1977 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt

Bill Gough found the cigar box containing the medallion after a mere 15 minutes of hunting on Wednesday morning after having 6 clues.

Hunt information
Dates:
First Clue:Sunday, January 30, 1977
Found on:Wednesday, February 2, 1977
Finders:
NameHometown
Bill Gough
Prize:
Maximum Prize:$2,500
Awarded Prize:$1,500
Location:
General Location:Irvine Park
Exact Location:On the ground amid eight trees
Concealer:Inside a cigar box
Clues
Published on Sunday, January 30, 1977
The fun begins
The coin is down
It's out there somewhere
To be found.
Explanation:
"The coin is down" This clue tells that the medallion is on the ground.
Our Thoughts:
Clues like these may seem mundane, but they can help to save trees.
 
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Published on Monday, January 31, 1977
Trees and fun
Are waiting here
Find the spot
The treasure's near.
Explanation:
"Trees and fun" This tells there are trees in the area plus swings and things for fun.
 
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Published on Monday, January 31, 1977
Against the sky
A touch of green
Look around
It can be seen.
Explanation:
"Against the sky a touch of green" The green dome of the Cathedral can be seen on the skyline from the treasure site.
 
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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 1977
A baseball team
Is made of nine,
Take away one
You'll do just fine.
Explanation:
"Nine, take away one" This leaves eight and at the treasure site there are eight trees in the immediate vicinity.
 
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Published on Tuesday, February 1, 1977
A couple of places
To park your car
One is near,
One is far.
Explanation:
"A couple of places to park your car, one is near and one is far." Forepaugh's parking lot is across the street and the Civic Center ramp was off in the distance.
 
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2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

Published on Wednesday, February 2, 1977
No one can say
We're a backward town
But it looks that way
Where the treasure's to be found.
Explanation:
"We're a backward town" is the clue. The sign, "ST. PAUL HOTEL", on top of the hotel, reads backwards from the treasure site.
 
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5
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Round and round
The site it goes,
And where it stops
Nobody knows.
Explanation:
"Round and round the site it goes" Irvine Street surrounds Irvine Park.
 
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4
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Something old,
Something new
It's all around
For you to view.
Explanation:
"Something old, something new" Forepaugh's Restaurant is new and the houses in the area are very old.
Our Thoughts:
Some of the oldest in fact in St. Paul.
 
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Mirror, Mirror
On the walls
You're in plain sight
And stand so tall.
Explanation:
"Mirror, Mirror on the walls" The mirrored Northern Federal building is on the skyline and seen easily from the site.
 
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Puppies have them
And kittens, too.
A sound-alike word
Is a revealing clue.
Explanation:
"Puppies have them and kittens, too" Four paws! Again, Forepaugh's is across the street from Irvine Park.
Our Thoughts:
Again, with the Forepaugh's reference. Perhaps they paid to get plugged. Something to consider, eh clue writer(s)?
 
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5
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A sailing ship
Like days of yore,
It's on the box
You're looking for.
Explanation:
"A sailing ship" and "on the box" An Erik cigar box with an old Viking ship on it contained the medallion.
 
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3
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Irvine Park
Is the place to scoot.
Join the crowd
And find the loot.
Explanation:
"Irvine Park" For those not already there, this tells where the treasure is located.
 
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In the northeast clearing
At Irvine Park
A crumpled package
Is the treasure mark.
Explanation:
"Northeast clearing" and "crumpled package" A crumpled Erik cigar box is on the ground in the clearing between eight trees. Therein lies the medallion.
 
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