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Seneca's Lost Keg of Gold


category : Lost Treasures
The Treasure:

$50,000 in raw gold dust and nuggets.

How to find it:

Get old topographic maps of the area and plot exactly where the old river ford was in 1854. Grid it off and search the entire area with a good, deep-seeking metal detector.

The Seneca Chamber of Commerce and the Seneca Library are very helpful in providing information about the area and the lost treasure. To reach the site, take I-75 north from Topeka through the Pottawatomie Indian Reservation to Fairview, KS. From there take State road 36 west to Seneca.



Contact the Seneca Chamber of Commerce for a complete printout of the legend

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Stutz Fire Engine

Purchased by the City of Seneca in 1922, this fire engine was placed into service as part of the community's firefighting equipment. In 1976, the Seneca Volunteer Fire Department restored the engine which is on display at 6th and Main Street in Seneca.

Seneca, KS Museums

Old Hand Dug Well

This well is the widest and second largest hand-dug well in Kansas. It is 34 feet in width and 65 feet in depth. The well was dug by hand in 1895. The Seneca Hand Dug Well is listed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places as well as the National Register of Historic Places.

Seneca, KS Landmarks

Pony Express Museum

Located on 4th and Main Street across the street from the Pony Express Monument, the Museum houses memorabilia from the Pony Express era (1860 - 1862), including buggies and a blacksmith shop. On display at the museum is an Olympic torch from the 1996

Seneca, KS Pony Express

Nemaha County Historical Museum

The Museum is located in the former Nemaha County Jail on 6th and Nemaha Street. The two story brick building was built in 1879 and still contains the jail cells and the resident jailer'

Seneca, KS Museums

Seneca Public Library

Seneca\'s library is housed in an impressive historic \"old stone church\", built in 1867 by the Unitarian-Universalist Society and was the first church structure to be built in the community. A campaign to raise money for the church was started by Presbyterian minister Charles Parker. In 1931

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Seneca's Lost Keg of Gold

The Treasure: $50,000 in raw gold dust and nuggets.