A site dedicated to the St. Paul Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt
The Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt is a community event and a
St. Paul Winter Carnival tradition dating back to 1952. The Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt was conceived by
Daniel Ridder, then publisher of the Pioneer Press, when he decided to hide a small treasure chest and print
daily clues to its whereabouts in the newspaper. The treasure hunt became an immediate success and that strong
following continues yet today. It is a social event that brings together people from all walks of life for a
common goal - to decipher the clues and find the treasure.