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Due to its composition of gold and silver specie, most treasure hunters believe this lucky recovery represents a portion of the loot stolen in 1904. They also theorize that the 3 robbers each carried a third of the stolen coins in canvas bags, but that the weight of the loot slowed them down too much. Each robber then cached his share of the loot before riding off in separate directions.
Either way, the robbers had none of the loot with or on them when they were tracked down and captured a short time later. Additionally, none of the stolen loot was ever recovered nor did the robbers ever reveal what they did with it. So it is assumed (quite logically) that they cached or buried the loot somewhere between the second train halt and their capture.Get Rugged. Visit OutdoorPros.com Today!
So there you have it. The legend of 2 Iowa train robbery caches, both with documented aspects to each story. Here's an opportunity through good research for a persistent treasure hunter to perhaps locate a big hoard or two.
Maybe you are that treasure hunter. If so, good hunting!
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