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
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "THE HANGMAN"
> 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.
> --- In email@example.com, "Sandra" sandrat@e...
> > Hi Hangman,
> > I don't think I could stand being in the house for 8 weeks! What in
> > world did you do to yourself?
> > Just have to touch on another Texas treasure tale. Maybe you've
> > this before.
> > Gentlemen Pirate Laffite attacked the Santa Rosa in or close to
> > Matagorda Bay. He hired Gaspar Trammel to deliver the treasure to
> > 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
> > was fed by the Sabine River. Learning that Mexican soldiers were
> > in on them, Trammel told his head driver (Dawson)to dump the
> > 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
> > 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
> > treasure. They tired draining the lake (now called Hendricks Lake)
> > underground seepage filled the lake faster than they could draw if
> > In 1885, Fox Tatum also tried to drain the lake but was not
> > 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
> > wagon wheels, at least 100 years old.
> > In 1960 a man using a powerful metal detector stated that one part
> > the lake gave off positive indications of dense clusters of metal on
> > bottom but did not do a formal search.
> > In 1975 two men with diving gear found pieces of wood, metal
> > 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
> > TX and I spent some time there many, many years ago! Also, knew a
> > cute guy named Skip Trammel when I was in high school. Hmmm. Wonder
> > he is any kin of old Gasper.:)
> > I found several links about this treasure on Google, including one
> > a guy that is writing a book about the treasure hunters, not the
> > treasure!
> > Happy writing!
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
> > >
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