Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Are you ready to be a movie star?

Prospero Productions, a television production company out of Australia, has contacted me looking for a host for a new tv series they are developing. As with most of these tv shows you will need to be a charismatic and passionate character. If you're knowledgeable in the areas of battlefield archaeology, aviation archaeology, wreck diving, warbird restoration, or treasure hunting feel free to contact me at okietreasurehunter@msn.com for more details. I will check into all of this and make sure it's all on the up and up, but you never know, you might just turn out to be the next big star. They are looking for  individuals in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA who viewers find easy to watch and trustworthy.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

World Wide Web

I just want to say thanks to everyone who enjoys reading our blog! I was just looking at the many different countries that our readers come from. Though the majority are from the U.S.A. We have people from Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, and the United Kingdom viewing the blog. I know there are a number of countries that I have probably left out, but I just wanted to let everyone know I appreciate you stopping in to take a look at our blog. It will always be a work in progress as we strive to bring you more stories and tools to aid you in your quest for treasure.

Good Luck and Good Hunting!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hawkins Hidden Cache

During the mid 1800's John Hawkins was a stockman, farmer, and trader in the Cherokee nation. It seems he was very good at what he did and managed to accumulate a bit of wealth. Since banks were a scarce commodity he did like most folks and just buried his money. Ol' John took $10,000 in gold coins, put them in a bean pot and secretly buried the cache near his house. As with many of these lost caches John didn't tell his family where he hid the money and it wasn't until he had become very ill that he tried to give directions. Unfortunately for the family John passed away before good instructions could be given. The homestead was called the "Old Woods Place" in 1907 and was located two miles southeast of Tahlequah, Oklahoma. With the price of gold nearing $2000 an ounce, gold coins are bringing big dollars!!!!!!!!

With the gold being buried in a bean pot this would be a good location to try out a schonstedt. If you get lucky remember where you got the story. Hint! Hint!

A records search at the Cherokee County Court House should give a legal description of the Old Woods Place and by using our links section found on this blog, http://www.glorecords.blm/gov/ an 1898 plat map will show you where the house once stood. To help you along in your search you might Look in Township 16 North and Range 22 East. I'd even give you the section number, but that would take all the fun out of it.

I created the blog to be used as a tool for other treasure hunters, so I add useful links as I find them. If you have one that you think would make a great addition to the blog feel free to e-mail me. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Good luck and Good Hunting!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It can be found

Treasure is out there and it is still being found, but this story comes to you almost a century after it occurred. It was in the spring of 1918 that J. Epperly and his son were searching for treasure along Kickapoo Creek about eight miles southeast of Hinton, Oklahoma.

Like many stories I've heard before, they stumbled upon a two gallon kettle that had been recently dug up. The imprints of the coins were plainly visible on the insides of the kettle. A blazed tree had marked the spot of the hidden loot.

Treasure is out there waiting to be found. With hard work, research, and a little bit of luck you just might be the person who leaves the empty kettle for the next guy to find.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Miser Cache

Years before the Sac and Fox lands were opened for settlement, lived a miserly, old man who managed to save up a few thousand dollars. He suddenly took ill and wasn't found until he was on his death bed. He was so weak he could barely speak, but managed to point towards a dry creek bottom and whisper that it was buried under a rock by a stump. For many years afterward people searched for the money but never found it. The search area is south of Kendrick, Oklahoma on what in 1920 was the Sporleder Farm. A records search in that county should turn up who is the current land owner and with a bit of luck you might just be the one who turns over the right rock.

Good Luck and Good Hunting

Monday, August 8, 2011

Aerial Photos

If you're going to treasure hunt at some point you will need aerial photos. While Google Earth is a handy tool it doesn't give you infrared or vintage aerial photographs. This is where the Aerial Photography Field Office comes in handy. http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/apfoapp?area=apfohome&subject=landing&topic=landing  You can order infrared and aerial photographs on cd or dvd. This just might help you find that lost trail or old river crossing that will lead you to treasure.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Link

I have been given a link for those who would like to make apples to apples comparison on metal detectors. Try it out and let me know what you think of it. If our readers find it useful I'll add it to the links list.