Category: Alabama Stories

Alabama Stories

Alabama Civil War Sites

Alabama Ghost Towns

Alabama Ghosts and Haunted Places

Alabama Treasure Legends

Bama Dew – The Story of Alabama Moonshine

Gold in Alabama

Melvin’s Alabama History

Selected Readings from Volume II

The Raven

Alabama legends, myths, folklore and american Indian tales.

Digital Alabama curates, edits and publishes many historical publications as well as original content.  Many stories include our fictitious characters: Melvin, our explorer from the past, and Raven, Melvin’s grandson that inherited all of his grandfather’s helpers and a passion for exploration of Alabama.

ALABAMA TREASURE LEGENDS Table Of Contents

Explore Alabama – ALABAMA TREASURE LEGENDS Table of Contents: Alabama Treasure Legends, Legend of the Lost Confederate Gold, Old Flint River Settlement Gold, $30000 in Gold Coin Buried in Bridgeport Alabama, Loot Buried by Levi Colbert in Buzzard Roost Alabama , Rumors of Buried Treasure in Demopolis Alabama (White Bluff), C. Boaz Whitfield Treasure Found in Jefferson Alabama,  The Lost Treasure of Louina, C.E. Sharps Buried Gold Around White’s Mill in Florence Alabama, Jean Lafitte Treasure at Fort Morgan Alabama, Seminole Alabama Perdido River Henry Nunez, Morris Slater  (Railroad Bill) (Bay Minette Alabama),  Newton Alabama (Joseph Sanders), Wetumpka Alabama (McGillivray Plantation), Fort Payne Alabama (John Willsmith), Collinsville Alabama (Jesse James), Coaling Alabama (Hardy Clemens), Ironaton Alabama (Talladega County), Tallassee Alabama (Horseshoe Bend Treasure), Roanoke Alabama Mulberry Tree Cache, Bayou La Batre Alabama, (James Copeland Barrel of Gold), Dauphin Island Alabama Treasure Legends, Reported Treasure Finds In Alabama

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Dauphin Island Alabama Treasure Legends

Dauphin Island legend says in 1710 or 1711, a treasure-seeking Jamaican pirate ship invaded Dauphin Island. An alleged jeweled gold cross on the island’s Catholic church was to be their prize. The legend continues to say the priest of the church realizing the pirates would come for the cross, grabbed it and dived into a nearby well, the gold cross clutched in his arms. Neither was seen again.

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This image of Constable J. L. McGowan standing, rifle in hand, over the corpse of ?Railroad Bill? strapped to a wooden plank, sold for 50 cents in the days following the notorious outlaw's death in March 1896.

The Legend of Railroad Bill

There is a legend in south Alabama, associated with the spirit of a man known as, “Railroad Bill”. This story, from slave cultures, during the post-Civil War era, during the reconstruction of the South, documents a “Robin Hood” type character who stole from food trains and sold the items to poor, rural southern families for less than they could buy them in general stores.

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