the first book in the America's Lost Treasures series
America's Quest for the Lost Treasure of Freemasonry
Author: Adam Schneider
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
By 1713, a secret plan was underway in the American colonies to found the Land of Liberty, with the exact location of its future capital already chosen. That plan was encoded in a map, revealed here for the first time, which illuminates George Washington's profound aspiration for Liberty.A continuous crescendo with twists during the ascent-you won't see this book coming. Your assumptions about Freemasonry, religious symbolism, and Liberty will be tested. It all begins humbly with a simple quest for treasure. "The Seal of Liberty" is a systematic revelation delivered as the original enigmatic craftsmen of Masonry intended-a treasure quest, a spiritual journey, and an intellectual discovery-that solves one of the world's most enduring mysteries.
Eine unbekannte Zivilisation, ein mysteriöser Fluch, eine wahre Geschichte
Author: Douglas Preston
Eine wahre Indiana-Jones-Geschichte - eine archäologische Sensation Schon seit dem 16. Jahrhundert gab es Gerüchte über eine Provinz im Regenwald von Honduras, deren Städte reich und prachtvoll seien, ganz besonders die Weiße Stadt, auch Stadt des Affengottes genannt. Immer wieder machten sich Abenteurer und Archäologen auf die Suche nach den Zeugnissen dieser Zivilisation, die offenbar nicht zu den Mayas gehörte. Manchmal stießen sie tatsächlich auf Ruinen, aber eine wirkliche Erforschung war in dem von giftigen Schlangen und tödlichen Krankheitserregern verseuchten und vom Dschungel überwucherten Gelände unmöglich. Erst die moderne Lasertechnik, mit deren Hilfe das Gelände aus der Luft gescannt wird, ermöglichte genauere Hinweise, wo sich größere Ansiedlungen befinden. Um sie vor Ort zu untersuchen muss man sich allerdings auch heute noch auf den beschwerlichen Weg durch den Dschungel machen. Der Schriftsteller und Journalist Douglas Preston schloss sich kürzlich einer archäologischen Expedition an. Sie fand tatsächlich die eindrucksvollen Ruinen einer untergegangenen Stadt, aber sie zahlte am Ende auch einen hohen Preis.
The Evidence of Africans in America before Columbus
Author: Frank Joseph
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The story of a mysterious southern Illinois treasure cave and its proof of the presence of Africans in North America long before Columbus. • Includes over 100 photographs of the artifacts discovered. • Re-creates the historic voyage of King Juba and his Mauretanian sailors across the Atlantic to rebuild their society in the New World. • Explains the mystery of the Washitaws, a tribal group of African origin, first encountered by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In 1982 Russell E. Burrows, a treasure hunter in southern Illinois, stumbled on a cache of ancient weapons, jewels, and gold sarcophagi in a remote cave. There also were stone tablets inscribed with illustrations of Roman-like soldiers, Jews, early Christians, and West African sailors. These relics fueled a bitter controversy in the archaeological community regarding their authenticity, leading Burrows to destroy the entrance to the cave. Researching more than 7,000 artifacts removed from the cave before it was sealed, Frank Joseph explains how these objects came to be buried in the middle of the United States. It started with Cleopatra, whose daughter was made queen of the semi-independent realm of Mauretania, present-day Morocco, which she ruled with her husband, King Juba II. Following the execution of their son, Ptolemy, by Emperor Caligula, the Mauretanians rebelled against their Roman overlords and made their way into what is now Ghana. There they constructed a fleet of ships for a transatlantic voyage to a land where they hoped to rebuild their kingdom safe from Roman rule. They took with them a great prize unsuccessfully sought by two Roman emperors: Cleopatra's golden treasure and King Juba's encyclopedic library of ancient wisdom. Fully illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs of artifacts retrieved from the southern Illinois site, The Lost Treasure of King Juba is a compelling story that could force us to rethink the early history of our nation and the possibility that Africans arrived on our continent nearly fifteen centuries before Columbus.
Reisen durch das vergessene Amerika
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Bill Brysons amüsante Reise in das Herz Amerikas. Mit Mitte zwanzig kehrt Bill Bryson dem verschlafenen Mittleren Westen Amerikas den Rücken, um Jahre später voll Heimweh zurückzukehren. In einem alten Chevrolet macht er sich auf die 14.000 Meilen lange Fahrt durch das Amerika seiner Jugend. Und mit liebevoller Ironie beschreibt er die Stationen seiner Reise, erzählt von Begegnungen mit schrulligen Einwohnern und von Orten, die er kurzerhand in Coma oder Dead Squaw umbenennt. Dabei zelebriert er, pendelnd zwischen Witz und Wehmut, auch einmal mehr den amerikanischen Traum von Freiheit und Abenteuer. • Vom Autor der Bestseller „Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem“ und „Picknick mit Bären“.
Author: Thomas Penfield
Category: Treasure troves
Tales of treasure lost or hidden on land and sea, mostly in the Western Hemisphere, and suggestions on the technique of treasure-hunting.
die Geheimnisse von Green Lake ; Roman
Author: Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats geht nichts ahnend unter einer Brücke durch, als ihm die riesigen, übel riechenden Turnschuhe eines berühmten Baseballspielers auf den Kopf fallen. Und weil sein Vater an einem bahnbrechenden Recycling-Verfahren mit gebrauchten Turnschuhen arbeitet, hält Stanley die müffelnden Treter für ein Zeichen und nimmt sie mit. Pech, dass die Polizei schon nach dem Dieb sucht. Der Jugendrichter lässt Stanley die Wahl: Jugendgefängnis oder 18 Monate Camp Green Lake. Er entscheidet sich für das Camp. Die Hitze dort ist unerträglich, der Alltag hart, doch so schnell gibt Stanley nicht auf.
searching out hidden riches
Author: Arnold Madison,Richard Wahl
Publisher: Rand McNally & Company
Describes the searches for lost treasures such as the White Sands Missile Base treasure whose existence is based on historical evidence.
Author: Barry Storm
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
The amazing true story of America’s most famed lost gold mines and epitome of Western traditions, this book tells the tale about the Lost Dutchman gold mine in the Superstition Mountains in Arizona during the late 1930s and 1940s. Based on author Barry Storm’s travels over the mountains in search for lost Spanish treasures, this book was the inspiration behind Lust for Gold, a 1949 American western film about the legendary Lost Dutchman, starring Glenn Ford. Contains lots of on-the-spot work in the mountains reading treasure signs, trail markers, maps and great photographs.