1983 Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt

Found by Michael, Connie, and Chris Billstrom on Friday evening after 11 clues.

Hunt information
Dates:
First Clue:Sunday, January 30, 1983
Found on:Friday, February 4, 1983
Finders:
NameHometown
Michael Billstrom
Connie Billstrom
Chris Billstrom
Prize:
Maximum Prize:$3,000
Awarded Prize:$3,000
Location:
General Location:Phalen Park
Exact Location:Near the picnic pavilion
Concealer:In a bag of Oreo's; it replaced the filling in one of the cookies
Clues
Published on Sunday, January 30, 1983
Somewhere here
In Ramsey County
Is the wonderful
Royal Bounty.
Explanation:
Verifies the fact that the treasure medallion is hidden in Ramsey County.
 
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Published on Monday, January 31, 1983
To some our clues
May sound like mumbles,
But that's the way
The cookie crumbles.
Explanation:
The key word here is cookie. The medallion was hidden between 2 layers of a cookie and wrapped in wax paper.
 
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Published on Monday, January 31, 1983
Right close by
Within the city
Lies a treasure
That's mighty pretty.
Explanation:
This one narrowed the search to within the city limits.
 
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Published on Tuesday, February 1, 1983
You can have fun
If you're a swinger
Please pay attention
Cause this is a zinger.
Explanation:
Swinger is the vital key in this one. Phalen Park has appeal to all sorts of swingers .... from golfers to ball players to kids on swings.
 
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Published on Tuesday, February 1, 1983
Bid no trump
And take your trick.
This will help you
Make your pick.
Explanation:
When you bid no trump and take your trick you're playing bridge. There are two bridges near the site of the treasure.
 
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Published on Wednesday, February 2, 1983
Folks got there
In Packards or Reos
Here's a double clue
For Toms, Dicks and Cleos.
Explanation:
There's a double clue here. References to Packards or Reos tells you that the park has been around a very long time, and "or Reos" names the cookie that surrounds the medallion.
 
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Published on Wednesday, February 2, 1983
Snowmobile folks
Are strictly verboten
This is a clue
That's well worth notin'.
Explanation:
Many a sign in Phalen Park makes it abundantly clear that there is no snowmobiling allowed.
 
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Published on Thursday, February 3, 1983
He ran for governor,
But didn't make it.
Here's a clue
If you'll only take it.
Explanation:
In Minnesota's most recent gubernatorial election, Wheelock Whitney lost. Wheelock Parkway is adjacent to Phalen Park and the entrance to the park is located on it.
 
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Published on Thursday, February 3, 1983
There are enough trees around
For a crew of loggers
But in modern times,
It's better for joggers.
Explanation:
Phalen Park has many trees and it's extremely popular throughout the year among joggers.
 
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Published on Friday, February 4, 1983
If in school you get all F's
This is what you're doin'.
But play your hunch, pack a picnic lunch
And go on with your clue-in.
Explanation:
If in school you get all F's, this is what you're doin'. You're failin', that's what. The clue also tells you to head for a picnic spot.
 
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Published on Friday, February 4, 1983
A mushroom shape
Is in sight nearby.
A great place for
Picnics or a treasure to lie.
Explanation:
The mushroom shape is an umbrella-like structure in the picnic area - easily seen from where the treasure was hidden.
 
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In Phalen Park's cold picnic ground
It will pay to look around
Search near a small, not shapely tree
Where a packet of cookies waits for thee.
Explanation:
This one pins down the specific location of the medallion's hiding place.
 
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