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Adair County History Trivia

This article first appeared in issue 7, and was written by Vonnie Kolbenschlag.

Provided by Vonnie Kolbenschlag from the Trabue Russell House

1. The shape of our Public square is

a. round b. square c. rectangular d. triangular

2. The town founders named the alleys in the town Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Monroe, Madison, and...

a. Bush b. Pinckney c. Guardian d. Reed

3. Early settlers were pleased to find "mast" available. Mast was used to

a. build cabins b. feed animals c. make moonshine

d. fertilize gardens

4. O'Hara wrote Bivouac of the Dead which is on the gate of Arlington National Cemetery, while staying in Columbia in a hotel on the Square. He wrote this after the

a. Revolutionary War b. War of 1812 c. Mexican War

d. Civil War

5. The VFW in Columbia was established _____ years ago.

a. 100 b. 75 c. 50 d. 25

6. Columbia was founded in

a. 1776 b. 1792 c. 1801 d. 1802

7. Col. William Casey wanted to be buried

a. with his favorite mule b. sitting up

c. feet pointing West d. with full military honors

8. For many years a ______ sat on the site where the Courthouse Annex sits.

a. hotel b. statue of Trabue c. one room school

d. city park

9. The oldest church building in Columbia is

a. Columbia Baptist b. United Methodist c. Union-Presbyterian

d. First Baptist

10. Adair County Fair was begun in a. 1860 b. 1884 c. 1900 d. 1950

11. The founders of Columbia were (check three names)

James Walker, William Caldwell, Creed Haskins, John Conover,

Col. Casey, William Montgomery, Simon Hancock, Dan Trabue, Sam Young



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1996-09-15 - Photo Staff. EUBANK SPRINGS, 120 Jamestown Street, may be county's oldest existing building.This item first appeared in Issue 7 of the print edition of Columbia! Magazine.
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