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Morning Star, September 10, 1995, pg. 18

As we approach the time for our annual community celebration, the Festival of the Forks, I thought I’d do something different this week and test the knowledge of our readers. Presented here is a list of Albion history questions, designed to make you think. Don’t be afraid to ask people if they know any of the answers, you just might meet someone you like. After all, that’s what the Festival is all about--people getting together.

I don’t have any prizes for the winners, but I’ll give you a week to work on this. The answers will be published in next week’s issue of the Morning Star. Stop by and visit me at my Albion History Booth at the Festival of the Forks, which will be located next to the Albion Volunteer Center. I’ll have all my books for sale there and other interesting materials.

1. What was another name for N. Clark Street (other than 29 Mile Road) during the 1940s?

2. This Albion woman invented the “States and Cities” game manufactured by Parker Brothers, and passed a broker’s examination at age 70.

3. This minister was considered the “stationmaster” for the Underground Railroad here in Albion during the 1840s.

4. The Albion College football team played this school in the fall of 1898, and held them to a tie. What team was it?

5. This 1897 graduate of Albion High School was an accomplished artist who designed artistic wildlife front covers for magazines in the early 20th century.

6. This Albion mayor had a medical degree, and was married three times. His third wife was “Miss Pennypacker” of the “Cuckoo Hour” radio program.

7. He was the first black young man to graduate from Albion High School.

8. This Albion woman was the subject of a “Death Valley Days” radio program broadcast nationally by CBS radio in December, 1942.

9. What Albion street is named after the U.S. Secretary of War?

10. This famous person, whose image is on U.S. currency, visited Albion with the President of the United States who was making a speech here.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ANSWERS. Morning Star, September 17, 1995, pg. 3


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