Founders' Day Trivia Contest Questions (2001)

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Please note that this contest is now over; the answers have been posted.

If you can be the first to figure out the answer to one of the questions below and bring that answer to the booth at Founders' Day, you'll win a free T-shirt. Some of the questions are harder than others; remember that you have to be the first with a correct answer for a particular question. Answers can be found in a variety of places; some can be found online on; others can be found in the library; others can be found in the book A Gathering of Memories: Saugus 1900 - 2000; still others can be found on plaques and monuments in town. We're starting off the day with T-shirts available in medium, large, and extra-large sizes, but size selection will be on a first-come, first-served basis we recommend that you figure out your clue early so you can get your pick of T-shirt size.

  1. There are only two street names in Saugus that begin with a "Z", and only one that begins with a "U". What are they?

    Zamora Street, Zito Drive, & Upland Road
    Solved by "Moose" Surette

  2. What topic does the only unnumbered section in the Saugus General By-Laws cover?

    School Government Day.
    Solved by Christine Wilson

  3. What year can be found on the Boardman House?

    Solved by Janice Jarosz

  4. Name the only pirate to escape the raid on Pirates' Glen in the 1600s.

    Thomas Veale (sometimes spelled "Vealey").
    Solved by Nora Shughnessy

  5. The Guide to Free Software contains listings for well over a hundred different free programs, including over twenty games. Name any five games listed.

    See the full list on the page...
    Solved by Andrea DiPaolo

  6. How many illustrators are credited in A Gathering of Memories?

    Solved by Chris "Squiggy" Sicuranza

  7. Why was 1911 an important year for the Saugus Fire Department?

    It got its first motorized equipment.
    Solved by Tricia DeSantis

  8. When was the Saugus Revolutionary War Memorial dedicated?

    Solved by Amara Georges & Katie Finnegan

  9. In Saugus government parlance, what does it mean if something is "in the Red Book"?

    It's covered by the Zoning By-Laws.
    Solved by Christine Wilson

  10. The three ponds in the Golden Hills are affectionately known as First Lake, Second Lake, and Third Lake. What are their official names?

    First Pond, Griswold Pond, and Spring Pond respectively.
    Solved by Robby McCarthy & Stephen Cushman

  11. Who was known as the "Mayor of Lynnhurst" in the early part of last century?

    Charles Nelson Wormstead.
    Solved by Fred Moore

  12. With what event is Appleton's Pulpit most associated?

    This was the only question that went unsolved. It was pretty tough. The inscription on the Appleton's Pulpit plaque reads:

    In 1687 Major Appleton of Ipswitch made a speech on this rock denouncing the tyranny of the Royal Governor, Sir Edmund Andros. A watch was stationed on the hill to give warning of any approach of the crown officers.
    The important things to note are:
    1. It had nothing to do with the Revolutionary War or Red Coats; it was almost a century earlier; it was in fact associated with a much earlier coup involving only Massachusetts and not the other colonies.
    2. It had nothing to do with religion, sermons, reverends, or ministers; it was strictly political.
    Most of the wrong answers fell into one of these two categories.