1968 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt

Found in Highland Park by a trio of lads skipping school for the day. Mark Portel, Stephen Callinan, and Kevin Lynch found the puck on Friday afternoon after 11 clues.

Hunt information
Dates:
First Clue:Saturday, January 27, 1968
Found on:Friday, February 2, 1968
Finders:
NameHometown
Mark Portel
Stephen Callinan
Kevin Lynch
Prize:
Maximum Prize:$2,000
Awarded Prize:$1,000
Location:
General Location:Highland Park
Exact Location:Near three oak trees up the hill from the intersection of Lexington Pkwy, Montreal Ave., and W. 7th St.
Concealer:A piece of plasterboard
Clues
Published on Sunday, January 28, 1968
Hail to St. Paul with events of a special kind!
Salutations and greetings to those of curious minds!
With the holiday season the old year dies.
At Carnival time the new year arrives.
Explanation:
We told you the medallion was somewhere in St. Paul.
 
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Published on Monday, January 29, 1968
Come hunt a treasure and enter the race.
The cities alone will disclose the place.
Try going in orbit not snowmobile traction.
Any method of travel is part of the action.
Explanation:
We referred to the many signs in the treasure area forbidding the use of snowmobiles, and also told you that the prize was located on high ground.
 
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Published on Monday, January 29, 1968
With shops, school homes and church creeds,
The site suggests order supplying man's needs.
There's beauty of landscape with sparkle of snow.
Find a hidden medallion excitement will glow.
Explanation:
We talked about nearby Red Owl markets, the Riverside School and the beauty of the Highland Park area.
 
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Published on Tuesday, January 30, 1968
There is a machine used to hoist and to raise;
In operation a clue to our mystery phase.
The material used is in form of freight.
Particles hard, collectively adding much weight.
Explanation:
Here we indicated a reference to the grain elevator of the Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. and to the fact that the elevator is easily visible from the treasure site.
 
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Published on Tuesday, January 30, 1968
Working occupants in a blend of black and white.
Skills of hand and mind to gratify the sight.
A process of print a science of design.
Plans of construction and creative services align.
Explanation:
This clue talked about a variety of industries and businesses located in one grey office building at 1780 W. 7th St., just opposite the treasure site. Some of the firms in the building are Creative Art Services, T.S.B. Computer Center, Litho Specialties, and Freerks, Sperl, and Flynn architects.
 
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Published on Wednesday, January 31, 1968
Cathedral bank and Capitol in the distance seen.
Symbols of stability toward better values lean.
A curb on affluent society is advised by LBJ.
Legislation to balance the budget and higher taxes pay.
Explanation:
We noted here that two St. Paul landmarks - the Capitol (at least the top of it) and the Cathedral of St. Paul - were visible from the treasure site.
 
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Published on Wednesday, January 31, 1968
On public property the prize will be found.
Respect all property this advice is sound.
Find a word that describes container or storage place.
Apply in great number add color, design, and space.
Explanation:
Here was the first time we told you that the prize was on public property. We also referred to the many gasoline tanks on the tank farm south of W. 7th Street.
 
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Published on Thursday, February 1, 1968
Sunset on the river is a choice the poet makes.
Flying sled on snow is what a soaring spirit takes.
Many are the places that offer food and rest.
Snug and quiet stations where to contemplate the best.
Explanation:
We placed the treasure site near the Mississippi River; alluded to two sunsets - the Sunset Inn and Sunset food establishments - and referred to service stations and children sled-riding.
 
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Published on Thursday, February 1, 1968
Guess a noun that pertains to noses and a game.
A part of a ship and a violin using the name.
This word that you guess is found in doubles.
To know one is old and one new will simplify your troubles.
Explanation:
When we mentioned a noun that pertains to noses and a game, we meant the word bridge and were referring to the two bridges near the site - the new Lexington Avenue Bridge and the older foot bridge crossing Montreal Avenue.
 
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Published on Friday, February 2, 1968
There is frost in every thicket and berries on the bough.
Hunters seek the treasure while through the snow they plough.
Find a playground area that vies every sport a place.
Where scenery is the greatest including sky and earth and space
Explanation:
Here, we placed the treasure in the park and also told you that it was hidden on the ground and in a thicket. We told you, also, that all sorts of sports were available in the park.
 
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Published on Friday, February 2, 1968
Choose a part of Kentucky where horses graze.
It's the name of a street in the puzzle maze.
Relate Expo '67 with above clue for an answer.
Our game makes the winner act like a prancer.
Explanation:
If you had a good nose for news, you knew we had just told you that the treasure was located at Lexington Parkway and Montreal Avenue.
 
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The numeral after six is the one to use twice;
Where signals light a street with other streets that splice.
The camouflaged medallion in sheet of stony matter.
Hides in brush and leaf some nest egg to make fatter.
Explanation:
We would have told you what kind of container the medallion had and said that it was covered with brush and leaves.
 
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At Montreal & Lexington in Highland Park, lie there.
High ground above intersection many seek with care.
Toward a small plateau two stairways lead.
Either approach is sure to succeed.
On a stretch of highland three tall oaks stand.
The buried treasure is 16 paces downhill south of this land.
Explanation:
If we hadn't led you to the prize with this clue, we don't know what we could have said next.
 
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