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1964 (Beaver Lake Park)

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Hidden : 1/3/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

The best parking is on a residential street.
Park hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

Due to varying weather conditions, no ink pad is included in the cache. The stamp is with the logbook. Please bring your own ink pad. The usual type of geocaching trade items are in this cache.


Disclaimer

This is a nonprofit activity meant to add further enjoyment to a beloved St. Paul, Minnesota hobby and tradition. The clues are the real focus of this puzzle and without them there's really no point in pursuing all else that follows. The clues belong to the Pioneer Press. I don't want to be shut down for republishing them. In no way am I trying to steal for personal gain. I just want to help spread the love. Detailed info: Cooler Crew

Used with permission from the webmaster @ the Cooler Crew website .


Ramsey County Parks approved ... Stay Off private property.
The stamp in this letterbox hybrid is a "beaver paw"



Clue 1

Published on Jan. 26, 1964

The treasure is on open ground
Within city limits to be found
Only on public property stay
From private ownership keep away


Clue 2

Published on Jan. 27, 1964

The sun rises over our Carnival scene
With safety a part of the festive theme.
Hunting a treasure again is the score
In this new year of sixty four.


Clue 3

Published on Jan. 27, 1964

Families in homes share this winter's delight
In the distance surrounding the treasure site.
Have heavy boots and wraps quite handy.
A pocket of treats might just be dandy.


Clue 4

Published on Jan. 28, 1964

Don't be a square or Don't be a hood,
Use common sense and Just be good.
To dig a little be prepared
From all exertion don't be spared.


Clue 5

Published on Jan. 28, 1964

All beauties of season seem here to assemble,
Combined like a travel ad to resemble.
Snow with a sparkle, air with a sting.
A gold brick discovered, treasure will bring.


Clue 6

Published on Jan. 29, 1964

On waters' edge is a place for skating,
And a good carnival spirit creating.
But a picnic lunch from a bench in the park,
On a night below zero is more than a lark.


Clue 7

Published on Jan. 29, 1964

Balls and parks and lakes play a part;
With a famous name an addition will start.
From the treasure site by over a mile
Are high red lights that shine in style.


Clue 8

Published on Jan. 30, 1964

Clues in pairs are found in three places.
Two posts of iron a double lane faces.
Two round towers, northwest and southeast,
Seen in the distance helps most, not least.


Clue 9

Published on Jan. 30, 1964

Far south and east from the treasure is seen
A roof that slants with a particular lean.
To entertain and amuse by this structure of red,
For summer diversion here are we led.


Clue 10

Published on Jan. 31, 1964

"Let George do it" we often hear,
But "leave it to Beaver" is a good steer.
Ho, ho, ho, get out on the run,
This jolly hunt has just begun.


Clue 11

Published on Jan. 31, 1964

Still by hook, or by air, or by water
This case may be solved by son or by daughter.
With one, one, six, it'll mark off the course.
Search to the northeast start from the south.


Clue 12

Between a flower named on a boulevard's edge,
A passage is found drains this ledge.
Northeast from this walk 170 paces,
On count of 50 oak each one faces.


Clue 13

On Edgewater Boulevard between Geranium and Rose
A culvert appears, from this take your pose.
Walk 170 paces in a easterly direction.
Pass oak stump and to guide your selection
A brick in the snow, this is fun!
Lock, stock and barrel the treasure is won!




Cooler Crew Cachers feel strongly that winters are here to stay in Minnesota. We feel that the citizens of Saint Paul and neighboring communities should take advantage of this situation by participating in the winter activities that are available in our communities. Rather than hide from winter, people should go out and have fun in it. We encourage everyone to live by the
Cooler Crew Cachers credo:


DON'T HIBERNATE...CELEBRATE


Mary Jane Hilsgen
1964
found at Beaver Lake (Lincoln) Park

I was with Lucy Hansen--she was a friend of our family--and her five-year-old daughter, Donna. Her husband and my dad were policemen, that's how we knew each other. It was in a brick. We both found it; it was pretty exciting.

The night before, my parents and I had gone out looking. The clue that gave us the location was Leave It to Beaver, and we knew it was at Beaver Lake. It was a beautiful day, in the 40s, with the snow melting. We found it at about nine in the morning, just after Lucy sent her kids off to school.

I was a freshman in high school at St. Joseph's Academy. Back then, $2,500 was a lot of money. You were a celebrity for a day. The [St. Paul Winter] Carnival was very exciting at that time. I had always gone out with my dad, looking. We went back to Lucy's house, and my parents came over, and we were interviewed by the radio and the newspaper. They took our pictures and gave us the money. I bought a set of encyclopedias and banked some of it and later used it for nursing school. I'd compare it to the birth of my three children or getting married.

We don't look for it so much now, having moved out of St. Paul. We're in Woodbury now, and as you get older, it's not as interesting. You don't have the time when you're working. Lucy lives in Arizona now; we haven't been in contact for years. They were friends of my parents. I don't even have her address.

- Jim Walsh (City Pages)

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