Buried Treasures of the Appalachians

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A cedar chest that had been packed with gold coins robbed from a bank just south of Lexington, Kentucky, in 1860, was recovered 50 years later by a fishing guide in King's Mill Pond. Only a handful of coins were left in the chest, which had mostly rotted away. Is the rest settled beneath the silt of the pond today? The Appalachian Mountains have witnessed untold fortunes gained and lost.

The Appalachian Mountains have witnessed untold fortunes gained and lost. W.C. ...

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Overview

A cedar chest that had been packed with gold coins robbed from a bank just south of Lexington, Kentucky, in 1860, was recovered 50 years later by a fishing guide in King's Mill Pond. Only a handful of coins were left in the chest, which had mostly rotted away. Is the rest settled beneath the silt of the pond today? The Appalachian Mountains have witnessed untold fortunes gained and lost.

The Appalachian Mountains have witnessed untold fortunes gained and lost. W.C. Jameson presents 40 legends of buried treasures of the Appalachians gathered from interviews with people whose lives have entwined with the search for particular treasures--caves stacked with golf ingots; Confederate treasures; cahes guarded by skeletons and curses; and more. Location maps included.

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YA-- ``There's gold in them thar hills!'' is the firm belief after reading just a few of the legends in this collection. Arranged by state, they entice sleuths to solve the clues and attempt to find potential fortunes that others have been unable to locate in the wilderness. The opening chapter serves as an introduction, giving a brief history of the region from the Paleozoic era forward and helps give a frame of reference for the four-to-six page legends. Readers learn that indeed some of the gold has been found, and this should motivate them to get lucky and search on their own. Cover to cover reading tends to be a bit monotonous, but for teens with the glint of gold in their eyes, it offers a variety of opportunity. Most will simply choose to read a few of the stories for a few minutes of entertainment. --Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874831269
  • Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Series: Buried Treasure Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,377,095
  • Age range: 9 - 18 Years
  • Lexile: 1230L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.63 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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