Maybe the tons of gold and silver Thomas Beale
supposedly found out west are buried closer to the Peaks of Otter.
Keith Humphry has uncovered a different trail to the legendary treasure.
((It's long been
assumed the old chimney near the tank farm in Montvale is all that's left of
Buford's Tavern... unless it was the brick home next to the chimney.
the Beale Papers were published, the author wrote the treasure was buried "about
four miles from Buford's...."
((IF SOMEONE MEANT, "THIS TREASURE IS FOUR MILES FROM
BUFORD'S...." IT DIDNT SAY BUFORD'S WHAT!))
Relying on records in the Bedford County courthouse, and the
suggestion of one of his readers, Peter Viemeister has discovered that Pascal
Buford was much more than a Tavern owner.
In the 1820's Buford owned a place
called "Fancy Farm," now the site of Northside Supply at the foot of the Peaks
BUSINESS OF A FOUR-MILE CIRCLE AROUND SOMEWHERE. OKAY, YOU PUT YOUR COMPASS
THERE ON NORTHSIDE SUPPLY, DRAW A FOUR-MILE CIRCLE AND SAY, "WELL, MAYBE IT'S IN
Viemeister offers another intriguing theory in his book...
suggesting the Beale Papers were actually a "cover story" to account for the
missing Confederate Treasury.
((THE TRAIN LEFT RICHMOND WITH THE CABINET AND WITH PRESIDENT DAVIS AND
THE ASSETS WHICH HAD BEEN IN THE TREASURY OF THE CONFEDERACY.)) [:08]
Viemeister's theory is the Confederate Treasury funds got waylaid in
Burkeville. A small group of loyal Confederates off-loaded some of the treasury
funds to a west-bound train in Burkeville.
((THEIR TRAIN HEADS TOWARDS LYNCHBURG, WHILE THE
OTHER ONE WENT ON TO DANVILLE.))
Viemeister theorizes that the author of the Beale Papers COULD have
been one of those Confederates... establishing a plausible tale to account for
the later "discovery" of a huge treasure trove.
((THERE'S ALWAYS BEEN SPECULATION WHO WROTE IT.
YOU KNOW IT WAS AWFUL CLEVER. THE FACTS ALL FIT ONE SUSPECT.))
Viemeister's prime "suspect" is Ferdinand
the man who built this home in Lynchburg. He died a couple of months after the
pamphlet was published in 1885.
The Sandusky mansion is now home to the
Reverend Jerry Falwell. [Falwell Jr @ 16:26:10]
RESEARCHED THE HOME. I KNOW FERDINAND HUTTER- -WHO BUILT THE HOME- -WAS THE
PAYMASTER FOR THE CONFEDERATE ARMY,[
((IF IT'S ON
MY LITTLE SEVEN-ACRE LAWN, OR IN MY HOUSE, I'VE GOT TWO BOYS THAT NO DOUBT WILL
KNOW WITHIN DAYS WHETHER IT IS OR NOT.))
you rush over to help them look, you should know there's a guard at the
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))