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P.O. Box 199
Concan, Texas, 78838
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|The Buried Treasure of Texas Hill Country|
A man in soiled clothes quickly throws another shovelful of dirt over his shoulder. His face glistening with the sheen of sweat, he works faster and faster, listening all the while for distant hoof beats. He can't let anyone see him--he has something to hide.
Texas has more buried treasure than any other state, with 229 sites within the state's borders. The total value? An estimated $340 million. And much of this treasure lies under the rugged oaks and rocky landscape of the Texas Hill Country. There are many stories behind this area, some that have been told for generations and many that may remain secrets taken to the grave by the original treasure owners.
The legend of the Saquois treasure was said to be stolen by Richard Taylor a white settler when he murdered an Indian Chief Tulu Saquois in the valley near Concan. After his treacherous act, it’s said that Taylor became mysteriously sick. With the belief that he was cursed by the dead chief he quickly buried his treasure, thinking that without it in his possession his health would recover. On his death bed, he confessed his act of murder and told the story of the treasure to his younger brother, Mark Taylor. According to the diary of the younger brother Mark, it is believed that he was told in the confession that the treasure was buried on the South side of Old Concan Road. Mark went on to live a long life. Friends and family recall Mark spending a great deal of time taking long walks on Old Concan Road day in and day out. It is believed that he too died without the treasure and that it is still deeply buried in the dry, rocky soil to this day.