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Adair Trivia

This article first appeared in issue 8, and was written by Vonnie Kolbenschlag.

By Vonnie Kolbenschlag, Historian, Trabue-Russell House

1. Daniel Trabue served in the

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

2. In the late 1700's it was a dangerous, but necessary operation trying to obtain

a. Sugar b. Pure drinking water c. salt d. sugar

3. Trabue helped choose the name of the county seat of Adair as "Columbia" because

a. It reminded him of Columbia, Maryland, where he had once lived

b. It was the name of his rich aunt

c. It personifies America or the United States

d. His wife told him to

4. The man who was Kentucky's governor following the Civil war lived on Burkesville Street (where State Farm is now) when he was elected. His name was

a. Adair b. Logan c. Bramlette d. Miller

5. Mark Twain was named after one of his grandfathers. He was

a. Ben Lampton b. Tom Sawyer Twain

c. Sam Clemens d. Mark Hancock

6. Col. Wm. Casey laid out a horse racing track and barbecue pits in which area of Columbia?

a. Where the fairgrounds are now

b. Where the golf course is now

c. Where the Col. William Casey School is now

d. Where Russell Heights is now

e. On his farm

7. Which of the following words is not an Indian/Native American word?

a. Hominy b. raccoon c. Kentucky d. squash

8. Wildlife Center in Frankfort is named in honor of

a. Adair Sportsman Club b. Dr. Salato c. Long Hunters d. Big Bucks Contest.

9. Jackman High School, which educated students from here and surrounding counties, was located in Colubia

a. At the top of Guardian Street b. Where the Courthouse Annex stands now.

c. On Burkesville Street d. Near Cole's Tin Shop

10. Columbia had a newspaper as early as

a. 1826 b. 1850 c. 1812 d. 1848



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