Mrs. O’leary’s Cow—As the story and myth goes, the Chicago Fire of 1871 was blamed on a woman named Catherine O’Leary who was said to be milking her cow when the cow kicked over a lantern, igniting the barn and starting the fire that would destroy nearly all of Chicago.
Chicago Festival West’s Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow Medallion Treasure Hunt is part of the Chicago Fest West festival held each year at Riverview Park in Mesa. This year’s festivities will be held on April 30th, 2023 on the Riverview Complex just north of Mesa Riverview Lake 2100 W Rio Salado Parkway 85201 enter off of Cubs Way. Each year the community hides Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow Medallion and challenges the treasure seekers to Find the Hidden Medallion and Win the grand prize of about $1000 in gifts and money.
The Medallion is hidden somewhere in Mesa. Clues will be published regularly until the Medallion is found by some lucky person. The Medallion is approximately 4” in diameter and is gold in color. See attached. This Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow Medallion Scavenger Hunt is part of our Chicago Fest West festival.