Vancouver Secrets #1 - Buried Treasure in Stanley Park

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Welcome to our first edition of Vancouver Secrets. Some fun and really interestings postings regarding the secrets and history about Vancouver, BC. We're excited to share!

Who doesn't like buried treasure?

The story goes like this,

In 1942 there was a robbery at the Bank of Montreal on Main Street (it still stand today, though  no longer a bank)... The thieves made off with $56,500 (which back in 42 was a whole bunch of money!)

3 Years later, a woman approached the police who claimed that at least half of the money was buried in Stanley Park.  (She knew this because her boyfriend had taken her to the hiding place one night) How totally romantic, right?

Unfortunately, shortly after, the boyfriend was shot and killed.

She described that the burial spot (for the money, not the bf) was "in a clearing in a clump of trees, bordering the cricket pitch at Lower Brockton Point".

The police dug for days with no success.

The case was closed and the money was never recovered.

Fast forward to today - 60 years later. The cricket field is still there, as is a clump of cedar trees with a little clearing...

Is the $28,000 still there? Could be - who knows! Are you going to try to find it? *Before you grab your shovel, please take into consideration that it's kind of against the law to start digging up city property...* 

Either way, it's sort an interesting story about Stanley Park and the first of many Vancouver Secrets to come! I hope you enjoyed!

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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
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Hi Emily...Great Story...I know a similar Story in Victoria, only the money is busied on the hospital grounds.


Mar 13, 2012 01:36 PM #1
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Interesting story Emily, that would be a nice find today. I'll get my shovels.

Mar 13, 2012 05:59 PM #2
Emily Read
Salt Lake City, UT

Hi Fred - sounds like we have another mystery on our hands! Okay - you fly over here and help me find this one and then I'll fly back with you to Victoria and we'll dig that one up too!

Tom - I'll meet you there - Brockton Point - I'll be the girl with the shovel. :) Great new photo btw! :)

Mar 14, 2012 03:22 AM #3
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