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Huntsville Weekly Times (AL)
Huntsville Weekly Times (AL)
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Description: Owner of Pot of Gold Has Made His Appearance

Date: September 16 1920

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison County, AL Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 4

By The Associated Press
Albany, Ala., September 16.—R. L. Parsons, a well-known citizen of this place, declared today that he had found a claimant for a pot of gold recently found by Judge Swaim of Huntsville, Alabama.
Mr. Parsons had been visiting relatives in Colorado and other states.
“While on a train enroute to Cripple Creek,” he said, “I met a woman who told me her family formerly resided in Huntsville. She gave as her name Mrs. J. R. Nicell. Several days before she read an article in the Huntsville Daily Times telling of the discovery of a buried treasure at Huntsville. Mrs. Nicell informed me that her father buried a pot of gold in that city because of the fear of the approach of Federal soldiers during the Civil war. Shortly thereafter, she said her father died in Montgomery, following an attack of fever, without making known the exact location of the gold.
“Several unsuccessful attempts were made to find the treasure. She explained the markings on the pot and declared initials had been cut in the pot with a chisel.
“I telephoned Mrs. Nicell at the hotel and later mailed her a copy of the paper. She informed me that several of the relatives would come to Alabama at once to attempt to obtain possession of the money.”

Submitted: 09/25/19

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