Clemens Bauer, 76 years old, posed with a bouquet of wild hyacinths on May 18, 1940. The wildflowers are rare in this state and Bauer wouldn't reveal where he found them. He would only say that they grew in a swamp region near Fife. They were in bloom about two weeks earlier than usual. Mr. Bauer was the proprietor of the Butler Hotel, 824 A St., for 35 years .