1974 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt

Found by Pat Cullen, Don Monson, and Bill Sieberer on Friday afternoon after 11 clues.

Hunt information
Dates:
First Clue:Sunday, January 27, 1974
Found on:Friday, February 1, 1974
Finders:
NameHometown
Pat Cullen
Don Monson
Bill Sieberer
Prize:
Maximum Prize:$2,500
Awarded Prize:$2,500
Location:
General Location:Cherokee Park
Exact Location:Between a large oak tree, and a grove of pine trees and large rock directly in line with Winona St.
Concealer:Inside a Coca Cola can concealed within a White paper bag
Clues
Published on Sunday, January 27, 1974
We toured the town for '74
Seeking a place for the Boreas loot.
It's hidden in Ramsey, we can't tell you more
So enjoy and be cautious to boot.
Explanation:
This tells that the treasure is hidden in Ramsey County.
 
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Published on Monday, January 28, 1974
If you go to an area
Where one is fun but two is merrier,
You'll find it natural for temps to rise
In your quest for the coveted prize
Explanation:
"One is fun - two are merrier" refers to the nearby parking area frequented by amorous couples.
 
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Published on Monday, January 28, 1974
A pair of sixes on the dice
Have a meaning all their own.
They don't look good to a shooter,
But they can help put you on the Boreas throne.
Explanation:
"A pair of sixes" refers to "boxcars," the slang term used by dice players for two sixes. They can be seen from bluffs on the way to the hiding spot.
 
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Published on Tuesday, January 29, 1974
Proceed without particular reservation
To where the spirit moves you.
Yonder you'll see the light;
Could be a help with this year's plight.
Explanation:
"Reservation" is Indian lore, the park being Cherokee. "Spirit" ..of 76 the storage tanks in view. "Yonder you'll see the light" refers to the NSP stack with its blinking lights in view on the way to the spot.
Our Thoughts:
Rarely does a clue attempt such lofty aspirations as this one. This is a true example of trying to do too much too fast.
 
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Published on Tuesday, January 29, 1974
A pair of eagles summer shadows cast
But now is now and that's all past
Behave as you brave the wintery elements
Do nothing to anger the neighborhood residents.
Explanation:
"A pair of eagles" refers to "Under the Double Eagle" a popular march usually played at Cherokee bandstand during summer concerts.
Our Thoughts:
Another "yowza" clue that probably confused a lot of folks.
 
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Published on Wednesday, January 30, 1974
All the flies don't come to picnics,
All bats don't fly at night.
So come on out, and take a look
Where the treasure is, it's white.
Explanation:
"All flies don't come to picnics .... All bats don't fly at night" There's a nearby ball field and picnic ground. "Where the treasure is, it's white" means it's in a snowy area.
 
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Published on Wednesday, January 30, 1974
A dozen isn't always twelve
And therein lies your clue.
Find the treasure and soar to heights
Amidst trees that obscure your view.
Explanation:
"A dozen isn't always twelve" A baker's dozen is 13. This double clue refers to Baker St. and Hwy. 13 which are boundaries of the treasure site.
 
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Published on Thursday, January 31, 1974
Come on you swingers, gather 'round;
The treasure's ready, waiting to be found.
Five reminders of a holiday
Are also a help in pointing the way.
Explanation:
"Swingers" refers to the children's swings and "five reminders of a holiday" are the five small pine trees near the spot.
 
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Published on Thursday, January 31, 1974
Think of wampum as you search
And a mushroom not in a cave.
Don't try to score without a hoop,
Just look around if it's treasure you crave.
Explanation:
"Wampum" is from Indian lore and "mushroom" refers to the mushroom-like canopy in the picnic area. "Don't try to score without a hoop" refers to the basketball backboard near spot with no hoop.
 
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Published on Friday, February 1, 1974
A steamboat town in our southern part
Will offer you a place to start.
But watch your step in your quest for the treasure,
A scenic grove will enhance your pleasure.
Explanation:
"A steamboat town in our southern part" is for Winona which is the street directly in line with the large rock. "Scenic grove" indicates many trees around.
 
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Published on Friday, February 1, 1974
St. Pat's color is near the spot
Where hidden treasure lies.
The nickname for diamond is nearby, too,
So be a seeker who tries.
Explanation:
"St. Pat's color" is the green paint on the rock referred to with "nickname for diamond".
 
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It's the real thing you're lookin' for
And the clues are starting to mesh.
So take a look on a wide open space
Without a pause to refresh.
Explanation:
"The real thing" and "pause to refresh" refer to the Coca Cola can that contained the medallion. "Wide open space" again tells that it is in an open area.
 
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If you're not at Cherokee, you're in the wrong spot
In the Boreas medallion race.
Your fortune is between an oak and a rock,
So look to the middle and pace.
Explanation:
Cherokee Park and treasure hidden between the rock and a large oak tree.
 
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