1967 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt

Found on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds after the 13th and final clue was published on Saturday afternoon by Harvey and Rita Etzler and their family. This hunt was mentioned by Don Boxmeyer in his "hunt memoirs" article in 2006.

Hunt information
Dates:
First Clue:Saturday, January 28, 1967
Found on:Saturday, February 4, 1967
Finders:
NameHometown
Harvey Etzler
Rita Etzler
Robert Etzler
Mary Ann Etzler
Bruce Etzler
Kenneth Etzler
Prize:
Maximum Prize:$2,000
Awarded Prize:$2,000
Location:
General Location:Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Exact Location:Between the Judging Arena and the KTCA booth
Concealer:A horseshoe
Clues
Published on Sunday, January 29, 1967
Hail to the New Year and Boreas the king!
Expel old habits give adventure a fling.
In city and county great fun is in store,
For all who show spirit and zest to explore.
Explanation:
Referred to riding apparel since during the Fair many riding horses are quartered nearby. The medallion was hidden in Ramsey County.
 
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Published on Monday, January 30, 1967
Seeking a treasure means a change of pace.
To sleep and gormandize will lose the race.
Safe is the terrain where the medallion hides,
We exhort against needless falls and slides.
Explanation:
Indicated the treasure was on safe ground and no climbing was necessary. It also mentioned race; the race track is in the vicinity.
Our Thoughts:
Two early clues whose official explanations identify the fair ground quite well. Gutsy for sure.
 
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Published on Monday, January 30, 1967
Proposals to boost taxes always seem to be the trend,
We keep supporting causes until there's nothing left to spend.
If practicing economy will make our budget light,
The finding of this pot of gold, should make it blinking bright.
Explanation:
Referred to the blinking lights of the radio towers visible from the site; also light on the space needle.
 
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Published on Tuesday, January 31, 1967
Be patriotic, lift voices to the sky,
Sing America and let the banners fly.
On our public property awaits a grand surprise.
A persevering spirit brings reward to one who tries.
Explanation:
Alluded to the Young America building nearby and that the treasure was on public property.
 
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Published on Tuesday, January 31, 1967
To locate an area where people work and reside,
Let street and directional signs be your guide.
The treasure brings publicity, wealth and station,
Creating a hero for the winter spectacle of the nation.
Explanation:
People work on the Fairgrounds and farm campus, also live in apartments west of the site. Several street signs are nearby, plus those directing traffic to the practice driving area, also police station nearby.
 
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Published on Wednesday, February 1, 1967
An anxious desire for wealth in the pocket,
Might seek legal aid with this case on the docket.
In a state of dilemma caused by worrisome clues,
Please help from the judge to commiserate the blues.
Explanation:
Referred to the judging arena very close to the location and Commonwealth Terrace, west of the site.
 
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Published on Wednesday, February 1, 1967
Sno a Go-Go suggests action and speed.
This theme of our Carnival does not mislead
If you hope to stop smoking don't blow your stack
To exchange bad habits for good, is a hard nut to crack.
Explanation:
Described the action and speed of the race track nearby and the smokestack of the farm campus power station west of the treasure location.
 
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Published on Thursday, February 2, 1967
This place must be both a work and play zone,
With exercise using many a muscle and bone,
Hoarding our resources suggest a miser,
To be spendthrift is sometimes wiser.
Explanation:
Referred to the State Fair Midway where people work and spend money to have a good time. Horses are exercised nearby.
 
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Published on Thursday, February 2, 1967
The fashions of youth are explained in gay terms,
A swoon suit, a sideline in color that burns.
We adjust to the beatnick, to beatles, to mod;
Far cry from the maxim, spoil the child spare the rod.
Explanation:
Again referred to the Young America center and all youthful fashions seen during the Fair.
 
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Published on Friday, February 3, 1967
As the story goes, old McDonald had a farm.
Regardless of weather, heat or cold did him no harm.
His neighbors claimed his health and his wealth was common knowledge,
From early day he worked and at night he went to college.
Explanation:
Commonwealth Avenue is near the scene and the University of Minnesota farm campus is close by.
 
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Published on Friday, February 3, 1967
A good state of thinking will discover a street,
Due east of the treasure by more blocks than feet.
There's magic in the atmosphere, that seems to cast a spell.
A bit of hocus-pocus with a mumbo-jumbo sell
Explanation:
Referred to Minnesota St. on the Fairgrounds which was directly east of the treasure site. The atmosphere of the Fair's Midway is described.
 
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Published on Saturday, February 4, 1967
As we study the clues we accept or confute,
With family and friends we discuss and dispute.
One word expresses a point in between,
Naming the site where the treasure is seen.
Explanation:
Placed the location of the medallion in the Midway at the Fairgrounds.
 
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Published on Saturday, February 4, 1967
The medallion is attached to a symbol of luck,
Deep under the snow this prize we tuck.
At the fairgrounds - midway from the judging arena start,
Go 45 yards from the northwest part.
Directly in line with the tower K-T-C-A,
Use horse sense, take off your shoes and play.
Explanation:
Described in detail the exact location of the medallion and the fact it was attached to a horseshoe.
 
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