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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 22, May 28, 2006, Article 12

KERENS, TEXAS GOLD HOARD

Harry Cabluck writes: "Regarding Dave Ginsberg's request for
information about the Kerens, Texas, gold hoard that was uncovered
in 1947, Kerens is located near Corsicana, TX. By now, Dave has
discovered on his own that Philpot, Jr's father a veteran of the
War Between the States, can be read about by Googling him.

Philpot, Jr. was very active in the Dallas Coin Club.  Archives
in Dallas and member Hal Cherry might be helpful.

Breen's Encyclopedia, pp 666 and 689 will give information about
Philpot's Confederate coin connection. The Dallas Coin Club medal
reverse is that of the Confederate half dollar reverse.

Googling the outlaw, Sam Bass, might give rise to speculation on
who buried the gold. Bass pulled most of his jobs north of Dallas,
and found refuge south of Dallas. Seems he worked all the way south
toward San Antonio. The story of Bass and his tangle with Texas
Rangers near Round Rock, Texas, is an interesting read.

Fort Worth lore indicates that Bass had buried other loot in a
milk can in the area now overflooded by Lake Benbrook, This is
south Fort Worth. Both locations are near the banks of different
forks of the Trinity River.  Oh! To have a time-travel machine!"

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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