Other stories are centered about outlaws such as the silver coins that were buried in Le Flore County on the Holsum Valley road near the old Sulpher River Bridge. The legend states that around half a bushel of silver coins was hidden by bandits somewhere along the roadside.
More outlaws gangs as tales were told, buried their stolen loot at what is now Roman Nose State Park close to Watonga in Blaine County.
Famous outlaw gangs Henry Starr, Doolin and Dalton, Rufus Buck, Belle Starr, Jessie James, Frank James and Ned Christie hid their loot in Robber’s Cave State Park close to Wilburton in Latimer County.
The James brother’s careers lasted nearly 16 years, and over 75 robberies totaling $6 million! Northeastern Oklahoma Counties. There are many stories of Jesse James loot being hidden in the state from the northern Counties to Bryon County on the Red River in the south. Since the James gang came from Missouri, many people believe that they hid out in the Nation during a cooling off period from robberies.
Doolin and Dalton stayed around Ingalls, now a ghost town, east of Stillwater. The Dalton gang had no particular spot for hiding their loot however, it is rumored that they normally used caves and one of the favorite places were the caves near Sand Springs close to Tulsa.
Famous outlaws have also buried or hidden their ill-gotten gains in the state of Oklahoma. Pretty Boy Floyd’s treasures are hidden close to Sallisaw in Sequoyah County also in Pittsburg County near Rain Creek. Stashed robbery loot variously estimated from $ 50,000 to $100,000
This is some of the stories told by folks in the different parts of the state where I lived at the time while working in my younger days. Also of other information that I have acquired over the years.
- Will Welton, August 2010
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