Dropped Treasure of The Cross on the Rock

The LEGEND speaks of how it is valued at more than $350,000 or likely extra presented the the latest spike in the cost of gold and it mentions how Native Americans understood of the tale of the “Cross on the Rock” as handed down by their elders. Also known as the lost treasure of Borie it is conjectured to be a single of the small recognized caches of hidden wealth however to be discovered in The united states in the centre of a woodland paradise recognised as God’s Nation, Potter County, Usa.

Could this treasure still exist?

Intrigued by the legend I embarked on a journey of discovery exploring for the source of tale decided that if it existed it was to be mine.

When this treasure was concealed, America was however a extensive wilderness in the 1600’s. Handful of other than the hardiest explorers and fur trappers experienced ventured additional inland than the coastal colonies. However when Louis Frontenac arrived in 1672 Canada was no lengthier the toddler colony it experienced been when Richelieu launched the Firm of A single Hundred Associates. By way of the efforts of Louis XIV and Colbert it experienced assumed the kind of an organized province and Frontenac as the new governor sought to create controlled parishes and trade chances from Montreal to New Orleans in “New France”. Via armed conflict Frontenac expelled English Colonists and subdued the Native People in america proclaiming a wide territory for France which was afterwards marked by guide plates buried in the ground as determined by Celoron de Beinville and mapped by Father Pierre Bonnecamps, a “Jesuit Mathematician. The fur trade in particular flourished building the wealth that Frontenac sought and the expansion of “New France” was progressing speedily.

My analysis yielded that mid in the 1680’s, nearly a total century right before white settlers commenced to forever occupy what is now Potter County, a little occasion of French Canadians from the fur trading establishment that belonged to Louis Frontenac and Robert Cavelier left New Orleans by boat, for the return journey to Montreal. I rapidly found mistakes in the legend as recorded by others. I experienced been deceived in the details of the trip most intentionally by another person desirous of preserving the magic formula of this treasure cache to by themselves.

The authentic tale states [The planned route was up the Mississippi to the junction of the Ohio and then up the Beautiful River, as the Indians call it, to the Allegheny and then northward to the mouth of the Conewango near present day Warren. From that point, a short run would bring the expedition to Chautauqua Lake near the present day Jamestown, New York. From this point, the party could practically roll down hill by the way of Prendergrast Creek and then home free by the way of Lake Erie into Lake Ontario and Northward to Montreal. Nearly the entire trip would be made by water, without the danger of long overland, backbreaking portages.]

I soon arrived to understand that a journey down the Mississippi was a a single way ticket in the late 1600’s. A folly to consider that a single could pull rafts or paddle canoes counter present-day for over 3000 miles back to Montreal in an expeditious method as a result of a hostile and unsettled wilderness! The return outings had been always achieved by means of sailing ships from the port of New Orleans to the port of Baltimore and then by ascending the Susquehanna River in canoe to the West Department and Sinnemahonning Rivers and onward to Jamestown N.Y., up the Great Lakes to Montreal. The rivers have been the highways of the 1600-1700’s with the only trails staying those people of the Indigenous People roads experienced yet to be produced in any of the inside colonies.

[And so the coureur de bois left New Orleans on rafts loaded with provisions and a number of small kegs, each of which were loaded with gold coins covered with a thin film of gunpowder, and anchored securely to the crude log transports by means of ropes and iron nails. The gold was to be delivered to His Most Gracious Majesty’s Royal Governor in Montreal, (Gov. Frontenac) and the party was instructed to guard the valuable cargo with their lives. Under no circumstances was it to fall into the hands of the English, the Americans nor the hated Senecas, who were always at war with the French. ]

The occasion created the uneventful vacation around the tip of Florida and up the East Coastline of The usa to the Chesapeake Bay and began the next leg and much more arduous part of their journey. The Susquehanna River a fairly shallow overall body of drinking water snakes languidly by means of Pennsylvania interspersed with white water and rapids that are recognized to wreak havoc on Northward voyages dependent upon the year. The hazards of ascending rapids, portaging tiny waterfalls and evading hostile Indians through Pennsylvania’s Wyoming area were very well documented. As the rivers narrowed keeping away from Indians became ever more not possible. Drastically outnumbered and pursued as a result of the wilderness the Frenchmen grew to become progressively wary acknowledging that they had come to be the prey in significantly far more than a cat and mouse video game together the West Branch River.

With posture mounted and mapped by the Jesuits the exasperated Frenchmen buried their treasure for protected holding in close proximity to the confluence of two rivers determining that it was safer to top secret it temporarily and return for it with a more substantial expeditionary power than to danger getting rid of their life and the treasure to the Seneca war celebration. The actual location of the treasure was marked by the Jesuits by chiseling a large cross into the rock beneath which it lay.

The Jesuits led by Étienne da Carheil, well educated as a mathematician, spiritual scholar and cartographer and Father Ernest Laborde decided to stay behind to decoy and change the savages to Christianity as the voyagers proceeded beneath cover of darkness up the Sinnemahoning River and onto New York eluding their enemies and escaping to Montreal.

Louis Frontenac was recalled back again to France soon just after his fur investing party arrived in Montreal not able to get to his revenue, and Cavelier died in 1687 at 1 of the investing outposts that he experienced helped to set up.

Frontenac returned to Quebec in the autumn of 1689, just following the Iroquois massacred the people of Lachine and just just before they descended on those people of La Chesnaye. The common mood was a person of terror and despair. Quelling the warring redmen and securing his outposts from English squatters led Frontenac on a armed service campaign that lasted various years. Upon his victory he immediately despatched solders to the Pennsylvania wilds to get his gold. With his overall health declining Louis Frontenac was unable to accompany his guys and on the 28th of November 1698 Frontenac died at the Château St Louis. His fortune now destined to remain in the ground.

Frontenac’s enemies have been fond of saying that he utilised his place to make illicit profits from the fur trade. Beyond query he traded to some extent, but it would be harsh to accuse him of venality or peculation on the power of these evidence as exists. There is a solid probability that the king appointed him in the expectation that he would increase his revenue from resources which lay outside the house his salary. As a member of the King’s Court it was envisioned that to undertake these kinds of a desolate appointment in the new earth it would go unsaid that any riches that could be garnered would be one’s to keep. General public view may differ from age to age about the latitude which may be allowed a general public servant in these issues. Less than a democratic régime the regular is pretty distinctive from that which has existed, for the most element, underneath autocracies in previous ages. Frontenac was a guy of distinction who approved an crucial article at a tiny salary. We may infer that the king was ready to enable him anything from perquisites. If so, his gains from the fur trade become a make any difference of degree. So extended as he saved within the bounds of purpose and decency, the authorities raised no objection. Frontenac absolutely was not a governor who pillaged the colony to feather his very own nest. If he took revenue, they had been not thought excessive by any one besides Duchesneau who was Frontenac’s rival in the King’s court docket who experienced been snubbed for the posture of Governor. The king had recalled Frontenac not for the reason that he was venal, but for the reason that he was quarrelsome and returned him on realizing that he was specifically the appropriate male for the work.

Indigenous Americans understood of the rock and conjecturing as to its importance produced their legend to explain its existence.

In the vicinity of Keating till the railroad was crafted in 1901, could be noticed the “Cross on the Rock” a good all-natural surprise a perfect cross of heroic proportions carved on a rock along the river. Fortunately an excellent photograph of the remarkable organic curiosity is in existence given that it since has sloughed away.