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Man Who Died In Yellowstone In 2017 Was Looking For Hidden Treasure

It’s been seven years since Forrest Fenn announced the existence of the buried treasure, said to be worth nearly $2 million. It has prompted thousands to comb areas of New Mexico, Yellowstone National Park and elsewhere.

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