This is the first time in the year-and-a-half this blog has been in existence that I am late announcing the winner in our monthly drawing.  As you can see from my last post, things have been quite hectic lately.  I am still preparing for my trip to Denver for my audition on America's Got Talent.  Thanks to the MANY emails about what song I should do I chose "If I Can Dream."  I won't know until April if I pass this portion of the audition.  If I do, then I have to do it again in front of the celebrity judges which will be recorded for live TV.  Enough about that, now for our winner.


The winner in the September drawing for metal detecting and treasure hunting E-Books is Ron from Hawaii.  Ron, let me know your book choices and I will get them to you within a few days.


Make sure you keep entering by commenting on posts, posting in the forum, sharing and liking posts on Facebook  re-tweeting on Twitter, using the entry form, etc.  There are plenty of ways to enter daily in our monthly drawing.


First, Let me apologize that I haven't posted in awhile.  I wanted to get information about the Idaho Historical markers at least once a week, but let me tell you how interesting life has been in the last few weeks.


My wife had to go into the hospital for emergency surgery to remove her gallbladder a few weeks ago.  She had several stones blocking the bile duct so nothing could get through.  the creme dal la creme is that the gallbladder is about the size of a man's fist, but she had a stone inside the gallbladder the size of a golf ball.  Go to your golf bag and take out a ball and tighten your hand around it so you get the full picture…….  It took three-and-a-half hours for a one-hour operation.  She is doing fine now, but it was rough the first few days she was home.  Big thing now is medical bills because being self-employed we don't have medical insurance.


The other news is that yours truly is auditioning for America's Got Talent as a vocalist or vocalist/guitarist.  Now, before you all fall out of your chairs let me say I do have a good amount of experience in the field.  I know you only hear me talk treasure, but I have other interests besides treasure hunting.  I will be leaving for Denver, Colorado on October 7, and will return approximately October 12 or 13.  I then go immediately into doiing sprinkler blowouts which will tie me up until almost Thanksgiving.  I will try, however, to keep the posts coming during that time.  If you would like to hear some of my vocal samples you can go to http://www.songmanentertainment.net and click on "vocal samples."  If anyone would like to donate to help finance the trip to Denver, please use the "donate" button on the right side of this blog.

Now on to my regular post.  I couldn't find very much information about this particular historical marker, but my goal is to write about every historical marker in the state of Idaho.


Location of Idaho historical marker:  U.S. 12 – Milepost 27.6, at Lenore Rest Area


Indians have lived next to this good fishing hole for 10,000 years.


As long as 3,000 years ago, they had large oval houses, 28 feet long by 24 feet wide.  To build these houses, they put a bark and mat covering over a frame of 50 or so house posts.  Four or more families lived in a house this size.  From their village here by the river, they went out to hunt deer or to dig camas.  They had to travel widely in their constant search for food.


If you are looking for a way to make some extra money to help fund your treasure hunts, (gas, batteries, maps, equipment, hotels, etc.,) let me tell you about what I have done in the past year and have had a lot of success in doing.  Need a new metal detector?  Here's a way to get the money you need for the purchase.  I personally bought the Big Foot coil I use with my White's DFX with my first check.

Last September i joined up at a website that pays me to view other websites for 30 seconds.  Each of these views (clicks) earns me anywhere from $.01 to up as high as $5.00.  Now, let me be totally honest, I don't see very many $5.00 websites, but sites that pay up to $.05 or a little more are very common.

The best route to go is to sign up for their premiere membership which is only $10.00 per year.  You will immediately get enough ads to click on to make half or more of it back right away.  To sign up or get more information go to Clixsense.

Now To The Really Good Part:

by signing up to a premiere membership you have the potential of making SEVERAL THOUSAND EXTRA DOLLARS by referring others to this program.  Just look at the chart below to see the potential.

Premium Members Bonus Clix – When a Premium member refers a member who upgrades their account to Premium status, not only do you receive the already great commission structure, you are now getting paid 10% of the ad value for each ad your Premium first level downline members view! Note: To earn the additional commissions you must be a Premium ClixSense member. You will only be paid the bonus commissions if on "clix" made by members of your first level downline who are also Premium members.

Let's take a look at what happens if you were to refer only five new members to ClixSense.com who upgrade to a Premium account. We'll use the same scenario through all eight levels:


Premium Members

Multiply by level commission rate

Earnings for this level


Total Earnings

Level 1

5 members

$2.00 each



Level 2

25 members

$1.00 each



Level 3

125 members

$1.00 each



Level 4

625 members

$1.00 each



Level 5

3,125 members

$1.00 each



Level 6

15,625 members

$1.00 each



Level 7

78,125 members

$1.00 each



Level 8

390,625 members

$1.00 each




Can you refer 5 new people per month? Refer more to earn even more!

