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    ok boys and girls, ill be on business in Houston TX for the next 9 days. ill be heading over to the park after work everday and of course the weekend. i know some of you have your own theories on where the treasure might be. im here to take requests for on the ground photos of places you might want to see. ill upload them here for reference. feel free to ask questions. theres a good chance ill go to new orleans too but ill keep u posted. lets do some hunting!

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    I reckon there may be some key visual clue, something in the image that has never been identified, though I'm doubtful if now it ever will. I recently wondered if the paving might have a hint of the railway about it...




    I'm not suggesting it's this particular section, but maybe some section - maybe the strange shadows are a level crossing, or the angled stone is some feature near the railway or something. But I think the railway, like the rest of the park, has undergone extensive changes. Enjoy your trip though, and of course, good luck...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJG View Post
    I reckon there may be some key visual clue, something in the image that has never been identified, though I'm doubtful if now it ever will. I recently wondered if the paving might have a hint of the railway about it...




    I'm not suggesting it's this particular section, but maybe some section - maybe the strange shadows are a level crossing, or the angled stone is some feature near the railway or something. But I think the railway, like the rest of the park, has undergone extensive changes. Enjoy your trip though, and of course, good luck...!

    And the shadows being paths that cross the rail.

    HAPPY HUNTING and best of luck.


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    Greetings, well today I went to Herman Parkand let me tell you it was hot as heck. very nice park though. i took tons of pics. i think i have some new leads but i have a ton to process.
    there is so much on the ground u cant see on google. i have identified some markers that may or may not have been found. the sand stone, the spout, the diagnal stone. i will mark them later on here.
    looking around i am fairly certain Byron meant four alike to be trees. the park has many kinds and i think ivsee some that fit the "three winged, split and slight" description. of course since the whole park has changed, the challemge becomes finding out if those trees were there 30 yrs ago.
    ill post new findings as i go. soon ill go to the zoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookhunter View Post
    Greetings, well today I went to Herman Parkand let me tell you it was hot as heck. very nice park though. i took tons of pics. i think i have some new leads but i have a ton to process.
    there is so much on the ground u cant see on google. i have identified some markers that may or may not have been found. the sand stone, the spout, the diagnal stone. i will mark them later on here.
    looking around i am fairly certain Byron meant four alike to be trees. the park has many kinds and i think ivsee some that fit the "three winged, split and slight" description. of course since the whole park has changed, the challemge becomes finding out if those trees were there 30 yrs ago.
    ill post new findings as i go. soon ill go to the zoo
    nice, fresh...go get em! BEST!


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    Quote Originally Posted by rookhunter View Post
    Good stuff.

    The Zoo...eh (as in half forrowed brow and shoulder shrug)?

    The "football" lacing I have heard refered to before by folks has always simply been Railroad Tracks (as they are marked on a map) to me.

    very interesting indeed.


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    went to zoo today after work. gorgeous zoo but i highly doubt there is a treasure there. no room anywhere to dig. the childrens zoo is completely redone and there is pavement everywhere. in the interest of being thorough i took lots of pictures of the zoo and the area just north of it where the train used to be. uploaded on the above link.

    my friend came to visit me in Houston and we decidd to make a trip to New Orleans. spoke to John Hopper from new orleans city park. he said it would be fine if we dug where i think the treasure is. i am going to give it a try. i dont think ill get another chance this year.
    wish me luck!

    New Orleans bound..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookhunter View Post
    went to zoo today after work. gorgeous zoo but i highly doubt there is a treasure there. no room anywhere to dig. the childrens zoo is completely redone and there is pavement everywhere. in the interest of being thorough i took lots of pictures of the zoo and the area just north of it where the train used to be. uploaded on the above link.

    my friend came to visit me in Houston and we decidd to make a trip to New Orleans. spoke to John Hopper from new orleans city park. he said it would be fine if we dug where i think the treasure is. i am going to give it a try. i dont think ill get another chance this year.
    wish me luck!

    New Orleans bound..
    Good luck. A few things. Yes, easy to get permission to dig in the city park(s) down there, i did it over the holidays where I think the treasure to be, though, not exacting.... obviously. The #1 thing you need to know, be prepared for and consider (anywhere you think a solve is in New Orleans) is that the city is ...below sea level. Any solution someone is considering that is not on a raised area will be fooling themselves. The water threshold is never more than a foot in a half, in my humble yet tried experience. You get down a blade link or more sometimes and you are already in the H2O, a far cry from the Preiss 3'. Also, wear a simple yellow or orange vest, you can dig at anytime during the day, broad daylight (most places)-which is safer than the alternative- and this will sway off suspicion from all, even those tourist animals too.

    Again, best of luck and make an adventure out of it! NO is always an adventure!


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    My New Orleans Adventure

    We woke up at 5am to be on the road by 6. It was a long beautiful ride and for those of you that dont know Louisiana, you should see at least once in your life. I got to NO around noon and lucky or me there was a Home Depot by the park, like two blocks down. We buy shovels and pick axes and head tothe park. The park is gorgeous. True New Orleans beauty with a very old world feel. Google street view does it no justice. I find the giant pole and take the giant step. I notice however that unless im 8ft tall, i wont actually complete the step on soil. Well I line up the pole and dig at the spot I would have hit if I was a giant. The soil was soft and within half an hour Im two and a half feet deep. This is great I think, Ill be done in notime. Just then a cop pulls up.He tels us nothing but radios something and loooks up t the street signs. He keeps going. This makes me ancy even though I have permission. I dig faster. Soon it starts to sprinkle but im at the 3 feet mrk anyways. The cop passes again as do some shady cars. One man asks me if Im digging for gold. I smile and shake my head. The rain starts to pour now, this makes the soil like wet play dough. It sticks to everything. We are soaked and nervous and now three and a half feet in. So we dig the hole wider and reach four feet. Our hearts sink. At this point we couldnt go on if we wished. The mud is going back in the hole and its too hard to dig. A state cop looks at us from his car. We decide to go. We cover the hole but not before I leave a treasure of my own in the hole. Maybe someone will find it, maybe like Byrons treasures it wasnt meant to be. We drive back to Houson cold, muddy and wet. I didnt find the treasure but it was a great trip. Not one regret. Adventures like these are why we do these hunts. I did find sea shells that must be very old. I have uploaded pics of the dig in my above album.

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