Byrnes find elusive Bullhead Days medallion

Jay Schneider,

David and Chris Byrne of Waterville were the finders of the Waterville Bullhead Days medallion, which was hidden by a tree near the parking area at the Lagoon Park. (Jay Schneider photo)

After searching for more than 10 years, David Byrne and his son Chris have finally achieved their goal of locating the Waterville Bullhead Days medallion.

“We have been doing this for at least 10 years,” David said. Chris was just a little kid (when we started looking).”

It has been a family affair throughout the years, with many family members, including David’s parents, have searched in past years only to come up empty.

And it hasn’t been because they have been in the general vicinity.

“I remembered the one year it was on the trail and we walked around that thing but just didn’t see it,” David said. “When it was at the bleachers by the school we were right next to it.”

The drought ended approximately 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11 after they read the fourth clue. Clues were revealed at 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.Saturday, 1 p.m. Saturday, and then 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The final clue was set to be shown Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

The Byrnes checked out the first clue but never returned to view the second...

To see more on this story pick up the June 16, 2022 print edition of the LifeEnterprise. 



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