Buried Treasures of the Great Plains

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The dusty trails heading west of the Mississippi provided intrigue, adventure, and danger for the men and women who set out in search of a new life and fortune. Outlaws along with pioneers and forty-niners traveled this frontier often, finding and losing riches along the way. The Great Plains region loaded with history from native Americans, Spanish explorers, and Mexican, German, and Scots-Irish settlers holds some of the country's most promising finds for buried treasure.

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Overview

The dusty trails heading west of the Mississippi provided intrigue, adventure, and danger for the men and women who set out in search of a new life and fortune. Outlaws along with pioneers and forty-niners traveled this frontier often, finding and losing riches along the way. The Great Plains region loaded with history from native Americans, Spanish explorers, and Mexican, German, and Scots-Irish settlers holds some of the country's most promising finds for buried treasure.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Jameson, a professional treasure hunter, teacher, and editor, continues his "Buried Treasure" series, which now numbers over a dozen titles. Each book begins with a brief introduction to the area, including the source of treasure. In the case of Buried Treasures of the Great Plains, the source is not piracy but returning gold miners who buried their wealth whenever they expected danger on the road. The stories all bear the same key elements: a short explanation of how the gold was earned or discovered; the reason it was buried, with a sketchy description of the location; how it was subsequently lost because the owners died or the terrain was drastically altered; a discussion of attempts to locate the treasure; and, finally, a challenge to the reader to find the lost treasure. Jameson is a good storyteller and has done extensive research in tracking down all these tales, but real treasure hunters will need much more detail to find the loot. These could be popular with younger readers and may even be highly requested in areas specific to the various titles.John Kenny, San Francisco P.L.
School Library Journal
Gr 5 UpThorough research is evident as one progresses through this adventure-filled text. A lengthy introduction describes the origin, geography, and people of the area. The stories are then divided by state: Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas. Three to seven legends per chapter tell how treasures and fortunes came to be buried on the Great Plains. Of those mentioned, the Dalton Gang is probably the most widely known. Each chapter begins with a map showing the location of each tale, which varies from 6 to 10 pages in length. This title concludes with an extensive glossary and a long list of references. A collection that will be enjoyed by a wide audience, including reluctant readers.Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874834864
  • Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Buried Treasure Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,434,569
  • Age range: 9 - 18 Years
  • Lexile: NC1320L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.31 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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