My story starts in Naples, Florida in 1977, when I was 16 years old. My Father and I always went airboating in the Everglades at a place called L-28,which is named for the canal that runs from Lake Okeechobee to the Florida Everglades.
My Father and Uncle had built a hunting camp there years before. One day we had been airboating in the sawgrass when we came upon a small island in the middle of the everglades. We stopped to walk around and see the island, I noticed a small orange tree, about 2 feet tall growing there, so I got a shovel to dig it up so I could take it back to our hunting camp.
My story begins here....
While digging up the orange tree, I found an old wagon wheel 40 miles out in the middle of the everglades. So we took the wagon wheel back along with my new orange tree to our hunting camp, and hung it up on display. Being 16 years old, I could not understand how a wagon wheel could get out in the middle of the Everglades. We had to use an airboat to get there. I thought about it many times over the next 33 years. Until this year, with the help from the Internet, I heard of a legend of a wagon load of gold, lost during the Civil War in the Everglades.That is when I googled "Florida lost treasures" and found a story that would change my life!
It is told that in 1865, Capt.John Riley and a detachment of Confederate troops were sent from Kentucky with a half ton of gold bullion to be transported to Ft. Meade,Florida, and then to Havana,Cuba. As union troops advanced through Florida, the Confederate band fled into the Everglades,buried the gold at the last camping place,and continued their flight.
In September,1944 it was reported that state game Officer L.P. Harvey led a small party into the Everglades and located what they believed to have been the last camping place of the Confederates, almost hidden from overgrowth but identified by Confederate relics found there. The site was described as being located at the point of an angle formed by a line 40 miles due west of Ft. Lauderdale, and another line due northwest of the Miami City hall, until it met the first line. This would place the treasure on a Seminole Indian Reservation in west central Broward County. The story places it on Seminole land which today, is not true. Back when I found the wagon wheel, it was owned by the State of Florida. Many years prior, when land was surveyed, a mistake was made by the crews, leaving approximately 11 miles of land between Collier County and Broward County unsurveyed.
In the 1990's an oil company went to the State of Florida to get permission to drill for oil (at the time Florida had morritorium on oil drilling) so the oil company convinced the State of Florida to give the land back to the Miccosukee Indian Tribe. Which is where my problem begins and donations are welcomed. In order to hunt for my lost wagon of gold, I will have to get permission from the Miccosukee Tribe, then take airboats,metal detectors, and man power to search that island.
Anyone that would like to donate $10.00 to my cause, will share my findings. This is how it will work.
Anyone that makes a $10.00 donation will have an equal share meaning, for every $10.00 donation you will recieve (1) share. There is NO MAXIMUM donation you can donate as much or as little as $10.00 and still recieve shares.
AS IN ANY SITUATION THERE ARE ALWASY RISKS!
1. You may lose or see no return on your $10.00 if we are unable to find the Gold.
2. The Miccosukee Indian Tribe may not allow me to go on their land to look for Gold. (This is why I need money, incase I may have to pay the tribe a part of the findings or cash upfront.)
3. Federal Government may take claim to the Gold.
4. We may only find a wagon, nothing else.
IF IT PAYS OFF:
1.It has been said that the Gold may be worth up to 60 million dollars!!!
2. There may be more Civil War Relics on this island such as: Uniforms, Guns, coins,axes, etc. which may also bring more money.
If you would like to take a chance, Mail a check for $10.00 per share of my Dream Investment.
To: JW Craft
Po Box 1913
Naples, Fl 34106
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