1972 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt

Peggy Fritzke and Iola Mossbrugger reprise their 1966 find, capturing the 1972 puck on Thursday morning after 9 clues.

Hunt information
Dates:
First Clue:Sunday, January 30, 1972
Found on:Thursday, February 3, 1972
Finders:
NameHometown
Peggy Fritzke
Iola Mossbrugger
Prize:
Maximum Prize:$3,000
Awarded Prize:$3,000
Location:
General Location:Marydale Park
Exact Location:South of the westernmost manhole cover
Concealer:Attached to a gold-painted gooseneck water trap
Clues
Published on Sunday, January 30, 1972
On public property the medallion hides,
With open spaces on all sides.
No cause for damage, injury or harm,
Enjoy this hunt without loss or alarm.
Explanation:
Indicated treasure site was on open ground, on public property, and that it was unnecessary to damage anything in order to find it.
 
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Published on Monday, January 31, 1972
Some signs are high and some are low,
Some tell the limit of speed to go.
By order of Bureau of Health are signs,
That refer to dumping and cost of fines.
Explanation:
This refers to "HiLo" sign on gas station on Maryland, to the 35 mph sign on Maryland, and the "No Dumping" sign on park property.
 
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Published on Monday, January 31, 1972
A high-rise in the distance, a bridge close by,
Brimstone and fire are involved in this try.
Hospitals and more hospitals is a good clue,
How this is related we leave up to you.
Explanation:
The high-rise apartment on Front Street dominated the skyline; a railroad bridge crosses Dale Street at the site. Insider Alert: The Mutual Services insurance sign with Joe Vavrosky explained the fire and brimstone. Vavrosky was president of the Fire and Brimstone Club made up of former vulcans. "Hospitals and more hospitals" described the sign on Maryland, "Lawn Mower Hospital."
 
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Published on Tuesday, February 1, 1972
Find apartment and machinery by flower and sign,
Red and yellow colors keep clues in good line.
In area of treasure a weeping willow stands,
With bridge and large trees on surrounding lands.
Explanation:
Apartment at 615 Geranium Street; sign on Marigold Machinery Co.; weeping willow tree close to site, plus other trees and railroad bridge crossing Maryland.
 
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Published on Tuesday, February 1, 1972
Names of flowers and lakes and ducks
Are somehow connected with traffic and trucks,
Like swings are for summer and sleds are for snow,
Yours is the choice which direction to go.
Explanation:
Flowers described Jessamine and Geranium streets. Ducks on Loeb Lake, plus truck traffic on Maryland; children sliding in the park; a rope swing on one of the trees.
 
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Published on Wednesday, February 2, 1972
Foundations not built upon are rare,
A mystery hunt is a strange affair.
A street with a bear of a name close by,
Housing people who win and like to try.
Explanation:
Open foundations along platted area but where construction never took place; Mackubin Street; reference to two large apartment buildings on Mackubin facing the site.
 
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Published on Wednesday, February 2, 1972
Noisy creatures with throaty voice
Label the area of our choice.
Old names of places and parts of town,
Belong to this project like parade and clown
Explanation:
Placed site in "Frogtown" area and to frogs in Loeb Lake.
 
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Published on Thursday, February 3, 1972
Think of names for a girl and boy,
In an ornamental place of chopsticks and soy.
South and east they travel some,
Home with the winnings they hope to come.
Explanation:
"Mary" and "Dale" are the names, which give up the streets Maryland and Dale. This also described the old Shangri-La food place and the treasure site as southeast.
 
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Published on Thursday, February 3, 1972
A Cinderella symbol with coach and all,
A day for flowers and a carnival ball,
Pheasants in the brush and cattails on shore,
This hunt is exciting as never before.
Explanation:
This clue refers to the Coachman Restaurant and Dey Florists at Dale and Maryland, as well as pheasants nesting and cattails on Loeb shore. Much has changed since this clue was written, but the cattails are still there.
 
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The brass in the band, the lobe of an ear,
Are clues that bring the treasure near.
Wood and Metal are out front in size,
For businesses and streets southeast of the prize.
Explanation:
Reference to Union Brass and Metal Co., the John Wood Co., and Superior Lumber Co., all southeast of the site. Also lobe: Loeb.
 
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An element mysterious because of missing parts,
Structures belonging to a road that never starts,
Concrete mounds used to empty and drain,
Secret underground clues to stretch the brain.
Explanation:
Sewer drains with three manhole covers on Loeb Street, a street never completed.
 
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We hear about the goose that laid the golden egg,
The gold is all yours if you work away and peg.
Trees and weeping willow with three manholes mark the spot.
Thirty-two paces from manhole on west will help a lot.
Explanation:
The clue tells that the medallion was attached to a goose neck water trap, painted gold. Then, trees near site and pinpointing location 32 paces.
 
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Maryland, Mackubin, Jessamine and Dale,
Border Loeb Lake where ends the trail,
South from third manhole walk 32 paces,
The golden egg the goose laid, the winner of this race is...
Explanation:
Pinpoints the spot 32 paces from a manhole at Loeb Lake.
 
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