1971 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt

Found attached to a baby buggy wheel in Wakefield Park in Maplewood by John Fastner, on Saturday after the final clue was published.

Hunt information
Dates:
First Clue:Sunday, January 31, 1971
Found on:Saturday, February 6, 1971
Finders:
NameHometown
John F. Fastner
Prize:
Maximum Prize:$3,000
Awarded Prize:$3,000
Location:
General Location:Wakefield Park
Exact Location:Near the Southwest edge of the lake
Concealer:A baby buggy wheel
Clues
Published on Sunday, January 31, 1971
Several towers of blinking lights
Over treasure area lie.
Winter scene of picturesque sights
In shapes of every size.
Explanation:
This clue describes the radio towers to the west and north of the treasure. The scene is a snow-covered playground area.
 
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Published on Monday, February 1, 1971
People live and teach and preach.
From aged to newly born.
Wisdom and knowledge hope to reach
Before death and time to mourn.
Explanation:
Clue creators are indicating here that there are homes nearby, along with the church and school of Presentation of the Virgin Mary, and the Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery.
 
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Published on Monday, February 1, 1971
Two structures lofty and high.
One more wet than dry.
Only one catches the eye.
Guess the reason why.
Explanation:
This clue refers to the Whirlpool water tower in Maplewood, which is visible to the west of the site. It also refers to the lifeguard tower that lies on its side on the shore of Wakefield Lake.
 
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Published on Tuesday, February 2, 1971
No imagination or flair too obscure.
Just a board of commissioners.
A mystery hunt should guarantee and secure,
With help of worthy parishioners.
Explanation:
This says that the medallion is on Ramsey County property, indicated by board of commissioners sign nearby. The parishioners reference is to a second church in the vicinity, the Cross Lutheran Church.
 
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Published on Tuesday, February 2, 1971
Colors cool and colors hot.
Big and small size.
Pop in one, in another pop not.
Win a fine prize.
Explanation:
This describes a cool-green colored pop stand and a hot-red warming house in the park, both of which are visible from the bounty site.
 
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Published on Wednesday, February 3, 1971
A round body in a game,
Corners on a plate.
A hard club to strike and tame.
Early play and late.
Explanation:
This refers to the Babe Ruth baseball field directly above the site. (Also there are four other baseball fields in the park.)
 
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Published on Wednesday, February 3, 1971
Look for signs both high and low,
Parking board and beach.
Signs to pass, to stop and go
Bring treasure within reach.
Explanation:
The area has many signs of varying sizes, such as "Lifeguard Parking Only," "No Swimming Between 11pm and 5am" and another county board sign, at Prosperity and Larpenteur, containing the words "beach" and "board".
 
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Published on Thursday, February 4, 1971
Limit search to public land
With North and East in mind.
Look where parks and playgrounds stand.
Recreation places find.
Explanation:
The treasure was located in a public park in the northeast section of the county. Playground and other recreation facilities are found there.
 
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Published on Thursday, February 4, 1971
Awake on a cool and windy day
In our Carnival City.
Search in fields of snow for pay.
Clues are keen and witty.
Explanation:
The first play on words that indicated the loot was in Wakefield Park - "Awake" and "field".
 
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Published on Friday, February 5, 1971
Earth and sky and frosty street.
Stage for prosperous seekers.
East and North wind join the fete
Making finders keepers.
Explanation:
The street north of the park is Frost Avenue. Prosperity Avenue is in the east.
 
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Published on Friday, February 5, 1971
Word carpenter rhymes with street,
Walk along side and north.
Home of east twins is clue to repeat.
Downhill to lake go forth.
Explanation:
Fixing Larpenteur Avenue as the starting point, the clue tells searchers to proceed alongside the Babe Ruth field and go north down to the lake.
 
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Published on Saturday, February 6, 1971
Larpenteur and Babe Ruth League are names.
Look at south end of lake.
Here a two-pipe culvert our treasure site frames.
Wheel out and a fortune take.
Explanation:
Tells you to look at the south end of the lake and refers to the wheel in which the medallion is attached.
 
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Published on Saturday, February 6, 1971
The prize "Snow Foolin'" is genuine not fake.
A Medallion attached to a wheel.
North 43 paces from culvert on Wakefield Lake.
A plot to conspire and reveal.
Explanation:
Clues 12 and 13 spell out in detail the exact location of the Medallion. It was attached to a wheel from a baby buggy.
 
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