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The Forgotten Secret

GaspTresCoverDigitalForgSecDigitalCover“The Forgotten Secret” is a sequel to “Gasparilla’s Treasure” by Scott Clements.  I hope you’ve had a chance to read it, but even if you haven’t, here are some of the places and things you can expect to see in the book.  This blog post is a minor spoiler, so if you plan on reading it, you may want to do that first, then come back and check out some of the real world places and things in the book.  Enjoy!

Early on the kids go to the St. Augustine Peer to meet with mysterious adventurer, Juan Gonzalez:


The kids head to Old Town, Florida to find The City of Hawkeisville shipwreck.  Here’s the old train bridge:

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And here are a couple of videos of “The City of Hawkinsville” shipwreck:

And for more on “The City of Hawkinsville” check out this website: CLICK HERE

Next they’re off to Washington, D.C. and the “National Mall”.  Here are some overheads of the “National Mall”:

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In the map above, you can see exactly where the National Gallery of Art is located.  Here are some pictures of the National Gallery of Art:


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Here’s the Thomas Sully portrait of Andrew Jackson used for the U.S. twenty dollar bill:

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Next are the two Andrew Jackson Birthplace Monuments.  In the second one, you can see the etching of the cabin, which is so important in “The Forgotten Secret”.

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Gonzalez heads to the Andrew Jackson Monument in Washington, D.C., which is in plain sight of The White House.

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And check out some of the security features on our modern twenty dollar bill, including the EURion constellation.

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And finally they end up at the Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine:

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I hope you enjoyed “The Forgotten Secret” by Scott Clements.  Check out Scott and all his books at

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