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Re: ANOTHER TEXAS TALE OF TREASURE

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  • Sandra
    OUCH! That sounds really bad. Looks as if you ve got a good supply of pain killers and sounds as if you need them. I ll try to find you more good links. ...
    Message 1 of 15 , Jan 31, 2006
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      OUCH! That sounds really bad. Looks as if you've got a good supply of
      pain killers and sounds as if you need them. I'll try to find you more
      good links.
      --- In alltreasuretalesusa@yahoogroups.com, "THE HANGMAN"
      <eldorado_hangman@y...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks Sandra! Please keep posting more great stories on the forum
      > with links... Who knows one lucky member might just strike it rich! By
      > the way my knee surgery was to repair a "meniscal tear," not that I
      > have a clue what that is, but I can say with some degree of authority
      > that it really hurts. Thank God for Vicodin, beer and medical
      > marijuana. I'm thinking I'll likely pull through - I just hate sitting
      > around which is the worst of it. Again thanks for the posts and links
      > I look forward to seeing more of them.
      >
      > Hangman
      >
      > --- In alltreasuretalesusa@yahoogroups.com, "Sandra" sandrat@e...
      wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi Hangman,
      > >
      > > I don't think I could stand being in the house for 8 weeks! What in
      the
      > > world did you do to yourself?
      > >
      > > Just have to touch on another Texas treasure tale. Maybe you've
      heard
      > > this before.
      > >
      > > Gentlemen Pirate Laffite attacked the Santa Rosa in or close to
      > > Matagorda Bay. He hired Gaspar Trammel to deliver the treasure to
      St.
      > > Louis on a trail that has come to be known as Trammel Trace.
      > >
      > > http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/TT/ext3.html
      > >
      > > The wagan train had traveled 200 miles and camped next to a lake
      that
      > > was fed by the Sabine River. Learning that Mexican soldiers were
      closing
      > > in on them, Trammel told his head driver (Dawson)to dump the
      treasure
      > > into the lake. The soldiers attacked, Trammel was killed but Robert
      > > Dawson escaped. The Mexican soldiers were almost to San Antonio when
      > > they discoved the wagons that they had captured did not hold the
      silver.
      > > They went back to the lake but a heavy rain had raised the level and
      > > they could not find the ingots.
      > >
      > > Dawson, escaping to St. Louis, tired invain to organize a group to
      > > return to the lake and recover the treasure. He died clinging to the
      > > truth that the silver was in the small lake in the East Texas piney
      > > woods.
      > >
      > > In 1895, three Mexicans with maps, arrived in the area to search for
      the
      > > treasure. They tired draining the lake (now called Hendricks Lake)
      but
      > > underground seepage filled the lake faster than they could draw if
      off.
      > > In 1885, Fox Tatum also tried to drain the lake but was not
      successful.
      > > Tatun, TX is named for him.
      > >
      > > In 1928 three fisherman brought to the surface 3 bars of silver they
      > > found in shallow water. They could not find more.
      > >
      > > In 1959 a drilling company dynamited near the lake, and found very
      old
      > > wagon wheels, at least 100 years old.
      > >
      > > In 1960 a man using a powerful metal detector stated that one part
      of
      > > the lake gave off positive indications of dense clusters of metal on
      the
      > > bottom but did not do a formal search.
      > >
      > > In 1975 two men with diving gear found pieces of wood, metal
      fittings
      > > and old wagon rims. They gave up looking after 3 days.
      > >
      > > I wish I had known about this years ago! This lake is close to
      Longview,
      > > TX and I spent some time there many, many years ago! Also, knew a
      very
      > > cute guy named Skip Trammel when I was in high school. Hmmm. Wonder
      if
      > > he is any kin of old Gasper.:)
      > >
      > > I found several links about this treasure on Google, including one
      about
      > > a guy that is writing a book about the treasure hunters, not the
      > > treasure!
      > >
      > > Happy writing!
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In alltreasuretalesusa@yahoogroups.com, The Hangman
      > > eldorado_hangman@y... wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Sandra.
      > > > Its good to hear from you! Thanks for the link it was
      > > > very informative. Yea my butt is stuck in "recliner
      > > > mode" for up to 8 weeks and I'm using crutches, but
      > > > hey I'm still alive and that is alot to be thankful
      > > > for. Hopefully by summer I will be out hiking and
      > > > treasure hunting again. Take care down in Texas girl.
      > > >
      > > > Hangman
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      >




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