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The Golden Spike is hidden within the city limits of Watertown.

Please do not damage any property trying to find the Golden Spike.

Do not look on private property.

Clues will be posted each day on the Rails to Trails website, Facebook page, and Instagram at 9:00 am each day beginning on Monday, July 24th.

The use of metal detectors is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification.

If you find the Golden Spike, bring it to City Hall during business hours or call (952) 221-9586 to make arrangements for verification.

The person who finds the Golden Spike will receive a $200 cash prize sponsored by the Watertown Lions Club.

Clues can be found online at:




Monday, July 24, 2023 ~ Clue #1

Signs, signs, everywhere signs

Watertown has signs which

Direct you, Inform you,

And even Warn you.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 ~ Clue #2

Some warnings don’t have signs

Watch out for seniors,

Look for a dead end street

And be careful on the curve ahead

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 ~ Clue #3

If you are tired of finding the Spike

Take a rest on one of the benches

And look out over the Crow River

Where Little Crow was suppose to fish


Thursday, July 27, 2023 ~ Clue #4

To insure that you find the Spike

Go ahead and park your vehicle

There are plenty of places to eat

But no horsing around allowed

Friday, July 28, 2023 ~ Clue #5


Clue #5 will be posted here, on Instagram, and on Facebook at 9:00am on Friday, July 28th!

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