I Will Sweeten The Deal Even More For Your Trouble!


I believe the value of the program alone should perk your interest, but I will sweeten the deal by throwing in a free metal detecting or treasure hunting E-book of your choice from our list if you sign up as a premiere member.  The value of the books are anywhere from $12.95 and up so you are getting a great deal.  The chart above shows what your potential is for getting referrals, but don't forget the money you will make just from clicking on the sites……..
You must use my referral link to qualify for the free book.  My referral link is attached to all the Clixsense links in this post.  After you sign up and pay your $10.00 membership fee use our contact form to tell me which E-mail address you used to sign up with so I can find you, and also your book choice and I will get it out to you.
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lost treasureI am a big fan of Lost Treasure at www.losttreasure.com, but they have made me angry and now I am fighting back.  I own over 70 digital metal detecting and treasure hunting E-Books, magazines, including most of the Treasure Cache and Treasure Facts magazines.  Those of you who own any of their digital products know that they are secured by the fileopen.exe plugin obtainable either from the Lost treasure website or from Adobe.  This is a form of Digital Rights Management that is in place obviously for product protection which I have no issue with under normal circumstances.

My Problem With Lost Treasure

A few days ago I tried to open one of my Lost Treasure books and I received the error message, "This file cannot be validated – Please contact Lost Treasure at 1-800-423-0029 for assistance."  I then went through the time consuming task of checking all my digital downloads to make sure they open.  All but seven of the digital books and magazines that I own opened without error.  These seven gave me the same error as quoted above, so I did the right thing and called Lost Treasure for assistance and/or an explanation.  After almost 30 minutes on the phone I was told to send an email to Aaron, the webmaster, so he could fix the problem, so I did exactly that.  Did I get a response by email, no.  I then called and left a message on the webmaster's voice mail letting him know about my email, told him the problem i was having, and asked for an email or call back assuring me he would take care of the issue.  Did I get a call, no.


Some of you know that I spend a lot of my time on computers either building websites and blogs, doing computer repairs, or working on building business online.  Out of anger and frustration I started working on the Lost Treasure downloads that I could open and figured out how to remove the Digital Rights Management protection.  This was totally in self-defense; I didn't want any more of my downloads suffering the same fate.  Of course the benefits are fantastic.  The main one being I don't have to be connected to the Internet when I want to open one of the E-Books.  I spend a lot of time treasure hunting and to have the ability to open these E-Books and magazines from Lost Treasure on my laptop and my Blackberry while out out of Internet range…… well, you know……..

What I Will Offer That Lost Treasure Will Not

This being the case, if anyone has digital downloads from Lost Treasure that would like the protection removed all you need to do is send me the file and I will remove the protection and send it back.  Sending me the file actually gives me proof that you actually own the book or magazine and not just asking for a free handout.  I know that to some of you this may seem underhanded and, "black hat", but I could say the same for Lost Treasure not dealing with the issue.  This may be a time sensitive offer depending on how long it takes Lost Treasure to change their digital product security, if they can at all.  Send your file to: steve@idahotreasurehunters.com.  If the file is too large to send, let me know.  We might be able to make other arrangements.


I ask that my readers who have Facebook share this post, like it, etc., and retweet it if you have a Twitter account.  Jut click on the button(s) of choice at the top of this post.  I am going to bring my situation with Lost Treasure to all the metal detecting and treasure hunting forums I can find as well.

In conclusion I would like to say to Lost Treasure, that I saved this post in draft for a few days waiting to see if you would do the right thing.  if you would have taken care of my problem to begin with, this post wouldn't exist.  Thanks, Lost Treasure……..


Before we get to the winner in our August drawing Let me remind you about all the possible ways to get entries to win metal detecting and treasure hunting E-Books.  Taking advantage of all the entry possibilities would obviously be the best, but you can pick and choose which ones you want.  Don't forget, you can enter daily.


  • Fill out the form in the "Contact Us" section of the blog
  • "Friend" me on Facebook for one automatic entry each month
  • Find the gold coin daily for five additional entries each time – See the "Drawing" section of this site for information
  • Post in our forum – Each post counts as one entry for the month, and you can post as many times as you want
  • Comments on any blog posts earns one entry per comment for the month – No spam; spam will be deleted
  • All E-mail subscribers get one automatic entry each month


I am working on a plan to give credits toward prizes by forum posts.  More on that later.


Now for the winner for August.  The winner this month is……..  (drum roll)………. Don G., from Northwood, New Hampshire.  Congratulations, Don.  Write me an email with your book choices and I will get them out to you.  As I tell all winners, make sure you leave a comment on this post, and if you are a member of losttreasure.com make sure you post there as well. Any previous winners can continue to enter in all drawings, so make sure you get your entries in for September.