Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Buried Treasure

On December 4, 2009 Jack Stossel and I (Dave Hardle) accidentally found buried treasure. Four miles down river from the temple we were clearing a spot of ground which once was owned by the Huntsakers in the 1840's. In the process we were cleaning up a foundation of laid stone from an old house that was probably built around 1860's. The brick rubble was a mixture of old pioneer brick and a little newer brick that was larger and had two little indentations in the top and the bottom. As I stacked the brick in piles to save them Jack hit something hard and solid below ground level. We dug by hand to discover Large temple stones buried in the ground. For over 150 years three beautifully hand sculptures stones had been buried. I pressure washed a 400 lb stone and it is displayed at the Weary Traveler Lodge.