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Buried Treasures of the Ozarks

Buried Treasures of the Ozarks

 

By putting many miles on his pickup truck, scouring many old books, journals, and maps, and interviewing countless Ozark natives, W.C. Jameson compiled Buried Treasures of the Ozarks, a collection of 43 legends from Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. As they are handed down and passed around, these tales share certain elements--mysterious strangers bearing maps, social eccentrics who die rich but spurned, good folk who squander their lives on the search for treasure. Again and again, an untimely death (from pneumonia!) or cave-in, a sudden flagging of hope or interest calls searchers away just when they're on the verge of discovering untold riches. But despite their common themes, the stories are always rooted in local detail and at least partly verifiable fact. And again and again a reader is left with the haunting image of gold or silver deep in some Ozark cave, waiting to be exposed once more to the light of day.

 

Books by WC Jameson:

 

Buried Treasures of California

 

Buried Treasures of New England

 

Buried Treasures of Texas

 

Buried Treasures of the American Southwest

 

Buried Treasures of the Appalachians

 

Buried Treasures of the Atlantic Coast

 

Buried Treasures of the Great Plains

 

Buried Treasures of the Mid-Atlantic States

 

Buried Treasures of the Ozarks

 

Buried Treasures of the Pacific Northwest

 

Buried Treasures of the Rocky Mountain West

 

Buried Treasures of the South