top of page

Go your own way...

Who knew that the object of Twain's attention would be something so sought after, so controversial, that it would lead to countless internet battles.


Let's start's with an excerpt from Verse 7:

Running north, but first across In jewel's direction Is an object Of Twain's attention

"object". It's vague. It could be anything, right? We can only assume that was intentional. Not only is Twain one of the more prolific writers in American history, he literally left his mark (no pun intended) all over California, never mind just San Francisco.


I'm always looking for determinism in puzzles. How can we narrow it down in a deterministic way? Fenix would suggest going definitional: what is an "object of someone's attention"? Consensus there is a job or a hobby. Before you run screaming to Aquatic Park, let's look at the painting (affectionately known as Image 1).


Hypothesis: The vagueness of the line, will be resolved by confirmation in the painting.


There are a number of supposed verse/painting confirmations in the casques that have been found. I won't get into the weeds with those details here.


We can argue about macro clues and micro clues in the painting, but one thing that we can't (or maybe better to say -- shouldn't) argue about is that the Presidio and part of the Golden Gate bridge is in her hair line.


allow JJP a little artistic license

Yes, the Presidio tells us San Francisco, but perhaps it's telling us more. At that spot where the Presidio turns into the Golden Gate Bridge, you'll find Fort Point. At Fort Point, you'll find a plaque with a quote from a famous San Francisco news reporter.


Was it there in 1980? The jury is still out. I'm constantly scanning youtube and facebook groups to try to find anything relevant from our most coveted time period.


The conclusion that you should absolutely not draw from this, is that the casque is in the Presidio. It's not. The Presidio was an active US Army base in the 1970s-1980s. Do not even consider digging there. That's my PSA for today.


Clues often fit into puzzles in ways that we might not naturally expect. That's why they're so puzzling. This clue is directional. It boils down to something like: wherever you are, head in the direction of the object of Twain's attention to find the casque. Until we can determine the correct object, we're going in the wrong way.




788 views5 comments

Recent Posts

See All

5 Comments


The conclusion that you should absolutely not draw from this, is that the casque is in the Presidio. It's not. The Presidio was an active US Army base in the 1970s-1980s. Do not even consider digging there. That's my PSA for today.

The Presidio, maybe, but not Fort Point. It was already opened to the public in the 60s, and Fort Point National Historic Site was officially created in 1970, see [1] and especially [2]. I don't know exactly when it became administrated by the NPS, but it was already the case in 1972 when the Golden Gate National Recreation Area was created.


[1] https://www.nps.gov/fopo/learn/historyculture/index.htm

[2] https://www.nps.gov/fopo/learn/historyculture/upload/SentryatGoldenGate%20for%20web.doc


Like

AX HZ
AX HZ
Aug 03, 2021
Like
woodford
woodford
Aug 03, 2021
Replying to

awesome, thank you for sharing that!

Like

Mike Mendoza
Mike Mendoza
Jun 22, 2021

Hello,

I would agree that the front or forehead of the person in the image represents the Presidio outline, definitely a clear clue to a location in San Francisco. The placement of this clue can also represent a nod to the beginning of the verse and what kind of door we seek. The image gives us a person with a straight view or front view, or forepart. The clue we see is within the forehead (front) a synonym facade, coupled with the verse "stone wall's door" door's can be front, side and back, but for this case from the layered clue we will go with front. Doors are attached to buildings or structures and from what the verse giv…


Like

Fenix
Fenix
Aug 28, 2020

What directionally was he referring to? Something as simple as passing through Marx Meadow on your way to The Goddess or do you actually need to step towards the object of attention? If the former, step is likely not an action. This is all second hand news but hey dreams don’t stop.

Like
bottom of page