For as long as I can remember, I've heard the legend of a buried treasure worth countless millions that was supposedly buried somewhere not terribly far from Natchitoches, Louisiana.  This treasure came to be known as "The Legend of Fletcher's Treasure."

I haven't thought about that treasure for a long time, but with new television shows dedicated to "treasure hunting" like "The Curse of Oak Island" and "Expedition Unknown," my mind has begun to wander again to lost fortunes that may never be found.

And I'm not talking about treasure at the bottom of the ocean, this is treasure possibly hidden by the wealthy during the attacks of the Civil War or even by the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte.

According to, one of those treasures, could possibly be hidden right here in the Shreveport area.  This treasure, according to was supposedly hidden in his garden by the wealthy semi-recluse, Monsieur Richarde.

Monsieur Richarde, a semi-recluse, resided 1 1/4 miles W. of Shreveport between the Cobar farm and the residence of Captain Joseph Boisseau. Richarde was reportedly a very rich man who spent much of his time working his garden. After his death, a few Spanish and French coins were found, but the gold coins he is believed to have hoarded were never found. They remain cached somewhere on his old property.

To see what other treasures might be lurking in Louisiana, check out the full article by only and start your own research.  Just go HERE.

Course you'll want to remember that trespassing on private property is a criminal act, so don't let your dreams land in you in the slammer.  Always seek permission to hunt from the rightful property owner.

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