#PickletheTown Scavenger Hunt

Even though it is cold outside, there are still many Pickle Stops to discover! Here are the remaining clues and some fun pickle photographs from our archive.

1) How many pickles could a pickle promoter, promote if a pickle promoter could promote pickles? Solve this clue and find multiple pickles where history happens.

2) Is it too wild to suggest a sweet pickle macaroon?

3) Sushi boats and signature cocktails? Sake it to me!

4)Used to be a blacksmith shop around here, but this restaurant is a fine place for some baby pickles on your meat and cheese board.

5) Good luck keeping your mind on the prize when you’re surrounded by this many sweet diversions. But don’t let your search fizzle out, there’s a pickle here!

6)We can think of worse places to search forever for a pickle.

7) "Top o’ the morning!” is a fine time to search for a pickle here!

8)Not sure if the object of your quest is in our Trophy Room, but it’s as good a place to start looking as any.

9) We're the GENUINE DILL -- five-star treatment for your hair, nails, face and body. And we're the KOSHER DILL -- a MIX of science and art to give custom beauty results. You'll be PICKLED pink! Plus we provide wedding services -- and not to forget PETER PIPER -- men's services, too. So stop by, we'll PRESERVE a place for you.

10)A Chicago Great Western Train once ran through my doors.

11) Being around for 115 years it has gone by many names such as Anderson’s, but today in this 57 year old building it is the best place to look for a pickle is at the bottom of the kitchen sink!

12)Pickles usually seem more like summer grub than the center plate of a holiday feast, but in STC this year they are both where you find the very best ingredients for a savory and succulent hometown holiday adventure!”

13) Stop by this pickle stop to learn how to pickle and preserve, how to cook with and how to grow pickles! Our hidden pickle is behind glass, but not in a jar!

14) This building with gorgeous river views has all the recreational offerings for you. Award winning parks and facilities are on display, take a selfie with the pickle and be on your way.

15) Find a place that uses the natural energy of crystals to help you on your #PickleTheTown journey.

16)Oh fudge! This place is so new no one will suspect it of having a pickle.

17) Everyone knows a proper Bloody Mary includes a pickle, right Abby?

18) A pickle can be found at the building designed by the architect that was inspired by spiders.

19) Maybe their motto out to be “It’s what you’re searching for tonight”?

20) Brush in hand, what inspires you more – the pickle or the Pinot?

21) If you’re heading South for dinner, we’re the first on First!

22) Ask for “Gherkin Green” for your next manicure here and all your friends will be agape!

23) Overdo the bread and butter pickle chips last night? Get your chic on here before you head to the gym!

24) Here’s just the place to supplement your caffeine-free pickle, don’t look east of the river, we’re on the west side now!

25)"Here we are known for doing 'custom-made' work.  Each day we dig out tiny caves and store gold or silver in them.  We do everything from building bridges to making crowns.  Sooner or later everybody needs our help, but most are afraid to let us help them."

26) Somewhere near Colonial you'll pass a tin cup, And therein lies the treasure.     

27) Between yoga shaping & teens a-vaping, Is style that's beyond measure.                             

28) It's part of our history and in our name, But a beard is not required.                                      

29)Our Foosball table is ready to be played, K-cups to get you wired.                                          

30) You can sit to play a game of war, On a space that's eight-by-eight.                                      

31) In the dungeon beneath the castle's floor, The pickle lies in wait.

32) Don’t fret, this is where you might hear a tune as your next clue!

33)If you're planning for the future or need help preparing for the unexpected, this gentleman's name is the place to go.

33) “Whether you live in a Cape cod, Two story, Ranch or Victorian, this company can help you improve or update it!” 

34) We’re your one stop shop for all of your pickle printing needs.

35)Before the Arcada I was the only place in town that hosted plays and more.

36) Find the Red, White, and Blue on Avenue Two.

37) Rumor has it this was originally going to be called the Tin Pickle Theater. No, seriously!

38) Find this pickle where the Railway Express office used to be located.

39) Now find the freight elevator in the Railway Express building.

40) How does it go? “Knit one, pickle two?”

41) This USED to be a bestseller by Sandra Dallas.

42)Everybody’s favorite emoji is the “dancing pickle”. Stop by here and learn how to pickle dance properly!

43) The last place you’d look for a pickle is in a cupcake, right? Wrong!

44) Size Does Matter

45) Follow your nose to somewhere full of eclectic garden choices. You’ll find the object of your desire amidst the Flowers there.

46) Wok n’ Find your lucky pickle here

47) A great place to search for a pickle along the river calls upon Ira Minard and Reed Ferson for inspiration for their name.

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Since 1834 St. Charles has been the Pride of the Fox Valley. Through exhibits, educational programs, articles, and social media the St. Charles History Museum strives to share the important stories and fun facts about St. Charles' rich history with residents and visitors alike.

Over the last two years the St. Charles History Museum has been on a mission to become a better member of the community. In January of 2015 the St. Charles Heritage Center (St. Charles History Museum), a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization, embarked on an ambitious capital project that is essential in furthering its mission to collect, preserve, and present the history through its permanent exhibit and ability to present educational programming.

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The Wild Rose Bell

The Wild Rose Bell

Sitting just out side the St. Charles History Museum is a ship bell that might seem a little out of place for the Fox River Valley. Donated to the Museum by Thomas E. Rosensteel and Nuala McKiernan Rosensteel from the Wild Rose Farm property, the bell has a unique history which started on the trade routes of the Mississippi, passed through Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and finally ended on the front patio of our Museum.

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We've recently added a bunch of new items to our Gift Shop.  Whether you're a long time resident or new to town, check out these great St Charles gifts!

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Our new items are available at great prices! Coffee mugs are $10, The Who shirts are $20, History Happens Here t-shirts are $15, the handmade scarves are $15, handmade double stitched tote bags are $25, handmade uniquely designed doll dresses are $20, and jewelry ranges from $5 to $40.

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The St. Charles community has a long and proud history of military service. From the Revolutionary War onward, members of our community have dedicated themselves to protecting and fighting for our country.

In honor of that service, we've put together a gallery of photographs from the archives to celebrate and remember the veterans of our community.

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It's time once again for a round up of our ongoing online exhibit 100 Days, 100 Artifacts, an exploration of St. Charles History through artifacts. Today we'll take a look at the history of the St. Charles Fire Department, peek at what Main Street used to look like, get a glimpse at life in Dunham Castle,  and celebrate the anniversary of a long standing and iconic St. Charles business.