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    Greetings, I wanted to share my findings with this site to see what other hunters think of the work I have done on the New Orleans treasure.

    I will post this on the Q4T when I get accepted.

    Now I know many people have linked Image 7 with verse 2 but that never jived for me seeing as there are some references in verse 7 to the south that just don't go with Frisco.

    So I took the verse 7 and came up with this:


    At stone wall's door
    The air smells sweet

    I found a statue of Stonewall Jackson the confederate general. The statue i spart of a memorial in a cemetery in New Orleans. The stature is huge and hard to miss.
    Not three blocks from the statue is a bayou.

    Not far away
    High posts are three

    He begins to describe the 3 posts:

    Education and Justice
    For all to see

    On City Park Ave there is Police Station (justice) and a Community college(Education), both have stood there for a long time.

    Sounds from the sky
    Near ace is high

    This one had me for a while but I noticed that on the corner of Canal and City Park there is a small statue of an eagle. The statue is a memorial to Jimmy Wendell. He was a local "Ace" and test pilot.

    I take these three to be the posts.



    From here the verse says:

    Running north, but first across



    In jewel's direction
    Is an object
    Of Twain's attention


    Now the kicker. Mark Twain wrote children's stories like The Prince and the Pauper. Running straight north you come to Storyland. This amusement park for children has all the characters of childhood stories. As I googled the image from above I found this:




    The above is the garden of the park. Very few photos of that garden could be found.

    Then When you see the characters of the park you see a few similarities:











    I think someone already pointed out the flowers that are on the clock being from here.




    Now comes the hard part, finding the "giant pole" and taking that "giant step" I have found these as possible solutions but i am not certain:




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    You'd be amazed at how many great image matches have been discovered for this. The arch portion of the clock closely matches the Louis Armstrong Park arch. The face mask looks like Louis Armstrong. The superdome is a good fit for the moon in the stars. The bell flowers look much like the ones in StoryLand. The floating jockey looks like the boy climbing up on the McDonogh statue in Lafayette Park but also looks like Mercury or Mr. Bingles.
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    Interesting take on this pairing. Erexere, sorry, the floating jockey looks nothing like Mr. Bingles to me. But I do agree the mask looks a lot like Louis, particularly the statue from Armstrong park. Too bad our ex mayor Nagin messed up that park.
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    Thats okay, I'm not at all familiar with Mr. Bingles, but I saw this float and thsoought it fit the form of the floating man.

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    Yes I went to city park in new Orleans a couple years ago.its buried near the story land area.i wanted to dig
    But was too afraid to get arrested

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    Why didn't you ask permission? The storyland manager was so nice, i'm sure if it came down to digging they would allow it. Perhaps offering to plant a tree where yo dug or a donaion to the park might help. I would think the positive media exposure would influence the people in charge to allow such a dig.

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    The place I wanted to dig was not in story land park but very close

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    Sent my brother in law on preliminary recon. He will be taking pictures of the site and surrounding area. I also want to him to see how hard the ground is. 3 feet can take a varying amount of time to dig depending on the soil. Ill keep posying updates here as I get permission to dig and actually go, should anyone be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookhunter View Post
    Sent my brother in law on preliminary recon. He will be taking pictures of the site and surrounding area. I also want to him to see how hard the ground is. 3 feet can take a varying amount of time to dig depending on the soil. Ill keep posying updates here as I get permission to dig and actually go, should anyone be interested.
    Was in NO over the holidays and dug (not at this location), a lot.

    Remember, the water table. NO is below sea level...at two feet you are/will be in an official water hole(sometimes sooner). Bare this in mind when you choose your solve location. (I believe i know his secret here). I have a solve location minus what could be critical direct location to put the shovel to the ground. Someting else to consider, if ANYTHING on his original identifier list that the verse was written based on has been altered by man or by weather, you are talking about a true luck-of-the-shovel-blade shot type of find.

    Best of luck. Hunt happily.


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    I'm going to do my post analysis of my dig here.
    After getting back and re-evaluating my solve I still think I am correct.
    The "posts" are there and in person they are big enough that they are obvious.
    The trouble with this hunt is thinking in 4d

    What I think occurred is that the sidewalk I crossed to take my giant step was newer and of different width than it was in 82.
    I have illustrated my point in the pic below.

    Looking at the composition of the cement block the flag pole was located on, you can tell its different material than the side walk. This next pic shows a clearer view of the sidewalk and to me it doesn't look 30 years old. The x marks where I dug.



    So in conclusion I believe the treasure was hurried closer to the flag pole and out of my reach. I will look into verifying my above theory by looking into state park records.

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