Treasure-hunting for a Town Lost in Time

A lone treasure seeker searches for signs of the lost town of Moncton amongst the stumps and mist of Rattlesnake Lake.

A lone treasure seeker searches for signs of the lost town of Moncton amongst the stumps and mist of Rattlesnake Lake.

The strange landscape of stumps so evident when the water level is low is a marker of the lost town of Moncton, also called Cedar Falls. In the early years of the 1900’s the town sprung up and was thriving. A dam was built nearby and water unexpectedly seeped through the hillside drowning the town slowly over the space of a year. The abandoned town has left little trace, though once in awhile an artifact is found, and some bring metal detectors to the lake hoping to find forgotten treasure. There is also a legend of a mysterious, perhaps ghostly, bugler who some say they can still hear playing by the lake sometimes near sunset. Learn more about the rise and fall of Moncton HERE.

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About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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