Tri-City Ledger -

By Russell Brown
Guest Writer 

On the hunt with the treasure hunter


October 3, 2019

Escambia County’s premier educator at the end of the nineteenth century was Professor James M. Tate. After he retired about 1914, he wrote several articles about his loved community for a Pensacola newspaper. Some of his early contributions contained stories of buried treasure which quickly garnered much interest. Several local residents were among many folks who decided that the tales were true and made efforts to seek out the prize. One of these was a neighbor of the old professor - a religious but superstitious farmer identified in the articles as Billy Nimrod.

One day the professo...

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