The Not So Secret, Buried Treasure

In the 1800s, a legendary treasure hunt began. Three documents foretold of the secret location of Thomas J. Beale’s buried riches, a treasure overflowing with gold, silver, and jewels. But the location remained hidden because the words were written in a mysterious code. For the last 200 years, people have searched and analyzed these papers…

Hidden Value

In 1884, a young man died. After the funeral, his grieving parents decided to establish a memorial to him, so they met with Charles Elliot, the president of Harvard University at that time. Eliot received the couple into his office and asked what he could do. After they expressed their desire to fund a memorial,…

When Oranges Are Better Than Wealth

When the Titanic went down in 1912, eleven millionaires went down with it. It is estimated that their combined wealth reached $200,000,000 and yet on this night their money would become worthless to them. Major A. H. Peuchen was also a very wealthy man. In fact, in his room on the Titanic, he was storing…