|This building stands in Lowell's Old Downtown District. Photo circa early 1900's. |
Question: -- What business is in the same building (remodeled) at the present time?
No. 1 -- When the village of Creston was founded when the Monon Railroad was built in the early 1880's, there was a pioneer community a short ride to the east. What was the name of that community?
No. 2 -- During what year did the town of Lowell celebrate its Centennial? (a) 1812; (b) 1941; (c) 1952; (d) 1976.
No. 3 -- In the early 1900's an ornate horse tank stood in front of a business building in Lowell's Downtown District; name the present business where it once stood: (a) Hawkeyes Restaurant; (b) Nelly Jayne's Café; (c) Leep Plumbing (old Palo Theatre); (d) Dr. Bacon Mansion.
No. 4 -- Melvin Halsted's first grist mill was on the present site of which of the following; (a) Tish's Antiques; (b) Midtown Hardware; (c) Leep Plumbing (old Palo Theatre); (d) Dr. Bacon Mansion.
No. 5 -- Before our present two water towers were constructed, where was Lowell's water supply stored?
No. 6 -- When did several blocks of frame business houses burn in Downtown Lowell? (a) 1878; (b) 1898; (c) 1852; (d) 1976.
No. 7 -- Commercial Ave. was a dirt road, then stone, then tar. When was it paved with concrete? (a) 1910; (b) 1934; (c) 1928; (d) 1918.
No. 8 -- On what corner was the 1870 Lowell Methodist Church built? (a) Northwest corner of Main and Mills Streets; (b) Northwest corner of Main and Burnham Streets; (c) Southeast corner of Clark and Jefferson Streets.
No. 9 -- What was the name of the pioneers whose cabin was at the site of our present Post Office? (a) Halsted; (b) Clark; (c) Nichols; (d) Driscoll; (e) Thorn.
No. 10 -- Where is the site of the 1850 Melvin Halsted House (Museum)? corner of (a) Mill and Commercial; (b) Washington and Halsted Streets; (c) Main and Halsted Streets; (d) Fremont and Commercial.
No. 11 -- When was the Lowell Tribune newspaper founded? (a) 1952; (b) 1885; (c) 1898; (d) 1834.
No. 12 -- During what year was the original frame Lowell Depot demolished during a train wreck? (a) 1905; (b) 1918; (c) 1892; (d) 1852; (e) 1976.
No. 13 -- When the Old Timer was a youngster in the 1920's where did the children go for a swim? (a) public pool on the Square; (b) Old school on Main Street; (c) North and South Swimming Holes; (d) Legion Hall.
No. 14 -- In its earlier days Lake DaleCarlia was often called by another name. Pick one -- (a) Lake Ida; (b) Wonder Lake; (c) Evergreen Lake; (d) Lake Pine; (e) Foley Mill Pond.
No. 15 -- Where was the little clubhouse for the Castlebrook Golf Course? -- Near (a) Legion Hall; (b) South on Joe Martin Road; (c) Evergreen Park; (d) Veterans of Foreign Wars; (e) Oakland Park.
No. 16 -- Lowell's present town hall was formerly the (a) YMCA; (b) Grange Hall; (c) Lowell Library; (d) Colfax Lodge; (e) Flea Market.
No. 17 -- The west part of the Post 101 American Legion building was an earlier site of a local business. Was it a (a) bakery; (b) creamery; (c) engine shop; (d) grist mill; (e) brush factory?
No. 18 -- Which of the following early settlers is officially recognized as the founder of Lowell? (a) Dr. E.R. Bacon; (b) Horatio Nichols; (c) Melvin A. Halsted; (d) Jonah Thorn; (e) Jabez Clark.
No. 19 -- Was there an earlier brick schoolhouse on the present site of the 1896 school building now sitting idle on Main Street? Check one: Yes ___ No ___.
No. 20 -- The tall Soldier's Monument in Lowell's Olde Town Square Park was dedicated in the 1900's. What year was it? (a) 1919; (b) 1905; (c) 1922; (d) 1909.
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