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Peter Netzel

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Since this has become my hobby i thought it would make an interesting subject. Prior to leaving the mid-west to relocate in Montana, I had read all of Thomas Terry's books several times over. Before we left town he wanted to meet down by the post office. There he gave me a complete set of his United States Treasure Atlas books. The first of his books I ever read was the In Search Of Treasure series. It was like being along on the adventure with him. He traveled to far places seeking treasure and adventure. I believe it would have made podcast material today. I almost forgot he gave me what was left of his research material.
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Well the first post was about things around 2004. To bring it up to current times we are close to having book number 12 ready in paperback. Finding some interesting stuff to flush out some older works from the past.
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Really? That's nice. Tell me the titles of your other books as well as your new one. 
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I followed Thomas a bit and know of his work.
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Peter Netzel

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Well first I was going ghost town stuff back in 2006, working on some ghost town books. Using GPS and Google directions maps and even had a website on GoDaddy. But I was into doing books and not the marketing end of things. So nothing ever really developed. But there was plenty of odd tidbits which made some interesting reading. I kept record of that stuff and it became our first book. Twisted tales of the old west outhouse readin. Usally you go somewhere and there isn't crap to read. We got that one up on Amazon two August's ago. But it was just the warm up for the next book, Novice To Gold Coin Successful Treasure Hunting With Inexpensive Metal Detectors. It could be considered a guide book for those new to the hobby. Years of experience to a newby to start with. Imagine them with their first detector and knowing to hit demo sites in the oldest part of town instead of public parks. They can dig coins 100 plus years old versus clad!
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Terry had been to my house once when I called him after I found my gold coin, I wanted him to see it since he inspired me to get into this hobby. My gold coin was special, it turned out to be the only Dahlonega ever found detecting, least that what was believed at the time (2004). Should be in Western and Eastern's Silver and Gold issue 03 or 04. It was something that can keep you up at night to open the safe to look at it. But later stuff like that becomes a material thing. I get just as excited to find a story of hidden money that has never been published before. We're getting closer to those lost treasure books, I will gladly tell the whole story for you folks and would be willing to put some on here sometime if you would like them since your site is new.
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Peter Netzel

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Basically what we are doing now is covering the old historical lost treasures of Montana. Just go Amazon books and type in lost treasure Montana and hit the search button. I plan to put a story or two on here, just waiting for the word. Course our stuff is formatted 6 by 9 and it will lose the formatting. Guess we will see how attaching maps does.
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A good story would be "Still Out There" least that's my title for it. It all starts with a brief little story by Mr. Terry himself. He didn't have much for details. A train gets robbed and $50,000 in loot taken. The robbers bury most and take with them about $5,000. An Indian working spots them and digs up the cache and moves it. With some gold coins he heads to town to drink. Questioned where he got the gold coins he offers to lead them to the loot in the morning. He is discovered the next day dead! But that isn't anywhere close to what really happened. The $50,000 taken was all that was correct........$20,000 in currency is still out there, near an old ghost town in NW Montana.
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I am also following a folklore tale of robbery and deceit. One of my permissions acquired 40 acres from a gentleman whose family had been on the land since 1820, in late 2015. They were good friends and the land for sale butts up against the land line of my permissions property line so it work out well for him to buy it. With the land came the story that had been handed down by the original landowners family over the decades. The lore was that a bank had been robbed in 1881 by 6 men as well as the same men robbing 7 homes. He offered to allow me to come and detect the property but I wanted to do a little digging into the matter before digging the soil. So off I went to the local library and hit up the micro film section, low and behold there was a story from Oct. 1881 concerning 6 men robbing 7 homes and a bank. The story went on to say that all items stolen from the homes as well as all of the bank bills stolen were recovered, however the bags of coins stolen from the bank were never recovered. The story from the original landowners was that the bags of coins were buried on the 40 acres somewhere and are still there. I wanted to get out there in 2017 but the landowners schedule as well as his bushhogging schedule and my schedule never matched up. So here is to trying to find lost treasures in 2018.
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I read your story and was thinking it and then you mentioned finding it researching. Chances are pretty good it made the newspapers and could be online today. News in one paper most times made it in papers across the country.
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