Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Hammond recording history of Botetourt's iron furnaces

On a warm day in the 1970s, a man with a bulldozer, hell-bent on discovering the long-lost Beale Treasure, knocked down a pile of stones somewhere in the Purgatory Mountain area of Botetourt. He could see the Peaks of Otter from the stones, and he was sure that beneath the rocks lay treasure.

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