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There'll be six gold-colored bottles hidden in Oregon in next six days to honor 50th anniversary of Bottle Bill.

COURTESY PHOTO - Six gold-colored bottles are hidden in Oregon. Search for them, maybe find them, keep them and you also get $500 for a charity as part of the Hidden Bottle Hunt.To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Oregon's Bottle Bill, the folks at Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative and Bottle Drop have hid some bottles from you, literally.

The Hidden Bottle Hunt started Wednesday, July 7. Six commemorative, gold-colored bottles have been hidden throughout the state of Oregon, with one clue to the location of one bottle rolled out each day through July 11. The first clue for Wednesday:

"To find the treasured bottle here

You must give it your all

Follow the flow from all sources

Be watched by Tsagaglalal

Hear echos of languages lost

Down past where Wyam would fall

There may be calmer waters now

But once, a people stood tall."

The clues will be posted on the Bottle Drop website,

The Bottle Bill, the first of its kind in the United States, was signed July 2, 1971 by Gov. Tom McCall. It allows citizens to return cans and bottles for money.

"There's no better way to celebrate the Bottle Bill's 50th birthday than to engage Oregonians in a fun outdoor activity that features the special places it helps keep litter free," said Eric Chambers, external relations director for OBRC.

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