America's Outlaws and the Treasures They Left Behind

America's Outlaws and the Treasures They Left Behind

by WC Jameson

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Overview

By combining the allure of outlaws from the Wild West with the mystery of lost treasure, renowned treasure hunter, W.C. Jameson has created a blockbuster collection of over two-dozen outlaw tales. Americans are fascinated by outlaws. We’re attracted to their daring and adventurous escapades; we cheer them on as they break the rules and even when they escape from their pursuers.The stories in this new collection, feature an eccentric cast of misfits, bandits and adventurers like the infamous Frank and Jesse James, treacherous Dalton Gang, notorious Doolin Gang, Black Jack Ketchum, daring Texan Sam Bass, glamorous Belle Starr, bloodthirsty John J. Glanton, Mexican bandit Tiburcio Vasquez, the Apache warrior, Chief Victorio, legendary Montana outlaw Henry Plummer, Curly Bill Brocius, deadly Ella Watson, along with the pirate Jean Lafitte and more.
One reason for W. C.’s enduring popularity is that he meticulously researches his stories and has actually backpacked into many of the remote sites on treasure hunting expeditions. As a result, his writing has a unique level of authenticity. In his newest compilation of outlaw stories and lost treasure, Jameson takes readers on an exciting journey through the dangers of the Wild West including treacherous desert canyons, deserted ranches on the high plains, abandoned mountain mines, lost treasure caches from railroad heists, and missing loot from bank robberies that people are still searching for today.
If you love a good yarn, enjoy compelling stories from the old west or ever wonder what it would be like to search for outlaw treasure, then this book is for you. W. C. Jameson fans will not be disappointed by his latest collection of outlaw tales.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947301634
Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/07/2020
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 814,839
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile: 1190L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

W.C. Jameson is the award-winning and bestselling author of more than seventy books and over 1,500 articles and essays. Jameson is recognized as the top-selling treasure writer in the world and he is frequently sought after for his professional expertise in treasure hunting. Perhaps he is known best, as the creator of the popular Buried Treasures of America series for August House. His success and fame as a professional treasure hunter has led to appearances on television's “Unsolved Mysteries,” the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel, Nightline, and National Public Radio. He also consulted with the production team for the highly successful feature film, “National Treasure,” starring Nicholas Cage.
In addition, W. C. is an accomplished songwriter and popular performer, having recorded five albums of his original music and he’s even acted in five films. The multi-talented Jameson wrote the soundtracks for four films, and he wrote and performed in the musical, “Whatever Happened to the Outlaw, Jesse James?”
Jameson has won numerous awards for his writing from a number of professional associations. A nationally recognized and honored author, he has served as a judge for several prestigious literary competitions. When not on an expedition or writing a book, Jameson tours the country performing his music at folk festivals, colleges and universities, concert halls, and roadhouses.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 1 The Buried Treasure of the Dalton Gang.................................9 2 Bill Doolin’s Lost Gold Coin Cache........................................17 3 Belle Starr’s Iron Door Cache................................................23 4 Black Jack Christian’s Lost Train Robbery Cache...................31 5 Black Jack Ketchum and His Silver Coin Cache ....................39 6 Sam Bass’s Outlaw Treasure..................................................55 7 John Glanton and His Buried Treasure at Fort Defiance .......65 8 Tiburcio Vasquez and the 500-Pound Silver Ingot.................71 9 The Lost Gold Caches of Outlaw Richard Barter ...................79 10 W. O. Wilson and the Happy Bend Treasure..........................85 11 The Lost Treasure of Big Nose George Parrott.......................91 12 The Lost Jesse James Cache..................................................99 13 Pirate Jean Lafitte’s Galveston Island Treasure ...................105 14 Henry Plummer’s Lost Gold ................................................119 15 Outlaw Cy Skinner’s Buried Loot ........................................129 16 The Deathbed Confession of Alton Baker............................135 17 Ella Watson’s Buried Fortune ..............................................143 18 The Priest’s Gold Ingot........................................................149 19 Chief Victorio’s Lost Gold....................................................155 20 Curley Bill Brocius and the Skeleton Canyon Treasure .......165 21 Chato’s Treasure .................................................................177 22 The Lost Train Robbery Loot of Duke Sherman...................191 23 Mississippi Train Robbery Treasure.....................................197 24 Nate Champion’s Lost Treasure...........................................203 25 Clem Durkel’s Train Robbery Gang .....................................209 26 Lost Bank Robbery Loot of the Mitchell Gang .....................217 27 John Smith and His Oklahoma Gold Cache ........................223 28 Matt Borden and the Hallelujah Gulch Robbery Loot..........233 29 The Newton Brothers’ Lost Train Robbery Gold ..................239 30 Holden Dick’s Lost Stagecoach Cache .................................245 Selected References....................................................................251

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