Treasure In The Arbuckles

Arbuckle Footnotes

I was asked recently about treasure in the Arbuckle Mountains. Well, I’ve heard all the stories and I personally would not wade through hip-deep rattlesnakes for all the gold supposedly buried in the Arbuckles. I consider these “tales of treasure” the food of conservation for old men sitting and reminiscing in the summer shade.

Outlaws on the run, Spanish, Mexican and a few French explorers sprinkled in for added flavor always hid the treasure. The treasure was always right there at your fingertips if only you could read the strangely encrypted code on the map that was bought from an old Mexican or Indian man in 1890’s just shortly before he died. But I was asked, so here we go.

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