2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 1
May 29 (Sunday)
At long last it's time for
Rose City Reunion,
events and parades in
The search for the treasure
is fraught with confusion,
but sometimes you find an
But beware that you're not
chasing an illusion,
and wind up a victim
of total delusion.
Some past hunts have had a clue buried in the introductory clue, but not this year. Any meaning you may have found is totally unintentional.
2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 2
May 30 (Monday)
The city by the bay
has its start here.
But the prize is elsewhere,
that much is clear.
In 1849, the only federal district court in the west was located in Clackamas County. Consequently, the original plat for the city of San Francisco was filed in Oregon City on February 1, 1849. It was discovered in 1904 buried in a vault in the county recorder's office. It is now on display in the Museum of the Oregon Territory, along with the original plat of Oregon City. This eliminates Clackamas County.
2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 3
May 31 (Tuesday)
This couple had a
Bunn in the oven.
Their famous kid's county
you shouldn't be lovin'.
Chester Bunn was a farmer, and his wife Mable was a schoolteacher. Their child, Beverly Atlee Bunn, was born April 12, 1916, and they lived on a farm in Yamhill, Oregon. She married Clarence Cleary in 1940, and her first children's book was published in 1950. One of her two memoirs was entitled "A Girl from Yamhill", and she is considered one of the best authors in American history of books for children. This eliminates Yamhill County from your search.
2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 4
June 1 (Wednesday)
The process of elimination
The opposite of Harney makes you
sad and so frustrated.
A fairly easy clue for most. Harney County is the largest county in Oregon, while Multnomah County is the smallest, thus eliminating Multnomah County from the search area.
2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 5
June 2 (Thursday)
Wonga voiced this
Follow this same
Wonga was the real first name of actor/comedian/musician Phil Harris, who voiced the character Baloo in the Disney movie The Jungle Book,based on the book of the same name written by Rudyard Kipling. One of the most well-known lines from Kipling's poems is from "The Ballad of East and West", which reads, "Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,...". However, the rest of the refrain reads, "Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgement Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!" Typically, the Willamette River has been the dividing line between east and west. Since, as Kipling wrote, "there is neither East nor West", this gives you a hint that it is not in Oregon. Since Washington County is the only Oregon county remaining, this leaves you with Clark County.
2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 6
June 3 (Friday)
T'was twenty-nine years twixt truce and fete
exactly, to the day,
when people around where treasure's found
both times said hip-hooray
Truce is a synonym of armistice. The armistice that ended hostilities in World War 1 went into effect on November 11, 1918. Twenty-nine years before that date, November 11, 1889, Washington became a state. Both occasions sparked celebrations in Washington. This confirms that the search area has narrowed down to Clark County.
2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 7
June 4 (Saturday)
There's a line that passes
through tradition and an ocean.
If you look to the west
you will get a big promotion.
The line that separates Range 2 East and Range 3 East of the Willamette Meridian System runs through Heritage (tradition) Park and Pacific (ocean) Park. The medallion was hidden west of that line.
2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 8
June 5 (Sunday)
To find the prize
with time now waning,
you need to look
where Krapp was aiming.
Gene Krapp was a pitcher who helped lead the Portland Beavers to the Pacific Coast League Championship in the 1910 season. As a pitcher he would be aiming at the strike zone, an area defined as being from the midpoint between a batter's shoulders to the top of the uniform pants, to just below the kneecap. The average strike zone height would be from 1.5 feet to 3.6 feet. The medallion was hidden near the low point of that zone.
2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 9
June 6 (Monday)
Although this hunt and politics
don't mix, you need to hear,
a tribute to a governor
is somewhere fairly near.
In upper Daybreak Park there is a plaque mounted on a large stone which reads "In Memory Of Cecil "Gov" Governor For 33 Years Of Park Service".
2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 10
June 7 (Tuesday)
If in bonnie lore
you are versed,
how do you get
to Scotland first?
This refers to the Scottish folk song "The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond". The first line of the chorus is "O you'll take the high road and I'll take the low road and I'll be in Scotland afore ye". This tells you to look in Lower Daybreak Park.
2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 11
June 8 (Wednesday)
A couple of tens
laid side by side
describe the search.
Where does it hide?
Twosynonyms of "describe"are delineateand outline. Two tens laid side by side would be 1010, which is what you get when you total Interstate 5, State Route 502, and State Route 503. The prize was found within the area enclosed by those roads.
2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 12
June 9 (Thursday)
For those who've been hunting,
perhaps you will know.
Something about this year
makes three in a row.
In 2020 the medallion was hidden in Delta Park, in 2021 it was Dodge Park, and this year makes the third "D" in a row with Daybreak Park.
2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 13
June 10 (Friday)
You've invested time and money
the medallion to acquire.
Near the second lonely mesa
you will find your heart's desire.
In the Spanish language, mesa means table. When you start on the walking path in Lower Daybreak Park, there are single picnic tables set quite a distance apart from each other along the entire path. The hiding place was very close to the second table.
2022 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: CLUE 14
June 11 (Saturday)
The treasure you covet,
your search has been zealous.
It has much in common
with the home of Marcellus.
Marcellus is a character in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet". He has perhaps the second most famous line in the play, which is "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark". The treasure was hidden in a crevice in a rotten log.