Throwback Thursday--Searching for Snoopy in St Paul Minnesota

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Real Estate Agent with Boardman Realty Minnesota License#90858
 

Spring is in the air and this week was the baseball season opener. So Snoopy in his Paul Molitor #4 Twin's Uniform is the perfect throwback Thursday photo for this week. 

My family joined with thousands of other Minnesotans back in 2000 search for Snoopy. But the fun didn't end there. A parade of Peanuts Characters followed for five straight years. After we searched for Snoopy throughout the city of St. Paul, in the spring in 2001, we all tried finding Charlie Brown around town. During subsequent summers, we looked for Lucy and then Linus in Ramsey County parks, on street corners and even at the Minnesota State Fair. The Peanuts parade ended in 2004 whenTwin Citians asked, “Where’s Woodstock?”.  That summer we searched for Snoopy and his little yellow friend on decorated doghouses. The statues were auctioned off and the funds used to commission permanent bronze statues that have been installed in downtown St. Paul. 

While the searches have ended over a decade ago, these treasures can still be found throughout the city. Every time I stop at the Shoreview community center, I am greeted by Linus with a brightly colored beach ball.  And when I have to visit St. John's hospital in Maplewood, there's Lucy to greet me at the entrance. While some are in private collections, many are still on display. Check out more sightings of the Peanuts gang on a Facebook page dedicated to these iconic treasures.

Now I spend much more time searching for a perfect homes for buyers than Snoopy's but I do enjoy seeing a Peanuts statute pop up during my travels. It brings back great family memories.
 
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Teri Eckholm. REALTOR with Boardman Realty, is a native Minnesotan who has lived and worked in the Minneapolis St Paul metro all of her life. She specializes in lakeshore homes, acreage properties and first time home buyers but assists anyone making a move in the north and east Twin Cities metro.

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Shuchi Agrawal
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Great post.  Trying to find the Peanuts sounds like it's a lot of fun - wish we had something like this around our town.  Good luck with your business and Peanut sightings.  

Apr 09, 2015 12:55 PM #1
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I always have loved the peanuts characters. now baseball umm thats another story lol

Apr 09, 2015 12:55 PM #2
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That's a cute way for the town to get folks out and about.  Very clever!

Apr 09, 2015 01:39 PM #3
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Teri Eckholm , That was a great idea to have the snoopy characters around town for people to find.

Apr 09, 2015 01:44 PM #4
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Sounds like a lot of fun Teri, and it is nice that there is a lasting bronze statue to commemorate the events.

Apr 09, 2015 03:54 PM #5
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Teri Eckholm
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Shuchi--This was officially "around town" 15 years ago. But so many of the statues were purchased and put on public display, we can still enjoy them.

Apr 10, 2015 01:34 AM #6
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Teri Eckholm
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David--My youngest was (and is) a big baseball fan. :)

Apr 10, 2015 01:35 AM #7
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Teri Eckholm
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Evelyn--Like I told Shuchi above, this was officially around St Paul 2000-2004 but many businesses still have them on display so there are many unofficial sighting's.

Apr 10, 2015 01:36 AM #8
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Teri Eckholm
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Larry--Yes it was a very fun adventure! We never did locate them all, even with a map!

Apr 10, 2015 01:37 AM #9
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Teri Eckholm
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Bob--There are several bronze statues of all the most beloved characters in downtown St. Paul. St Paul was Charles Schultz's hometown.

Apr 10, 2015 01:38 AM #10
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Teri I didn't know anything about this very cool search.  I can see you both kids and adults could have a blast over the years searching for all these characters. Great memories!

Apr 10, 2015 02:07 AM #11
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Teri Eckholm
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Thanks Anna! Yes it was fun and still fun to run into the statues years later. Little ones love seeing Linus at the Shoreview Community Center. We  go to the gym there and every day I see a few kids run up to the cute statute and give it a hug!

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Searching for Snoopy would rank right up there with the best of treasure hunts if you ask me!

Apr 10, 2015 07:34 AM #13
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Teri Eckholm
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Myrl--It kind of was one of our favorite adventures of my boys when they were young. Great family memories without having to go on vacation. :)

Apr 10, 2015 12:18 PM #14
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Thanks for sharing your memories and your photograph.

Apr 11, 2015 06:56 AM #15
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Teri Eckholm
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You are welcome Roy!

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