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"Ah – Moon’s"

 

1999 Edward Michaud

 

During the peace-time activities of Corregidor Island just prior to the war a flourishing village of dependents and laborers called Barrio San Jose existed down at the Bottomside section of the island. A prosperous Chinese merchant going by the name of Ah-Moon operated a local laundry and grocery store just next to the trolley-bridge crossing at the center of town. When hostilities broke out, and when everyone was sending their valuables to the military for safe-keeping, Mr. Ah-Moon decided to fill one of his larger cast-iron ‘wok’s’ with his life’s savings, consisting of silver pesos, and buried it out behind his establishment. The "Wok" reportedly contains almost a ton of silver coins.

The exact location of this interesting horde was right next to the trolley track abutment, in the northwest corner of the crossing. A large tree now reportedly grows on this site. Alas, my pulse detector didn’t pick up anything unusual!

 

POST-WAR RECOVERY OPS 1945-88 | SPEEDY GONZALES  |   BATTERY MORRISON  | AH-MOON'S   |  THE ENGINEERING TUNNEL   |   GRAVE - GOLD   |   THE MARCOS CONNECTION   |   THE NORTH DOCK GOLD HOLE   |   THE FOURTH LATERAL   |   THE NORTH HARBOR SALVAGE BARGE   |    THE PRESIDENTIAL YACHT "CASIANO"   |   THE LORCHA DOCK   |  SILVER PESOS    |  NO MORE GOLD   |   CONCLUSION

CORREGIDOR - THE TREASURE ISLAND OF WWII    |    GOLD IS ALSO BALLAST    |    THE GOLDEN PATROL OF THE USS TROUT |  SALVAGING A SILVER TREASURE  | THE JAPANESE OVERSTRIKE

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