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The Tidbits


Trivia Quiz

Click in the appropriate box for each question, then check your answers at the bottom. Questions are based on information found in the website.
1. In what year did Portage officially become a city?



1958

1959

1968

1969



 

2. Who was the first known white settler in the Portage area?

 

Josephus Wolfe

Joseph Bailly

George Samuelson

Charles Trager



 

3. What Indians were the main group living in the area before white settlers came?

 

 

Illini

Potawatomi

Apache

Sioux



 

4. What was NOT a main reason for early settlers to move to the area?

 

 

Waterways

Good grassland

Fertile soil

Factory jobs



 

5. Which war had the greatest impact on the Portage area?

 

The War of 1812

The Civil War

World War I

World War II



 

6. Which is NOT the name of one of the early families of the Portage area?

 

Wolf (Wolfe)

Samuelson

Fegely

Spurloch



 

7. When was the mausoleum at Calvary Cemetary dedicated?

 

1914

1915

1924

1925



 

8. What was NOT one of Joseph Bailly's known occupations?

 

Trader

Fur trapper

Farmer

Hotel keeper



9. What kind of siding was used in the construction of the Pryor house?

 

 

Zinc

Tin

Steel

Aluminum



 

10. Where is the Alton Goin Historical Museum?

 

 

Woodland Park on Willowcreek

Countryside Park on U.S. 6

Imagination Glen Park on McCool



 

Answer 1= "1968", Answer 2= "Joseph Bailley", Answer 3= "Potawatami", Answer 4= "Factory jobs", Answer 5= "World War II", Answer 6= "Fegely", Answer 7= "1914", Answer 8= "Farmer", Answer 9= "Zinc", Answer 10= "Countryside Park on U.S. 6"
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Created by Donna Smith for the Portage Community Historical Society
First Posted Oct. 19, 2005. Last Updated Mar.11, 2010.