1966 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt

Found by Peggy Fritzke and Iola Mossbrugger on Wednesday afternoon after 7 clues on Harriet Island

Hunt information
Dates:
First Clue:Saturday, January 29, 1966
Found on:Wednesday, February 2, 1966
Finders:
NameHometown
Peggy Fritzke
Iola Mossbrugger
Prize:
Maximum Prize:$2,000
Awarded Prize:$2,000
Location:
General Location:Harriet Island Park
Exact Location:Between the baseball diamonds
Concealer:An old-fashioned clothes iron
Clues
Published on Sunday, January 30, 1966
Festival International USA.
Gives scope to our theme with a shout and hurray
The treasure hunt join, the carnival acclaim,
Hail to King Boreas a man of famous name.
Explanation:
"A man of famous name" refers to Moses - the Moses St. pumping station near the treasure site.
 
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Published on Monday, January 31, 1966
Within the city limits a medallion now will hide.
Safety to the seeker is an important guide.
The prize on public property to find is the intent;
Use care and respect with no damage to repent.
Explanation:
The clue points out that the medallion was hidden within the city limits at a safe location and that it was on public property.
 
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Published on Monday, January 31, 1966
In the month of January lakes and rivers freeze.
While vapors from smoke stacks puff through chill breeze.
Lights of varied color flash at night in panel gay,
The mystery of this treasure site is marked in bright array.
Explanation:
This clue refers to the Mississippi River - now frozen. Northern States Power Co. - with stacks sending vapor into the sky, and the lights in the Loop. It also indicates that the site is well-lighted.
 
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Published on Tuesday, February 1, 1966
A church in the distance seems a clue far too meager,
But a fence quite adjacent proves help to the eager.
View the beautiful parade and the carnival see.
Directional signs and a marker are the key.
Explanation:
The Cathedral is visible from the site and there is a fence running along the river bank. The area has many traffic signs and a marker commemorates the construction of the river flood wall.
 
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Published on Tuesday, February 1, 1966
This clue we must mask to keep hidden a word.
That reveals just too much told by that little bird.
A sign of information, its destination boring;
With enough imagination ideas should keep soaring.
Explanation:
The word that must be hidden is "shuttle", which appears on several Hotel Lowry shuttle bus signs in the area.
 
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Published on Wednesday, February 2, 1966
The city offers facilities for comfort with pride,
While claims of a winner score high on your side.
Stacks of color appear and give us good reason.
To be optimistic on this hunt of the season.
Explanation:
Referred to the Harriet Island pavilion picnic benches and a mushroom-shaped cover over several picnic tables. The "stacks of color" are piles of colored oil drums at the oil company owned by - coincidentally - George Rutman, this year's King Boreas.
 
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Published on Wednesday, February 2, 1966
Vulcan and his men may be elated by their rank.
The girls they chase and tease with many a trick and prank.
To these follies and nonsense of others give no mind.
Get back on the ball, dig in look and find.
Explanation:
Hidden here are references to the Harriet Island ball fields with its backstops. Searchers are directed to dig for the medallion, which was covered with snow that drifted over it earlier this week.
 
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There's performance in business by all the big wheels,
In hotels and at the club to debate and close deals
Architects dreams in the sky show with pride.
Every challenge to growth our city takes in stride.
Explanation:
Indicated are the Hotels and the Athletic and Minnesota Clubs as well as the almost completed Hilton Hotel, the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. addition, and other Loop reconstruction, all visible from the site.
 
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Machines and factories where goods are made.
The treasure site area surround and invade.
Rails that run parallel serve in this race,
East and West arches span overhead space.
Explanation:
Factories stand south of the treasure site, railroad tracks run across the river and the Wabasha and High bridges stand east and west of the site.
 
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Remember a prophet who lived to be old.
And a land of great promise about which he told.
Also names of two girls and one of a king.
Another of a place with an Oriental ring.
Explanation:
Moses is again referred to. Ethel St. and Harriet Island provide the girls' names and Nagasaki St. has an oriental ring. All are near the medallion hiding place.
 
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Guilt feelings forget, take the edge off appetites.
That noodle head is thinking of a box lunch that delights.
Fill up brothers, farewell to calorie counts and diets.
This hunt is all for fun no place for hunger riots.
Explanation:
Nearby are a Gilt-Edge Paint sign, Farwell, Ozmun and Kirk Co., Jenny Lee, Inc. maker of noodles; the Villaume Box and Lumber Co., McPhillips Brothers Sheet Metal and Roofing Co., and the Farwell, Ozmun, and Kirk Co, sign again. All are south of the treasure site.
 
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When Grandpa raised water he put force on a handle.
Compared with methods involved, this don't hold a candle.
A station for pumping we urge you to find.
Facing picnic and playground holding loot of a kind.
Explanation:
The reference to raising water by pump again alludes to the Moses St. pumping station. Also mentioned are the picnic areas and the playground on which the treasure was hidden.
 
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The medallion is attached to an old-fashioned piece.
Used to make smooth and flat each stubborn crease.
100 paces north from pumping station toward a forked tree.
The treasure location at your feet now should be.
Explanation:
The medallion was fastened to an old-fashioned iron hidden northwest of the pumping station in line with a forked tree.
 
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