The Silver Madonna and Other Tales of America's Greatest Lost Treasures

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The twenty-four tales in this book are of the most famous lost treasures in America, from a two-foot statue reportedly made entirely of silver (the “Madonna”) and a cache of gold, silver, and jewelry that was rumored to also contain the first Bible in America to seventeen tons of gold—its value equal to the treasury of a mid-sized nation—buried somewhere in northwestern New Mexico. What makes these tales even more compelling is that none of these known-to-be-lost treasures have been discovered, although modern ...

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Overview

The twenty-four tales in this book are of the most famous lost treasures in America, from a two-foot statue reportedly made entirely of silver (the “Madonna”) and a cache of gold, silver, and jewelry that was rumored to also contain the first Bible in America to seventeen tons of gold—its value equal to the treasury of a mid-sized nation—buried somewhere in northwestern New Mexico. What makes these tales even more compelling is that none of these known-to-be-lost treasures have been discovered, although modern detecting technology has made them eminently discoverable.

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Editorial Reviews

Johnny D. Boggs
W.C. Jameson writes in a down-home, easy-to-read yet informative style that is sure to please history buffs, serious treasure hunters, and those who just want to relax in an armchair and enjoy a good story.
Max McCoy
If you only buy one book on lost treasure, this should be it. W.C. Jameson, a professional treasure hunter with an encyclopedic knowledge of historic leads, has given us twenty-four tales that every aspiring Indiana Jones should know. From the lost Dutchman mine to the mystery of the Confederate treasury, Jameson leads us on an entertaining journey in search of fabled troves just waiting to be found.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589798397
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/6/2013
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 966,074
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

W.C. Jameson is the award-winning author of more than eighty books. He is the bestselling treasure author in America, and his prominence as a professional fortune hunter has led to stints as a consultant for the Unsolved Mysteries television show, the Travel Channel, and the History Channel. He lives in Llano, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Silver Madonna
Chapter 2: The Lost Treasure ship of the California Desert
Chapter 3: The Goat Herder’s Lost Treasure
Chapter 4: The Lost Treasure of Shafter Lake
Chapter 5: The Lost Dutchman Mine of the Superstition Mountains
Chapter 6: The Huachuca Canyon Treasure
Chapter 7: Seventeen Tons of Gold at Lost Mesa
Chapter 8: The Lost Treasure of Cancino Arroyo
Chapter 9: The Lost Grierson Fortune
Chapter 10: The Red Bone Cave Treasure
Chapter 11: The Silver Bullets
Chapter 12: The Lost Gold Mine of the Cossatot
Chapter 13: The Lost Treasure of Skeleton Canyon
Chapter 14: The Lost Yoachum Dollars: An Ozark Mystery
Chapter 15: The Beal Treasure
Chapter 16: Incan Treasure in Texas and America’s First Bible
Chapter 17: Lost Treasure in the Monahans Sandhills
Chapter 18: Chief Victorio’s Gold
Chapter 19: The Lost Billy Bowlegs Treasure
Chapter 20: Gasparilla’s Lost Treasure
Chapter 21: Colonel Dunham’s Lost Payroll
Chapter 22: Cumberland Mountain Silver Mines
Chapter 23: Devil’s Canyon Gold
Chapter 24: The Incredible Journey of the Confederate Treasury

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