1981 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt

Found by Frank Klapak and Wesley Etzler after 12 clues on Saturday morning in Acorn Park. The first time a Roseville park had been used.

Hunt information
Dates:
First Clue:Sunday, February 1, 1981
Found on:Saturday, February 7, 1981
Finders:
NameHometown
Frank Klapak
Wesley Etzler
Prize:
Maximum Prize:$2,500
Awarded Prize:$2,500
Location:
General Location:Acorn Park
Exact Location:Across the walking path from the skating rink
Concealer:Stuck between a pair of leaves
Clues
Published on Sunday, February 1, 1981
Tally ho, the hunt is on,
The medallion is your bounty,
A lot of ground you'll have to cover,
But it's all in Ramsey County.
Explanation:
Simply states that the medallion is hidden in Ramsey County.
 
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Published on Monday, February 2, 1981
A lot of trees
Are all around
And a lot of traffic,
Hear that sound.
Explanation:
"Trees" and "traffic" refer to trees in the park and traffic on County Road C.
 
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Published on Monday, February 2, 1981
Things you need
Can be bought nearby,
But not the morsels
That hang in the sky.
Explanation:
Refers to things that can be bought at any of the stores at Rice and County Road C and "morsels in the sky" are acorns on the trees.
 
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Published on Tuesday, February 3, 1981
A famous person
Of the old wild west,
When you know the name,
It'll help for the rest.
Explanation:
Regarding a famous person of the old west, is for Annie OAKley. There are oak trees in the area and the medallion was wrapped in oak leaves.
 
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Published on Tuesday, February 3, 1981
Books are for learning,
We're sure of that.
This will help you find
Where the treasure's at.
Explanation:
"Books are for learning" referred to the school at Rice and County Road C.
 
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Published on Wednesday, February 4, 1981
A staple diet
In old Shanghai
Think of a food
And you'll be nearby.
Explanation:
"A staple diet in Old Shanghai" meant Rice Street near the park.
 
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Published on Wednesday, February 4, 1981
Look for the water
In its frozen state,
When in the hunt
You participate.
Explanation:
"Water in its frozen state," was the nearby hockey and skating rinks in Acorn Park.
 
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Published on Thursday, February 5, 1981
A flower you give
To show affection
But here and now
It gives a direction.
Explanation:
Regarding a "flower of affection" had reference to Roseville where the park is located.
 
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Published on Thursday, February 5, 1981
Too much ice
Where you've been looking?
Keep on going.
Now you're cookin'.
Explanation:
Limited the size of the ice near where the treasure was located, eliminating a lake as a possible site.
 
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Published on Friday, February 6, 1981
A senorita's word
That goes with a smile.
We give you this clue
With a bit of guile.
Explanation:
The senorita's word that goes with a smile is "si," which translates to "C" as in County Road C.
 
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Published on Friday, February 6, 1981
Mighty oaks
From these do grow.
Follow this clue
And steal the show.
Explanation:
Talks of mighty oaks from which comes acorns and the name of the park.
 
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Published on Saturday, February 7, 1981
East of the hockey rink
At Roseville's Acorn Park,
Wrapped in leaves,
It was placed in the dark.
Explanation:
Pin-pointed the location as east of the hockey rinks at Acorn Park and specified the medallion was wrapped in leaves.
 
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