Too perfect: Mary Rossing finds the DJJD horseshoe

Mary RossingI stopped by Present Perfect this afternoon to take a photo of proprietor Mary Rossing (click to enlarge) who, according to this announcement on the Northfield News web site…

… found the Jesse James horseshoe this morning, just before 7 a.m. The prized shoe was magnetized and hanging on the back of an air conditioning unit at the public library on Washington Street, one of the key clues. Rossing said she was out of town until Tuesday and thought for sure her chances of finding the prize were slim. Nonetheless, on Wednesday and Thursday morning, she was out and about diligently looking.  But it wasn’t until Friday morning at 6:40 a.m., when hunt organizer Franklin Lee read the fifth clue on KYMN that Rossing knew for sure.  By 6:41 a.m., she was at the library. Rossing has a registered button and says she plans to donate a portion of the $1,000 bounty she won to the Friends of the Library.

See all the clues on the Defeat of Jesse James Days’ horseshoe hunt page. And see the site of the Friends of the Northfield of the Public Library, the lucky recipient of Mary’s generosity.


  1. Ross Currier said:


    I hope you were wearing your bright red cowboy boots when you found the horseshoe.



    September 1, 2007
  2. Mary Rossing said:

    Thanks Ross. I wasn’t wearing my red ones then, but I have a few colors to choose from for the weekend…we could play “predict what color boots Mary will wear each night of DJJD”…Wednesday was white, Thursday I’m thinking basic brown, but Friday and Saturday are up for grabs. See you downtown!

    September 6, 2007

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