.... in Silver City, New Mexico
Mr Fenn Buried A Treasure
Imagine my excitement when mom told me we were going to go "DIG" for buried treasure! I LOVE to dig! (Normally mom doesn't want me to dig click here to find out how she keeps me out of the flower beds).
She said than Forrest Fenn an elderly gentleman from New Mexico, hid a treasure in 2010 worth one million dollars somewhere in New Mexico and she thinks it's near Silver City!! Mr. Fenn wrote a poem with clues for how to find the treasure and hundreds of people have been looking for it and no one has found it yet.
The Poem of Clues
As I have gone alone in there
And with my treasures bold,
I can keep my secret where,
And hint of riches new and old.
Begin it where warm waters halt
And take it in the canyon down,
Not far, but too far to walk.
Put in below the home of Brown.
From there it’s no place for the meek,
The end is ever drawing nigh;
There’ll be no paddle up your creek,
Just heavy loads and water high.
If you’ve been wise and found the blaze,
Look quickly down, your quest to cease,
But tarry scant with marvel gaze,
Just take the chest and go in peace.
So why is it that I must go
And leave my trove for all to seek?
The answers I already know,
I’ve done it tired, and now I’m weak.
So hear me all and listen good,
Your effort will be worth the cold.
If you are brave and in the wood
I give you title to the gold.
ADDITION: MARCH 1st Clue: “The Treasure is hidden higher than 5000 feet above sea level.”
ADDITION: MARCH 27th Clue: “No need to dig up the old outhouses, the treasure in not associated with any structure.”
ADDITION: MAY 3rd Clue: “The treasure is not in a graveyard.”
ADDITION: JUNE 28th Clue: “The treasure is not hidden in Idaho or Utah.”
We Started Our Search At The Silver City Museum
The Silver City Museum is set in the 1881 H.B. Ailman House, an Italianate redbrick mansion right in the middle of Silver City. Mom wanted to see what the town looked like a long time ago and check on the town’s growth, including old historic photos of the severe floods that used to plague downtown and a place called the ditch - where flood waters were diverted..."no place for the meek".
Did We Find Fenn's Treasure??
Well, no. But we sure had fun digging around in the dirt and trying to solve the mystery puzzle. Mom said if we found it she would buy me all the bones I ever wanted to bury in the dirt.. so I worked really hard at it. Dad said the real treasure of Silver City was the casual atmosphere and the biggest best antique shop he'd ever seen!!
Dog Friendly Restaurant
All that digging around made us hungry and great people must own the Curious Kumquat Restaurant in Silver City, because I was welcome to sit in the outdoor part and sneak food from under the table while mom and dad had dinner....boy was it good food!
How To Get To Silver City, NM and Hunt For Treasure Too!
Silver City, New Mexico is not quite on the beaten path. But the path to Silver City, is worth the trip. Two of New Mexico’s national scenic byways pass through the region. Get there from the northeast, on the Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway or from the north by The Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway over the Continental Divide. You can make the trip from the south on Hwy 180 and barely notice that you are climbing into the mountains, until you're already there.
I am La Schatzi - The Traveling Schnoodle! A Schoodle means that my mom was a beautiful silver Schnauzer and my dad was a chocolate poodle. I am traveling all over the country in an RV with my adoptive parents and I love it!