Lawrence County Trivia 2016
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Several log schools were built, locally, in the early 1800's. Give the location for the one historians believe was first?
In 1832, New Castle was beset with what epidemic?
Joseph A. Clavelli established this school in 1943. It was widely attended after W.W.II when veterans were given educational opportunities through the G.I. Bill.
New Castle School of Trades
This Ohio native and former orphanage resident came to New Castle in 1903 to establish a children's home. Name her.
Georgian architecture is characterized by a formal arrangement of parts with classical detail. The Georgian homes along Croton Ave. signified what era for New Castle?
Canal Era (1833-1870)
This county native earned three World Series Championship rings with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Name him.
Owner, Tom Phillips Johnson
What large school was located at the southwest corner of Jefferson and Grant Streets? It was finished in 1852.
Union or Martin Gantz
On August 22, 1849, New Castle was visited by Governor Johnston and this distinguished guest?
President Zachary Taylor
In 1833, this division of the PA Canal was completed to the Western Reserve Harbor about 5 miles above New Castle.
Who was the official county interpreter who refused to cower to fear during the Black Hand trials of 1907?
The Second Empire mansion located on Butler Ave. in New Castle was built for this man (owner of the Opera House, and real estate developer).
Chuck Landolfi set Ellwood City's all-time rushing record from 1963-65 with 3,631 yards. He went onto play for this college where he severely broke his leg in his freshman year.
What one room school sat at the present Pizza Joe's site in Union Township?
Who was the first settler of New Wilmington, coming to the area in 1798 and, soon after, laid out a new town?
The Ohio Division of the PA canal was opened for traffic in 1838. By what name was it known?
Who became the first local female doctor when she established a practice in New Castle in 1895?
Dr. Elizabeth McLaughry
This beautiful Neo-classical building on E. Washington St. in New Castle is now owned by the county. It was originally a home for elderly women and was known by this name.
69 years after he set baseball's record for RBIs in a season (1930), historians found an error and increased the number to 191.
Lewis "Hack" Wilson
Ben Franklin Junior High School was constructed in 1922 on a rough-cut plot of land known by this name.
Immigrants from Ireland, Robert and John Davidson, became the first settlers of this area in 1796.
Canal boats used to transport passengers were known by what name?
She became the first woman executed in PA when, after a sensation Lawrence Co. court case, she was sent to the electric chair in Rockview Penitentiary. Name her.
The New Castle Traction Co. hired Frank Blaisdell to design Cascade Park in 1897 in a way to enhance the sites natural beauty. Blaisdell was what kind of architect?
This New Castle native helped to lead the Oklahoma Sooners to an undefeated national championship and Orange Bowl victory in 2001 as offensive coordinator.
Lawrence County's coal supply is of what kind?
John K. Shinn and Co. was the first to operate one of these works in Wampum.
Dr. Joseph Pollock launched his new steamboat in July 1840. For a time, it made passenger runs between New Castle and Pittsburgh. What was it called?
In 1919, this woman went to work at New Castle's newly formed Neighborhood House, a facility established to help immigrant families.
This structure was added to Cascade Park in 1922. It is still being used for community events.
Julie Rentz of Neshannock became a member of the Philadelphia Liberty Belles in 2001, the first year for this sport's league. Name the league.
National Women's Football League
Lawrence County's rocks are of the lowest sedimentary levels and contain an abundance of fossils. In what era were they formed?
In 1868 J.P. Locke came from Mercer Co. to modern-day Volant, purchased a gristmill, and later laid out the town. What name did he originally give the area?
The first steam railroad to run locally was the Ohio and Pennsylvania. Where in the country was its station located?
This 14 year-old heroine saved Wampum in 1910 when she drove a stockpile of dynamite away from a devastating fire. Name her.
This structure was added to Cascade Park in 1898. It is still being used for community events.
Disabled Navy veteran, David Patton won this event at the National Veteran,s Wheelchair Games in 2000.
Heavy amber or lubricating oil was found in many regions of Lawrence County, however hundreds of wells were abandoned due to this problem.
What was the strange name of Wampum's first post-office? It was established nearby Newport in 1832 and was named from the rapids of the Beaver River.
John Carlysle Stewart, with the support of others, erected a grist and saw mill on this waterway around 1803-1804.
Margaret Harper Watson of New Castle was one of 1074 pilots associated with this branch of the military during W.W.II.
WASP (Women's Air Force Service Pilots)
This imposing neo-classical structure was built on New Castle's North Hill for the Free Mason Lodge #433 at a cost of $1,750,000.
Scotish Rite Cathedral
What do these great athletes - Mike Ditka, Fred Biletnikoff, Joe Namath, Terry Hanratty and Tony Dorsett - have in common?
All played at Taggart Stadium
The region covering about 20 counties in the northwest part of PA was purchased from the Iroquois through this treaty in 1784.
Treaty of Fort Stanwix
John Hill laid out the town in 1824. It was originally known as Hillsburg and commonky called "Hill Town."
This man built New Castle's first gristmill around 1800.
After the birth of her hearing-impaired son, this New Castle native devoted her life to helping children with the affliction and established a school for the deaf in California in 1942. Name her.
Louis Treadwell Tracy
The Lawrence County Historical Society is housed in the former George Greer mansion. Who was the mansion's architect?
New Castle HS won its first WPIAL football championship in the fall of 1924 under the direction of this yet undefeated coach, starting a legacy known as the "Glorious Tradition."
"Academy Lands" were those lands set aside for what?
Schools and Churches
Small roaming bands of late Ice Age hunters came to the area in search of game during this Cultural Period.
Paleo-Indian Cultural Period
In December 1826, David Crawford started printing New Castle's first newspaper. Name it.
New Castle Register
Mary William McCracken served overseas during W.W.II and earned 3 Battle Stars. What branch of the military was she associated with?
WACS (Women's Army Corps)
This New Castle industrial building dates back to 1886 when it was known as the Withdrow Co. It became known by this name in 1899 under the direction of Wm. Patterson, manufacturing steel ladles and other industrial products.
As quarterback in the 1920's Ralph Scooter Day confused many a defense with this trick play.
Statue of Liberty
The Lawrence County Courthouse sits on property donated by David Crawford. However, this beautiful location was not the first recommended. What location was originally considered?
NE Corner of Jefferson and Falls Streets
What is the meaning of the word Shenango?
Large Bull Thistles
In November, 1833, the first two local canal boats were launched. Name them.
"RobRoy" and "Alpha"
Many of the settlers of Wurtemburg were of this background.
The wooden frame ethnic meeting hall, built in 1899 on New Castle's South Side, is still being used by this singing society.
On Nov. 14, 1925, Ellwood City HS football team met the undefeated and unscored upon Red Hurricane squad and handed Bridenbaugh his first loss and then went on to capture the WPIAL championship. NC fans cried foul. What was the controversy?
Claims of a watered-down field