The Lost Treasures of Montana: Missouri Country
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 20, 2017 - 412 pages
The Lost Treasures of Montana is a series of books on the lost treasures that can be found in Montana, by region. The series is based on over a decade of researching old treasure legends. This black and white version of the book contains details of locations of buried caches and lost treasures in Missouri Country, Montana. Counties covered in this edition of The Lost Treasures of Montana: MISSOURI COUNTRY, are: Roosevelt, McCone, Garfield, Sheridan, Phillips, Richland, Daniels, and Valley counties. In the Lost Treasures of Montana series, you will even find a few lost treasures never before presented in books! The stories take you back to the time of the Wild West. You will meet the colorful outlaw characters who stole the loot and learn how they did it. Most of these stories also include maps, in case you wish to search for hidden treasure yourself!Stories of likely locations of hidden treasure covered in this book include: The story of George Whitney: Livestock Rustler, the outlaw who was described by locals as a polite gentleman and ladies man, while at the same time being dubbed by the Montana Stockgrower's Association as "the major rustler in eastern Montana," who met anyone approaching his cabin with his guns at the ready.Another tale, Fort Musselshell or "Two Sleeps," where the Gros Ventre tribe would bring gold dust and nuggets for trading giving only a hint at the site of the source of the gold as being "two sleeps to the south of the post."There is the legend of Fort Peck's William Kittering, the wealthy merchant, who buried 35,000 in gold coins on one of his properties, but died without divulging its location to anyone in Died Without Telling.Dragged To The Bottom & Swept Away, details the story of a gold miner whose heavy money belt took him to the bottom of the river where he and his gold could still lay. There is the legend of The Mysterious Case Of Bill Crane, which tells of a hermit who was a prolific counterfeiter living on an island. When he was killed, counterfeit $10 and $20 gold pieces were found along the lake shore; but, had he buried the real money he had made from shipments of the counterfeits to Chicago?There are several intriguing stories: Never Seen Again, Keyes Gold Mine Update, Nepee's Gold, and Boating Down The Missouri, which relate the lurid details about men who sought after, but never found a rich lost gold cache in the Little Rockies which was first reported by Chris Keyes. Also included in The Lost Treasures Of Montana: Missouri Country are the legends of lost silver and gold mines in this region of Montana; these appear in the stories: Piney Buttes, The Lost Laverdure Mine, Lost Arch Silver Placer and North of Poplar.The book also includes descriptions of several outlaw loot stashes that were never found in stories like: Hidden At The Forks, West of Malta, The Great Northern Train Robbery, Six-Shooter Bob Walsh, and Base Of Operations South Of Landusky.Not only will reading the books in this series appeal to treasure hunters, but any reader will enjoy reading about the rich and colorful history of the Old West in its gold rush days.
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