A Guide to Ttreasure in California





California is Brimming with History…and with TREASURE!

So, the latest treasure story you’ve heard – The Oldster on your neighborhood corner…your buddies on the Treasure Forum online – They’ve managed to get your blood on fire and your heart racing! The lure of lost and forgotten treasure is like laughter. It is better than medicine and good for the soul!

The lure of treasure (in one form or another) has attracted and fascinated man since before the dawn of recorded history. As you meander through the pages of this book, you are entitled to every shred of fantastic visions that you can muster…as well as desire to scratch your ideas and plans on a cave wall somewhere, just like our Ancestors of old.

Use this book as a starting point for your research. Your manual. And a bit like your best friend. Research, plan, and ready your spirit for success! And remember, like so many things in life, it is not the end result…the hidden treasure…the pot of gold…that make you a success. The journey itself is its own reward!

California’s history is rich in tales of outlaw caches, stolen loot, lost mines, and other richly rewarding treasures. Border to border, this book recounts many of these stories for you to both enjoy is a leisure read, and as a serious research reference. Thomas Penfield, noted writer of legends and treasure, has compiled a wealth of information on almost forgotten treasures waiting to be found in the California wilderness. Each account is filled with facts for the professional and want-to-be treasure hunter.

This totally reworked 3rd Edition of A Guide to Treasure in California contains maps and photographs to enhance the stories within, as well as larger type to make reading easier.


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