by | Aug 7, 2017 | Treasure Stories | 0 comments

There is a story of a strongbox with $30,000 in gold that was being transported by a tax collector in 1860. When outlaws tried to rob him he dropped the box into the Tambigbee River south of Myrtewood in Marengo County. The strongbox was thrown into the water close to the ford that was operated there at the time. The outlaws killed the tax collector but they couldn’t find the strongbox.