Wonderful Land of Oz Series  LbNA # 10558

OwnerLeapin' Lizards    
Placed DateAug 21 2004
CountyMystery
Location???, WI
Boxes12
Found By???
Last UpdateMay 1 2010

Clues

These boxes are good to go...some areas get wet after heavy rains. 5/2/09


The world premiere of The Wizard of Oz was at the Strand Theater on August 12, 1939 in this town. This series is to commemorate one of the greatest movies of all time. To solve the clues, you will need to obtain information from both the movie and the many books written by L. Frank Baum.

More boxes will be placed, but we will start with the first three.

Box #1
Dorothy and the Witch

Head to the park that shares its name with the president who was in office the year The Wizard of Oz was released. Begin your journey at the far end of the parking lot of Area (Question 1)______.

Stand underneath the shelter with the (2)______________ colored roof. Spot the (3)_____________ lamp post.

From here walk(4)______________________toward the (5)___________________
Take the path…lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Walk a short distance until you’re out of the woods, you’re out of the dark, you’re out of the night. Step into the sun, step into the light. Now walk past a corridor of (6)_______ Winkies standing guard, until the last guard stands in the middle of your path. About (7)_______ paces into the woods you’ll see what could be the Witch’s throne—a gnarled five-fingered tree. At its base under the bent thumb and behind a chunk of concrete you’ll find Dorothy awaiting her rescue.

1. How many horns does Mombi’s cow have?
2. ______________________ City
3. Color of Dorothy’s slippers in the original book.
4. Quadlings are from the Land of the ______________.
5. Gugu lives here.
6. Number of marching Winkie Gaurds at the castle in
the scene before the Scarecrow “has a plan”.
7. Dorothy’s age in the original script + the number
of times Tin Man makes steam come out of his funnel.

Box #2
The Tin Woodsman
From where you rescued Dorothy turn to face a blue tower containing what the Wicked Witch fears most. There’s a (1)________________path. Follow that with the parking lot behind you. Not too far ahead, look to the left to see a clearing between two forests. At the end, spot a (2)_______________ (3)___________________ Go to this, then turn and face the direction you came. Walk a few steps while keeping an eye out for a path on the left. Follow the path as it turns and parallels a small ravine. Notice all the debris—the Tin Woodsman must have been working here. Continue straight on the path until you say to yourself, “Now which way do we go?” Then from somewhere behind you, you hear a squeaky moan. The Tin Woodsman? Retrace you steps (4)___________paces. Step over an old cut birch log and onto a faint path towards the ravine. When you come to the ravine, look (5)_________________ to find a piece of “clinking, clanking, clattering, caliginous junk.

1. Miss Gulch’s vehicle.
2. Color of brick road.
3. Wicked Witch repellant.
4. The number of Majors in The Land of Oz’s Army.
5. The direction in which Scarecrow first directs Dorothy.

Box #3
The Cowardly Lion

Exit the woods and return to Miss Gulch’s highway, still heading away from the parking lot. You’ll arrive at (1)___________ munchkin-height posts. Follow the grass path on the side with five. At the fork with the tree in the center go (2)_____________

Follow the path around. In a while you’ll spot (3)________ (4)_____________ towers to your left. Line yourself up with the twin (5)_________________ lines and walk (6)______ paces. There is a opening into the woods on your left. Muster up some courage and walk approximately (7)___________ paces. You’ll find the Cowardly Lion hiding under a rock and a large piece of bark.


1. The last digit in the year Ozma of Oz was first
published.
2. Which hand does Hunk the farmhand get smashed in
the wagon?
3. Number of bows Dorothy wears in her hair before
reaching the Emerald City.
4. The color of the river running through Munchkinland.
5. “I am the great and ____________ful Wizard of Oz.
6. Number of pieces in The Royal Band of Bunnybury x2
+ the number of times Tin Man strikes the tower
door with his axe to rescue Dorothy.
7. Number of writers who worked on the movie script +
number of horses that pull the carriage in
Munchkinland.

Boxes 4 and 5 are at a different location than the first 3 boxes. Planted 5/2/09

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.
Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me.
Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?
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Box #4
Haunted Forest

Dorothy and Toto passed the red bathroom and took the small path into the woods. After some time, she came to an intersection. She chose to go left and walked the path deeper into the woods. She could see the water on her left. She ignored the trail heading uphill on her right and from there took 37 paces. She stopped in front of a gnarled tangle of old fallen and twisted trees. She heard her stomach growl. “If only these were apple trees,” she thought. Perhaps she might find some. She followed the length of the fallen tree to her right at a heading of 140 degrees walking to a 12 foot stump. She then walked around to the other side of the stump. Through the brush, about 30 feet in front of her she spotted a rusty piece of farm equipment. She heard a noise. Dorothy turned around quickly. “Who said that?” she asked. To find what Dorothy heard, walk back around to the other side of the 12 foot stump and carefully search the base. Please rehide correctly.

Box #5
And Toto Too!
Dorothy returned to the main path and walked back to the trail going uphill. Toto began to run ahead. “Toto, come back!”, she called. She followed the little black dog as he ran back past where they had first entered the woods. He race on a trail heading northwest. She caught up with him at the north end of a pile of stones where he stood barking at a red brick.

More to come!