Posts Tagged: Trivia Tuesday

Question: Jean Shepherd’s book “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash”, which “A Christmas Story” is based on, is a collection of semi-autobiographical short stories that Shepherd wrote for what magazine during the 1960s? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Answer:  Playboy Magazine. For more fun facts about “A Christmas Story” click here: http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/index.php/a-christmas-story-movie-facts/trivia/

Question: What year did Bob Hope begin the tradition of entertaining the troops during the Christmas season? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Answer: Bob began what was to become a Christmas custom in 1948. He, with wife Dolores, went to Germany at the request of then Secretary of the Air

Question: What year did the Tiffin Lions Club start making and selling popcorn balls during the holidays? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Answer: In 1956. Last year, in 2012, the group calculated that they had passed the 3 million mark of number of popcorn balls they had made since

Question: Ohio is home to the Smolen-Gulf Bridge which boasts both a state and national distinction (or record). What is it? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Answer: The Smolen–Gulf Bridge is a covered bridge which carries State Road (Ashtabula County Road 25) across the Ashtabula River at the Plymouth and Ashtabula Township

Question: When did the Seneca Indians come to live in this part of the state? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Answer: The Ohio Senecas came to live along the Sandusky River after the American Revolution. They relinquished most of their lands in Ohio with the signing of the Treaty

Question: When the famous Battle of Lake Erie was finally over, how did Tiffin factor into this decisive naval victory? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Answer: In September, 1813, General William Henry Harrison received word of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory while at Fort Ball. This appeared in Harper’s Monthly Magazine

Question: Where was this school located and what year was it demolished? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Answer: The Union School was located at the corner of Monroe and Union Streets and was built in 1856 and demolished in 1958.

Question: What connection does Attica, OH have to the state of New York? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Answer: In 1831, one of Attica’s early settlers Ezra Gilbert was made the first Postmaster and named the post office Attica after his former home in New York State. In addition, the township

Question: What is the longest word that can be made from the letters in Tiffin and Ohio? ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Answer: Finfoot (using seven letters). Definition: any aquatic bird of the tropical and subtropical family Heliornithidae, having broadly lobed toes, a long slender head and neck, and pale brown plumage.

Question: What unusual offer did Annie Oakley make to President McKinley in 1898 that was refused? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Answer: As the Spanish-American War loomed in April of 1898, celebrity sharpshooter Annie Oakley – a Buffalo Bill performer so famous that she was essentially the world’s first

Question: How many places in Seneca County are identified as a “census designated place” (CDPs) by the United States Census Bureau, meaning that they resemble a city, town or village but lack their own government? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ Answer: Bascom, Flat Rock, Fort Seneca, Kansas, *McCutchenville, Melmore, and

Question: This man-made millionaire once worked as a janitor for St. Mary Church. Who was he and what impact did he have on the City of Tiffin? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Answer: Thomas Connor. He was the first citizen to establish a beneficent trust fund for Tiffin.

Question: Who is this woman and what significant (and impressive) role did she play in the history of our city and state? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Answer: Nettie Cronise Lutes was the first woman lawyer in Tiffin and the first to be admitted to the Ohio bar. She became

Question: By all accounts, who is considered Tiffin’s first millionaire? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Answer: Rezin W. Shawhan. Read more about this fascinating person who played a major role in Tiffin’s early history and economic development.