Spanish Treasure Cave
Off State Highway 59, between the towns of Gravette and Sulphur Springs in northwestern Benton County. It is thought to be the location of a mine excavated by the Spaniards during one of their early expeditions to this region. The cave was in the side of a cliff. Near it stood a large oak tree on which was carved a map. In the early 1900s, a strange Spaniard appeared in the county, claiming to have information about a treasure buried in the cave. Quoting $3,000,000 as the value of the treasure, he interested a group of men who formed an exploration company. After examining the cave for a distance of about a mile and finding nothing, the search for the mysterious Spaniard’s gold was abandoned.