Jane Sarles, vice president of Clarksville's Historical Society, said she is very aware of the legend surrounding Silver Creek but hasn't heard of anyone who's actually found anything of value.
According to Sarles
, the creek was named in the late 1700's before the town Silver Creek was even born.
"So the legend itself would be old," Sarles
said.Old legends that survive can have some value or truth to themselves.
"Early geologists discovered Copperas on the banks, it could have been mistaken for gold or silver," she