A Decatur Treasure Map
Most folks say that treasure maps do not exist, maybe most maps are only words or a couple of words in an old letter or diary. But a fellow named Eubanks somehow obtained an old map, which he followed to a happy ending. The map lead to an old house which was only ruins at the time of the treasure discovery. The find was a small chest under the still standing fireplace. Upon opening the chest he discovered some raw diamonds, a couple of old coins and two letters. The letters were the real prize! They were dated from 1781, and concerned the Revolutionary War. The letters were worth nearly $50,000!
This old picture of Decatur was taken back about the time of the discovery under the fireplace ruins of a house most considered an eyesore. One can imagine when word leaked out of the find, many folks sat back and said I had heard rumors since I was a kid concerning that place.