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Treasure: Colfax County Point of Rocks , New Mexico


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In 1851 two pioneers were said to have buried $40,000 in gold coins near a campsite along the old Santa Fe Trail, in close proximity to the Point of Rocks. The Point of Rocks in Colfax County is on private land, approximately eight miles north and two miles east of a road side park on US Highway 56. This landmark was a popular campsite with a nearby spring. There was considerable violence at this site, including the killing of the White Family in 1849. There are graves close to where the treasure trove was supposedly buried.

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