Sunday, March 1, 2009

Osceola County, Michigan

Here’s one for those northerners who have to wait until July for the ground to thaw.

In Osceola County near the town of Harrison lived a retired saloonkeeper who had become very wealthy offering libations to his patrons. His retirement fund consisted of a large amount of gold coins that he kept buried on his property. It seems he didn’t trust banks and felt that his money was safer in the ground.

In 1895 some men trying to get at his gold murdered the old man. The saloonkeeper was found the day after his attack, barely alive. Before dying he was able to identify his attackers and told the person who found him that they were trying to get his gold. The saloonkeeper was proud of the fact that he never told them where it was. He died shortly after that and never told anyone where his gold was. There haven’t been any reports of this treasure ever being found.

Where did he hide his treasure? The saloonkeeper had a cabin between Harrison and Meredith about three miles off of the Meredith Grade. It was thought he might have buried the treasure in the floor of his old cabin and if not there then on the property very near where the cabin stood.

This could be a nice find if the ground would thaw out long enough for you to dig!

As a side note, I would like to thank our readers, first for continually coming back to the blog and second, for some of the information submitted. From time to time we receive e-mails requesting we write an article on a specific subject and other times we are sent information that really should be an article so we write about it.

When we receive information that we turn into an article we like to give credit to those who supplied the information however, since we are treasure hunters and it is a hobby that by nature is a little secretive, some individuals prefer to remain anonymous for various reasons. By request, we don’t mention their names when we are given information to write about but I would like to take this opportunity to thank those anonymous individuals for their contributions. You know who you are!

Thank you!!

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