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     One of the key aspects of the Swift treasure are the numerous natural landmarks and rock carvings.  Most serious minded modern treasure hunters have several locations in mind of markings etched into the rock, presumably to give a direction or a clue to the whereabouts of the mine. Turkey tracks, buffalo rocks, circles and initials all have been identified at most of the suspected silver mine locations.  Swift also claimed to have stashed large sums of the counterfeit silver coins in several locations and in fact, some hunters have claimed over the years to have found some of those caches of the sought after treasure. And nearly to the person, followed the signs, the rock carvings and, of course, the details of their version of the journal to their claimed site.
     If you are interested and seriously want to explore and try your luck at unraveling the 200+ year old legend you should arm yourself with a copy  of Rock Art of Kentucky that seriously takes an in depth review of some of the most notable rock carvings found throughout the state.  This is the most comprehensive look at rock carvings throughout Kentucky.  Fred Coy, Tom Fuller, Larry Meadows and James Swauger spent countless hours over the years visiting sites throughout the state to record and photograph them.  This collection, published by the University of Kentucky Press, attempts to bring all the known sites together in one volume.

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