Where the treasure is

In the bayou country, legends of lost treasure have long outlived the old privateers like Jean Lafitte and his brother Pierre. It's said that during the early nineteenth century, fortunes in gold and silver were buried beneath the cypress trees or sunk in the murky waters of the great swamps of southern Louisiana. But down through the years, the treasure seekers have been sadly disappointed.

One story is told of a Cajun boy who was sitting in his pirogue on a bayou, talking with a visitor. They watched another boy, poling along intently in an old scow, off once again to hunt for the lost treasure.

July 27, 1987

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