Clue No. 5 Friday | Sept. 16
Its beginning stretches back to the mid-1880s,
More than 50 years later became one of the city's main arteries;
Eventually, named for an association president and attorney,
He worked to beautify what became a popular cemetery.
Clue No. 4 | Sept. 15
The sisters purchased land from an estate,
Hope to build a school, but ran into a city stalemate;
Later purchased by a developer who built more than 75 homes,
Among his other projects, built a cemetery wall of Grandad stones.
Clue No. 3 | Sept. 14
Mounds of history are buried there and here,
Today, buildings, tables and, nearby, a place to cheer;
The earliest spot for a county-wide exposition,
Later named for a man who stopped on his westward expedition.
Clue No. 2 | Sept. 13
Start at the earliest place for a quick summer cool,
Opened with an Olympic gold medalist and Chicago greats too;
A WWI veteran who returned following respiratory aid,
Built homes in the neighborhood for many more than a decade.
Clue No. 1 | Sept 12
Gemutlichkeit ... your friends are here,
That's the theme to guide Oktoberfest this year;
The elusive medallion is out there again,
Be prepared to let the clues lead the way, so let's begin!
The 2011 Oktoberfest Medallion:
- Is located within the La Crosse city limits.
- Is never buried in the ground.
- Is always on public property.
- Is accessible 24 hours, but posted hours should be observed.
- Fits in the palm of a hand.
- May be camouflaged.
The person finding the official Oktoberfest Medallion should call the number on the back of the medallion. The finder must wear an official, current-year Oktoberfest button to collect the entire prize package, which includes $500 cash, two tickets to the Festmaster's Ball, several gift certificates, and a miniature replica medallion, compliments of Satori Arts.
The hunt is sponsored by Wipfli LLP. Gift certificates have been donated by Downtown Mainstreet.