Group Title: Buried treasure : : New Smyrna, Fla.
Title: Buried treasure
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Title: Buried treasure New Smyrna, Fla.
Alternate Title: Buried treasure, New Smyrna, Florida
Physical Description: 2, 1 leaves : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Sweett, Zelia Wilson
Trainor, A. W
Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: S.l
Publication Date: 1936?]
Subject: Treasure-trove -- Florida -- New Smyrna   ( lcsh )
history -- New Smyrna (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (leaf 3).
Statement of Responsibility: by Zelia Sweett ; edited by A.W. Trainor
General Note: Caption title.
General Note: "Federal Writers' Project, 209 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, Fla."
General Note: "June 17, 1936"--P. 3.
General Note: Typescript for the Federal Writers' Project.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00055124
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 002083756
oclc - 34578515
notis - AKS2226

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209 Orange Ave.
DAaytona _each. Fla.

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About 1990, a family by the name of King, came to

New Smyrna from Roswell, CGa and bought a tract of land south
of Turtle Mound. There they built a home and lived for a number
of years. It was learned later that they had an old map desi-
gnating the location of treasure on the land they had bought.
The landmarks were located as specified on the map 3 palm
trees in juxtaposition with a pond a cedar tree but beneath
this tree where the treasure was supposed to be, only some keg
hoops were found.
When this story beoame known, it was remembered about
mysterious ships, two of the, which years before were seen stand-
ing off and on between Turtle Mound and Cape Canaveral for
several days. People landed from these boats but did not attempt

to make any contact with the settlers living near by. In the
light of these actions, their business now seemed clear they
had a map (probably the same one the Kings later secured), and
had found and carried away the treasure. No proof, of course, -
yet for a number of years afterward gr. King says he found stray

Spani0h Coins while plowing his garden plot and we know the
mou wa a mar ners ta l.~ia a, also that here and a Canaveral
ships. coming out of the Bahama Channel stopped for repairs What

more likely place for hiding treasure trove?
Not onnected, yet significant, is the fact that a

Mr. Ohild, while wandering about the mound (ini the t9Oi pAigte

Buried Treasure
New Smyrna, Fla.

up a piece of gold, squared, it looked to be a broken arm of a
cross. This may not have been treasure trove, but the proof of
Botae unfortunate priests visit to "El Barradero de Burrool.

Dy Uz's. Zelia lweett

Edited by A4 J W*Trainor

Ju(ne 17, .16D38

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Personal interviews with descendants a&d

members of the King and Childs family.

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