Russ Sears submitted the following review of Len Augsburger's new book. -EditorTreasure in the Cellar by Leonard Augsburger is an interesting book with a surprising end. Augsburger did much research about the story of over $11,000 face value in gold coins found in the basement of a home rented by the family of one of the two teenagers who found the gold coins. He tells the stories of the teenagers, their families, owners and previous owners of the home in which the gold was found, the judge and his staff, policemen, the auctioneer of the gold and folks who purchased some of the gold as well as what was described as a second find, but might have been part of the original find.
After all was said and done, with strict controls over the inventory of the find, the judge awarded the find to the two teenage boys minus various expenses including a third to their attorney as well as expenses to an auctioneer. At the time, neither the current nor the past owners of the house received anything, because none could prove that the treasure had been theirs.
We attended a program presented by the author at the Maryland Historical Society at which time the story was presented. There were relatives of some of the characters present as the program. Author Leonard Augsburger will be at the A. N. A. convention in Baltimore to talk about his book and sell copies to those interested parties.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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