Have you ever heard of Alf Bolin? He's a legendary outlaw in Missouri that was known to hide in caves in the southern part of the state. Legend says that he placed some of his hidden loot inside one of them.

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Legends of America has an interesting backstory about Alf Bolin and his notorious deeds in the mid-1800's. They said that "the activities of the Bolin Gang centered around “Murder Rocks” on Pine Mountain south of Kirbyville, Missouri". It just so happens that a hiking YouTuber just visited those caves with some interesting things discovered.

This is the "Murder Rock" that they mentioned.

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rob and christy hike across america via YouTube
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There are lots of small cave openings in the rock in this part of Missouri including this one.

rob and christy hike across america via YouTube
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This is one of the caves that Alf Bolin and his gang were known to hide in. As of today, no treasure has been found inside...yet.

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If you hike a bit deeper into the trail, you'll come across what is known as the "Waterfall Cave". It has that name for a reason.

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rob and christy hike across america via YouTube
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This is that reason. It's what is now a tiny "waterfall" of water pouring out from the rock.

rob and christy hike across america via YouTube
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Over the many years, the Alf Bolin gang gathered a small fortune in gold, silver and valuables. Alf was killed by a Union soldier on February 1, 1863 at the age of 21 before he was able to divulge the location of where he buried his loot. All that is known according to Legends of America is that "he buried it near the cave on Fox Creek near the Missouri and Arkansas border".

It's very possible that the cave was just used as a landmark and the fortune is buried in the nearby hills. It's possible this treasure will be forever lost, but the video shared on YouTube is worth a watch as the history of that part of Missouri is rich.

Jesse James Farm in Kearney, Missouri

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