yes, the idea of searching for and finding a buried
treasure has been thought about and
dreamed by both young and old. Some have followed their hearts and have
treasure hunts that have resulted
in locating buried
treasures both beneath the ground
and under the water. Others have located caches of all sizes inside homes
Treasures are out there, just
waiting to be found, and some of them may be closer to you than you think.
Older homes that date back one hundred years or more have a very good
chance of holding a
treasure; and these old homes are
in cities and towns across America.
Many people did not trust banks. Also, many of our first settlers were
very independent individuals, they wanted total control of their lives,
and their possessions, including their money and valuables. It was common
for those individuals to bury their valuables for safekeeping.
This practice of hiding their possessions was
a constant as this country moved into the nineteenth and twentieth
century. The stock market crash of the 1920's only bolstered the lack of
confidence people had with financial institutions, and to this day, people
are still hiding their money. And the safest place to hide their money and
possessions was in and around their home.
However, often times the person doing the
hiding would not tell the family. Husbands and wives many times never told
their spouse that they buried a cache beneath the old oak tree. Therefore,
when the spouse who did the burying dies, the other has no idea of the
stash. And when both spouses are gone, or the family, not knowing of a
hidden cache on the property moves away, the house with the
treasure becomes the property of a
new owner. There are buried
treasure in old homes across the
Whether you live in an older home that you purchased from someone else, or
if you want to search for a
treasure on the property of an old
home, here are three places that have proved to be popular hiding places
around old home sites.
Beneath The Old Oak Tree
As I mentioned in the illustration above, the old oak tree, or any large
tree for that matter, has been a popular hiding place for buried
treasure. Perhaps the reasons why
are shade and a marking.
treasure large or small requires
work. It's easier to dig a hole while doing so beneath the shade of a
large tree. Also, many people used tree's as a marker for their cache. You
may not think a marker would be needed. After all, what person would
forget where they buried their valuables. However, markers for
treasures were also used at times
to lead a family member to a buried
treasure upon a death. So if you
live in an old home, and there is an old tree on the property, especially
behind the home, it's a good place to begin your search.
Near The Well
Another popular area where
treasures have been located is near
the well. The well was used often and it was a perfect place to bury a
treasure. Most wells were also
located behind the homes, so it would be secretive and easy to hide
valuables time and time again.
love digging in old outhouses. Yes I've been called crazy for climbing
into these old cesspools. However, they hold a wealth of valuables from
old pottery, bottles, buttons, coins, and yes even