It's a story from Michigan's history you may have heard before, Union soldiers from Michigan secretly moved tons of Confederate gold north during the Civil War. The search for that mythical gold in West Michigan is the basis for a new History channel show, The Curse of Civil War Gold.

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a portion of its six episodes filmed at Allegan’s Civil War statue and Old Jail Museum.


Allegan County Historical Society president Scott Kuykendall said the board was sworn to secrecy when film crews were in town in September and October 2017.

The reveal that the series filmed in Allegan broadens the story of Confederate Gold in Michigan, which centers largely on Muskegon and the longstanding urban legend that the city's downtown was built with Rebel gold and the city's showcase Hackey Park is a tribute to the Confederate States of America.

Watch the trailer for the series The Curse of Civil War Gold which shows treasure hunters along the shores of Lake Michigan:

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