Other Kansas Treasures Just Waiting to Be
Reportedly, a stolen
Wells Fargo treasure was hidden west of
Bandit loot hidden at Point of Rocks northwest of Elkhart, Morton County,
In 1870, a railroad payroll of $22,000 was robbed from the
office at Ellis. According to local legend, the money was stashed
around the limestone banks of Big Creek just outside of town and never
$24,000 in silver coins was buried in 1828 on Chouteau's Island, in
the Arkansas River, 5 miles southwest of Lakin. Chouteau Island was
but has since disappeared due to the erosion of the Arkansas River.
A large cache of gold coins, in a pair of buffalo hide saddlebags,
were hidden by a buffalo hunter on the Neosho Trail between Baxter
Springs and Coffeyville at a point where the trail crosses the river.
In 1851 a party of returning
gold miners and their families was attacked by
just across the Arkansas River from what later became Taylor Ranch two
miles southwest of Offerle. $90,000 worth of gold dust was buried in a
Dutch oven at the site, and the only survivor was a eight year old
girl who was taken captive by the
She survived to pass on the story to her descendants. In 1918 a woman
who claimed to be related to a survivor of the massacre (none outside
of the eight year old girl was known to exist) turned up in Kinsley
with a map indicating that the
was hidden somewhere southwest of town, but she was unable to find it.
Iím writing you on behalf of a article you
wrote. I am writing to let you know that this is only a myth. My
family owned that land that you talk about and we used it for grazing
cattle and sold it to a farmer of which I donít know of the name, but
if needed Iím sure I can come up with it. Within the time the
farmer had it Iím sure that his discs would of have hit the
- Dylan, October, 2004.
Around 1862 an army paymaster was robbed of $195,000 in gold and silver
coins while enroute from Lawrence to Denver. The coins are
supposedly buried between two sycamore trees between Lawrence and the
Wakarusa River, just to the south of Lawrence in Douglas County.
$500,000-$1 million in gold coins are buried on the old
farm of Abram Burnett on the north side of Shungannunga Creek which cuts
through Topeka. His farm took in the SE 1/4 of Section 9, Twp. 11,
R15 E in Mission township.
Peter Robidoux was the first merchant to settle in Wallace in the 1800s
and prospered. He is known to have hidden a number of caches of gold
and silver coins, in and around the town site, which went unrecovered
after his death.
A party of either Spaniards or California gold miners threw a chest of
into the Soloman River near Morland when they were attacked by
Indians. The river changed course and the chest was never recovered. Some
sources claim that the
now under dry ground, was a hoard of gold bars worth $400,000.
On July 10, 1918, the
passenger train was robbed by two men near Paola in Miami County. A small
safe containing gold and silver coins was taken off the train into a
field, where the bandits tried to open the safe without success. Eager to get away, the outlaws buried the safe at the edge of the woods
about 100 yards from the railroad tracks. When one of the two was
captured and taken into custody, he confessed to the robbery, telling the
lawmen about the burial site. However, the money has reportedly
never been found.
In 1910, Davey Morris, a miserly farmer died on his farm about three miles
south of Randall in Jewell County. Mr. Morris was a loner and a
hard-working farmer who lived very frugally in his small cabin upon the
farm. For more than thirty years, he sold his produce for cash, stashing
it away in hideaways upon his property. After his death, it was
found that Mr. Morris was not a poor man, when various amounts were found
hidden all over his cabin. Reportedly, Mr. Morris also stashed sums
outside of the cabin on other areas of his property, but these have never
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