The Legend of the half-ton of lost gold..worth $20 million or more today....

@Feona1962 (7527)
United States
March 26, 2008 1:59am CST
"A treasure hunter wants permission to dig in a state forest in northern Pennsylvania for a cache of gold he believes was lost by a Union convoy transporting it to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia during the Civil War." The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources needs more proof before he starts tearing up state land." "Dennis Parada believes he has found the site of the missing treasure in an Elk County state forest...Parada runs a treasure-hunting business called Finders Keepers. "You'll get that with any treasure." Some will say it is true, while others say it isn't true... "As the story goes, the convoy with two wagons, eight soldiers and 26 50-pound bars of gold - got lost in the wilderness, and the gold vanished..The route they had chosen in 1863 was to avoid Confederate soldiers advancing into southern Pennsylvania for what would become the battle of Gettysburg." Parada says he made some initial digs in 2005 and found bones, a shattered bottle, a pocket knife, tin cans, and two bullets....they had to stop because it was illegal to take artifacts from state lands... It will be interesting to see if they give him permission to dig there..and if he does what will happen if the gold is found there?
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 08
Indeed it will be intereting to see if they let him dig for the treasure and who is going to claim it will be the next quesion.will the state of Pennyslvania claim it or county forests or who. willbe fascinating to find out.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I would say that the state is going to find a way to claim it...Hopefully it won't be there and nobody will have to fight and spend tons of money in court trying to decide who it belongs too!