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    he was found in MO. George Washington Carver National Park.
    Go to Treasures Trove site to find out about it.
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    WOW is this true? i thought I had a great solution to where he was guess I was wrong glad I didn't have someone go where I wanted but I was so sure I had figured it out.

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    I don't know about this one. I've looked at what was posted in the ATT forum, and I admit I'm a little hesitant to believe it. It's not quite as obviously false as some others, but something about the solution given doesn't sit right with me. Time will tell.

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    A great big congrats to the finders....way to go!!! I guess old Rus wasnt in Yellowstone as I had thought for quite some time...trying to get a more precise location.
    .........time to add a DAR ring to my collection.........





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    Just doing a little research-

    It is some 280 miles from St. Louis to Diamond, according to MapQuest.
    Getting there in 2 hours would take a very nice car...

    George Washington Carver National Monument is just that, a monument, not a National Park.

    Here is a map of the area.

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    I hope that this isn't a false claim to finding the token. But if it isn't then a big congrats go out to the finders. Can't wait for the info and photos.

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    I just read the post by seekingtreasure on the ATT site. It's mentioned that the tan and light brown squares were key to understanding the clues.

    Just to make an observation - I looked through the book highlighting apostrophes, and came across an unusual one on page 40. It's in the last paragraph and in the phrase '... the tiny fairy's head'. The font of that apostrophe differs from the font of neighboring apostrophes. The passage is a reference to the sock on the fairy's head on page 41, which has - tan and light brown squares!

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    Wow, MP Powers, I must have read over that passage a hundred times and never noticed that weird apostrophe! Or if I did I skipped over it.

    I'm mystified about the fairy solve they used. According to the post, they counted the fairies' fingers with the fairies' colors on p. 44. According to the post, the solve was "G W A S N P". Or maybe "G W C N P"?

    I know MS gave an initial for part of the name in "J Baird SP", but the whole name this time in 5 or 6 initials?! I guess so, but if I saw this string of letters come out, I would have seen just gobbledy-goop, certainl not a park.

    How did Clue 4 fit into their solve, I wonder? Did they use the 18 X 18 grid?

    When I see more details of the solution I will understand it (and probably be really jealous, because I didn't even think of looking at the fairies).

    Anyway, the post on ATT looks sincere enough.

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    the light brown and little tan rectangles socks was zac's favorite>I the solution book someone ask MS about this it was supposed to say little tan squares

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    I suppose that Rusful has been found. My congratulations to the finders.

    The odd 'GWANP' without the C (from the Kooten's sock hat, perhaps?) would never have been recognised by a majority of us as having any meaning beyond a superficial resemblance to George Washington NP, and would have been discarded. I know I would have ignored it, personally.

    I like that pointing apostrophe on page 40, too. Very subtle. I remember many moons ago that somebody wondered if the cracker on page 41 might be pointing to page 40.

    Mr. Stadther has so far resisted the cuteness of placing a token somewhere (in this case, Diamond, MO), then building a thematic clue around it. Seekingtreasure's hurried explanation sorta makes sense, except one thing---I've always assumed that clue 5 was solvable from the beginning and the subsequent clues 6,7 and 8 were meant to help. If the letters and punctuation didn't mean anything, then clues 6,7, and 8 were non-clues. Seekingtreasure says the solution was based on the tan and brown squares only (by color). Maybe he means to add that the letters on those squares were used as well.

    I had fiddled with the fairy fingers on page 44, too, but only got garbage. I'll have to go back and look again.

    It'll be a long time waiting for the Booger Book to come out. I wonder if there are any more sleeping tokens?

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