Way back when Searcy probably looked this way......or perhaps didn't exist......
I'd never heard of it before but while reading the Democrat Gazette a few days ago and finding an article by Steve Straessle (July 10) where he was reviewing a new book called "Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death, and Glory in America's Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt" by Daniel Barbarisi, I discovered something new.
He mentioned other treasure hunts and called up one called the Bog's Treasure which was lost about 10 miles North of Searcy AR! So what did I do? I googled it! Here's what Google revealed.
A wealthy Mississippi cotton planter named John Bogs bought some land about 10 miles north of Searcy. He saved up gold and silver coins through the years and during the Civil War he buried jars of coins in one of his gardens because he was afraid they would be stolen during the war.
When the war ended he tried to dig them up.....but he couldn't find them.....and to this day no one, as far as we know, has found them.
Very interesting, isn't it? So, Searcy Sleuths, can you add to this story?