Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Dutch John's Pot of Gold
John Shuttlebar aka "Dutch John" was an early day Oklahoma Hermit. When he wasn't operating his ferry you could find him searching for a bean pot full of gold and silver rumored to be worth $20,000 face value. The area he centered his search was near the junction of East and West Cache Creeks in Cotton County Oklahoma. According to the map, John had been given by his father who lay on his death bed, the money could be found in a triangle formed by three large oak trees.
Though Ol' Dutch John searched for the long lost money up until his death, sometime around 1918, he never was able to find the buried iron pot and small fortune it held. This would be a good treasure for a modern day hunter with a Schonstedt to go on the search for. More details can probably be found in old copies of the Temple Tribune.
Good Luck and Good Hunting!