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    There is a pickensrooter pointing to a kootenstupit's button (she is also holding one in this picture)... I do not have the page numbers with me, but it is the picture with the spilled flour.

    In the companion book, there was a steamboat that sunk because it hit the roots of a big maple tree and thousands of buttons spilled out from the wreckage. It gives the exact town and so forth.

    Sorry I cannot be more specific for I do not have the books in front of me at the moment, but I will post more later.

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    it's Parkville, Missouri, and it struck a walnut tree, not maple. *forgiven, for not having the book in front of you*

    so, whoever's searching in Parkville better head out and look for a knothole in a walnut tree, probably on an "overlook" near where that steamboat wrecked!
    if it's not fun, what's the point?

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    I live in Kansas, and am very near Parkville Missouri. I thought it curious that MS had made mention of the Steamboat Arabia in the companion book. I thought pg. 41 might have something to do with Kansas because of the wheat on the flour box. The steamboat was actually found on private property in a corn field. I have been to the museum and the river had changed it's course over time and also with mans help. The passengers that were rescued were brought to a hotel in Parkville, Missouri. There is a nice park in Parkville with a bridge (overlook???) There are no placques along the parks trail stating anything like "Steamboat Arabia sunk here". I went to the park just in case and there were no walnut tree, or trees with any knotholes near the bridge.
    Maybe the buttons have something to do with "five to a side" as there are four holes in the middle and then the outside shape could count as five?

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    Did you spend a lot of time in Parkville? I live in Springfield, MO and have been planning a trip there. Were you able to tell what kinds of trees were in that area? Do you think my trip would be a waste of time?

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    Hi Carol,
    It was very cold this morning, so I did not stay very long. I check the trees around the bridge on both sides. They all look likes oaks for me.
    The thing with the Steamboat Arabia is the boat was caught on a walnut tree in the water. I really don't think that one story leads to this story. I went because it is another park, with trees, and I felt therefore worthy of checking. When I had gone to the Steamboats museum they stated that the shape of the river had been altered so greatly they had to find maps from the 1800's, figure out where the river had been physically altered and put map on top of map to get the location of where they salvaged the wreck. The boat was excavated on private property so I doubt that a token would be at Parkville. There are no other clues to back up this theory. About the only thing the majority of people seem to think is true is that the tokens are probably in knot holes in trees....As far as the location, I have no idea. I can go back to the park if you want me to check on a theory you may have.

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    Thank you for responding to my e-mail. I thought this sounds like an interesting place for a week-end visit but I wanted to wait until we have a little warmer weather. I really don't have a specific place in mind so I probably will just wander. Thanks again. Carol

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