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Pennsylvania Treasures: Robber Lewis' Lost Booty
David 'Robber' Lewis made a reputation for himself in the early 1800s, robbing
the rich and giving to the poor. He was captured in 1820 and on his deathbed,
he confessed to all his crimes and told his jailers of three caches of gold
he had hidden in Pennsylvania:
None of these caches have ever been recovered.
- One, containing $10,000 in gold, is said to have been hidden in a small
cave along the Juniata River near Lewistown, Pennsylvania. Lewis returned
for the cache and couldn't find it because the river had flooded and washed
away his trail markers.
- A second cache is purported to be buried along the Conodoguinett Creek
near the caves he used as a hideout.
- The third, reportedly containing $20,000, is buried in the hills outside
of Bellefonte. During his last imprisonment, Lewis is said to have taunted
his jailers by telling them that he could see the cache from the jail.
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