Chapter 2 - Off to the Library
“What’s it for?” asked Kitty. She watched Bob tinker with the old camera he had pulled from the wood and leather box.
“I don’t know,” said Bob. “I don’t get it. Any of it.”
“And the letter?”
“It’s cryptic,” said Bob. “But that’s just like Walter.”
“And it’s just like you to be out chasing treasures, Bob. Walter knew you so well.” Kitty grabbed the letter and gave it a quick read.
So you found it, you devil! I knew you would, kiddo. I planned this adventure just for you. Here are a few items to help you along the way. The nugget’s real! It’s from an old ’49er. Consider it the start of the Hunt of a Lifetime. Get out, Bob. Explore town. Learn. Have fun and don’t let the camera shop consume you.
And remember, the Trail lives on!
Take care, kid.
“You’re right, Bob” said Kitty. “It does sound like Walter. What about the map?”
“It’s of Kearney. But there’s nothing conspicuous about it. Nowhere to start or anything too useful.”
On the table were a dozen old photographs, a gold nugget the size of an acorn, the broken camera, the letter from Walter, and a partially completed manuscript.
“It looks like Walter started writing a book,” said Bob. “But all he finished were the names of ten chapters. There’s no text, no notes, just blank pages for each chapter. It’s strange.”
“It’s Walter,” they said together.
Bob began to read the chapters aloud to Kitty. “Chapter 1: Can the Floorboards Hold a Secret? Chapter 2: Off to the Library.”
Bob paused. Kitty could tell a lightbulb went off in his head. He drew an X on the map and rolled it up. He tucked the items back in the small chest and sprung for the back door, old box in hand.
“Where are you off to, Bob?”
“I’m off to the library!”
Walter wants Bob to get out, explore town, and learn. Your mission for this chapter is to do the same. Start at the Kearney App sign located along the walking trail that passes by Meadowlark Dental Associates. A clue will be posted there that will direct you to the general location of the Treasure Tokens and Bonus Tokens hidden for this chapter.
If you uncover a Nebraska Treasure Hunt token, keep it. Redeem treasure tokens Here. Redeem bonus tokens for Points by clicking “Rewards” in your Kearney App and then “Earn Points.” Read policies for possible hiding locations before starting your hunt.
One new treasure token has been hidden somewhere in Kearney that is redeemable for a Keruig coffee maker compliments of Meadowlark Dental Associates. The first person to possess the token is entitled to redeem it. 5 new bonus tokens have also been hidden that are redeemable in Kearney App Rewards for 200 Points each. Each can be redeemed only one time for Points. While at the sign, you will learn about another opportunity to earn 25 additional Nebraska Treasure Hunt Points.
The Treasure Token is hidden on public ground that can be reached easily by foot. The general location of the treasure token is a “Place of Interest” under “Places” within the Kearney App.