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ORANGE COUNTY ALMANAC : Buried Loot?

Tales of hidden treasure in Orange County abound, one of the most intriguing about a 1925 railroad heist on a Santa Ana-to-Oceanside train.

The robber, who hid in the baggage car, shot the attendant and stole a sack of several thousand dollars before jumping off the speeding train. Stories persist that the money still lies buried along the tracks.

Source: “The Golden Promise, An Illustrated History of Orange County,” by Pamela Hallan-Gibson


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