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They say that if you really apply yourself and work hard, you can get ahead in life.  Personally, I would rather stumble backwards into money, but my whole "Lottery Retirement" plan doesn't seem to be working out.  Since I have no rich relatives who like me enough to put me in their will, it looks like I only have one option left: Treasure hunting.

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Luckily, there's loads of treasure scattered around the world.  In fact, there's rumored to be countless millions in Spanish gold hidden somewhere near Shreveport!  That's "buy-your-own-pirate-ship" money right there!  As impressive as that is, it's nothing compared to the rumored-riches just waiting to be found in Texas!

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According to Texas Hill Country, there are nearly 230 treasure sites in Texas - the most of any state in the country!  When you total up the suspected value of the all, you get an astounding $340 Million!  With so many legends of buried booty, it can be easy to lose track.  With the help of Texas news-giant KSAT, I've listed the 8 biggest treasure hauls in the entire state below.

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Before you ask, no - I'm not looking for a "finder's fee" if you strike gold on your treasure hunt.  That being said, I wouldn't say no to a cruise around the Gulf of Mexico on your new superyacht once you cash in.

8 Rumored Buried Treasure Sites in Texas

Have you ever dreamed of digging up a treasure chest filled to the brim with gold, jewels, and other valuables? Of course you have! Now, you've got the chance to make that dream come true in Texas! According to KSAT, these are the 8 most legendary treasure troves just waiting to be found in the Lone Star State

Gorgeous Texas Mansion With Its Own Waterpark on the Market for $19.5 Million

Former San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker's Texas mansion is on the market for a mere $19.5 million - and it comes with its own sand volleyball and basketball court - and a freakin' waterpark! If you've got the money, the folks at Kuper Realty would love to make you a deal!

Check out this $5 Million Texas Castle for Sale

Here's your chance to live like a literal king or queen in Texas! This palatial, stone mansion weighs in at a whopping 19,673 square feet, and includes a gigantic garage, pool, towers, and more! Just wait till you see the master bedroom!