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Tin Whistle Loot North of Milford, Missouri


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Submitted by Anthony


Tin Whistle Loot North of Milford - In 1997 my grandfather passed away. However, before he died, he spoke to me of a buried treasure just north of Milford, Missouri. Only 16 at the time, I didnít fully believe him, as my grandfather suffered from mental illness in his old age.


Soon, I told my mother of the story, which I thought to be outlandish. However, she looked at me with amazement, explaining to me that she had been told this very same story when she was a child. My grandfather lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma and if he had ever even been in Missouri, I was unaware of it, but Mom told me different.


The story began in the 1930s when my grandfather was running a bootlegging operation out of Frontenac, Kansas. One evening, he and a couple of friends made the journey to Kansas City to deliver their illicit merchandise.




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Along the way, the two friends held up a farmhouse near Arcadia, Kansas, taking guns, jewelry, gold and old photographs.

They then crossed the state line and buried their loot just north of Milford, Missouri about thirty miles west of Arcadia, Kansas.

When I asked my mother why they hadnít taken the loot with them, she didnít know. Well, then, how did they know of Milford, Missouri and why did they choose that place to hide their stolen cache? Evidently, another bootlegger who made moon shine for my grandfather ran his operations from Milford.

Though grandfather said there wasnít much cash taken at the time, the guns, jewelry and gold would be worth a significant amount today. According to grandpa, the loot continues to be hidden in a small cavern near Horse Creek northeast of Milford. The cave, utilized as a moonshine location long ago, bears the names of the bootleggers carved within its walls.

Today Milford, Missouri is all but a ghost town with only about 50 souls calling the small community home. Milford is located 27 miles southeast of Nevada, Missouri. From Nevada, travel south on US-71 for approximately 18 miles, turn left (east) on Missouri State Highway MO-C for 7.5 miles. Milford is just north of the intersection with Missouri State Highway CC.

Good luck to treasure hunters looking for this place and finding out who owns the land.



- Submitted by Anthony, March, 2005



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