Tell City Sesquicentennial

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By The Staff

History-based treasure hunt begins

TELL CITY - The Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee and local merchants are sponsoring a historical treasure hunt that kicks off today.

A specially marked wooden nickel has been hidden in Tell City.

Three clues will be given in The Perry County News and the person finding the token will win a special prize.

The first contest is sponsored by Roland's Jewelry. The prize is a ladies or gentleman's Eco-Drive Citizen watch with a retail value of more than $200.

Readers can find the answer to the clues in the Tell City-Perry County Public Library, Tell City Historical Society, the newly released Tell City 150-year pictorial book or by talking with our history-minded citizens. When the first token is found, another one will be hidden. Tokens will be located on public or city property.

Clue One: The token is in the area where a local Tell City doctor owned a business with his family.

This doctor was returning from England after the mysterious death of his second wife when he met his fate. He booked a passage on the Titanic. Never again did he see Tell City.

Clue Two: The lions in City Hall Park today used to be located here. The token is close by.

Clue Three: The token is not buried and it is not in view. Duct tape works wonders.

The lucky person finding the token should call Mark Laflin at 548-0778 to verify its location. Watch for additional treasure hunts.