First American Bank took over this year’s Harvest Hunt medallion search, and stumped many people who were seeking both the coin and the $1,000 prize.
But Kristi Betts of St. Michael was able to solve the riddles, and make here way to the road near the Millside Tavern, which held the secret.
Thank you for participating in the 2014 FAB Harvest Hunt! I hope you were able to enjoy this year’s hunt. As many of you are already aware, the medallion was located on Friday near the Millside Tavern and the location of the original St. Michael Catholic Church at the 15 mph speed sign. Below is an explanation of the clues.
1.) Come one come all, to the Great Northern Bank Harvest Hunt, It is free for all! Just a few small tasks is all we ask, read the rules…private property is not ok…in the city limits stay…and for gosh sakes, Behave!
This is a general introduction of the rules to kick off the medallion hunt.
2.) The year of the pea…
This was in reference to the year 1856 when Gregor Mendel released his discoveries in genetics using the pea. The year 1856 was significant as this was the year that the first Catholic church was constructed.
3.) Trees to logs, logs to trees, what can I be?
This was in reference to the fact that the first Catholic church was a log cabin structure that is no longer in existence and where the log cabin stood is now trees.
4.) Search for the words to put together the next clue.
The words when put together formed the fourth clue which was: What word is derived from the Middle High German word wenic? This clue was to lead the hunter to look up the German word wenic which stands for Weninger which is the last name of the first priest of the Catholic church that was established in 1856.
5.) In reverence I stood, with great purpose and good. To those that endured, they were ensured of great salvation by standing on my foundation.
This was to lead the hunter to think about the Catholic church which is the historical foundation of the St. Michael community.
6.) I am situated near something that constantly runs but at no time walks, often mumbles, never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but not once eats.
The answer to this riddle was river. The first Catholic church was located near the Crow River.
6.) With a map or a plat, can you find what neighbor is going on 40 but not above 15? Their name starts with an M and ends with an R. You might even be able to find them with your car.
This was in reference to Naber Avenue and 40th Street and the 15 mph sign near the Millside Tavern. The name that starts with an M and ends with an R is in reference to the road that intersects with 40th Street coming from Millside Tavern.