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Lost Ohio Treasure (The History Press)

Lost Ohio Treasure (The History Press)

ISBN: 9781467155908
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The Buckeye State is rich in buried treasure stories, but what's true and what's not?

Wild yarns and plausible legends cling to a number of historical events, including the French and Indian War, Confederate general John Morgan's raid into Ohio, Prohibition, John Dillinger's bank robbing career, and the California Gold Rush. The hope of finding these riches has inspired treasure hunters since Ohio became a state. But enthusiasm has its drawbacks, for many an Ohioan has been duped by con artists toting everything from divining rods and magic tomes to dubious devices like the "scientific gold compass."

Author Mark Strecker dives deep into historical record to test the credibility of these tales and others.

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