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« on: February 08, 2012, 11:07:54 am »
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came across this story on another, not so great forum:

The story says that around 1845, in the area of White Rock Creek, West Dallas,  there was buried the 'The Booty of Three Robbers'.
50 years later, on May 30, 1895, Dallas Daily Times Herald, (p. 6, col. 5.) has an article about Dave Rodgers, a West Dallas carpenter, who attempted to find the $25.000 treasure on White Rock creek.

its of interest to me, because i am just north of dallas, although, i know it is not likely that anything on that creek or area would remain undisturbed for so long, even if it was it would be a tough search due to all the 'mcmansions' lining the creek

im working on getting a copy of the paper mentioned above, and just getting started trying to find a Dave Rodgers in Dallas at that time.

just thought i would throw it out there, see if anyone has heard or has any info on this one
there is not much to go on there, but that is all i have found so far!
i did find a link to another story out of the same page of that paper, in the obits, and have sent an email to see if they have the entire page, either transcribed or microfilm, etc..

any help would be greatly appreciated!
thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 07:18:20 pm »
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The Booty of Three Robbers of Ear-
lier Days.
Dave Rodgers, a West Dallas carpenter, is making an
opening in mother earth on White Rock creek, three
miles from town, in the hope of securing $25,000.
He was taken in partnership by a man with a secret
and an old Spanish chart. The secret is that fifty years
ago, three robbers, who had long operated in this section,
were rounded up by vigilantes, and two of them killed and
the third wounded. The wounded man escaped to the west
and finally died of his wound, but, before expiring, he told
where he and his party had buried $25,000, and gave a
chart of the country and explanation of how the location
of the money could be determined.
Mr. Rodgers is the owner of a Spanish dip needle, and this
is why the man with the secret and the Spanish chart took
him in.
It is a cold day when Dallas fails to have a buried treasure,
but with all the digging, nobody has yet struck a cent.

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 12:31:36 pm »
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thanks for the post seldom, that is about all i could find either, online anyway, from a Jim Wheat, who had a ton of info on Dallas history.
appears to be the article.

this one is on the back burner for sure, but still interested if anyone comes up with anything

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