Town Trivia Question List

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There won't be many copies available at Founders' Day)

Please note that this contest is now over.

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; a few can be found in the just-released Saugus book, Of Time and the River; still others can be found on plaques and monuments in town. We're starting off the day with T-shirts available in a variety of colors and 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 color and size.

  1. Of the over 20 Saugus forums found on, which is the most popular?

    Politics. Solved by Christine Wilson.

  2. What is the "season appropriate" picture for October in the 2006 Saugus Historical Society calendar?

    The "Ghost Dog House". Solved by Christopher Wilson.

  3. Name at least two of the three big DCR properties in Saugus.

    Breakheart Reservation, Rumney Marsh, and Camp Nihan. Solved by Steve Horlick.

  4. There are three relatively large business organizations in Saugus. Name at least two.

    The Cliftondale Merchants' Association, the Saugus Business Partnership, and the Saugus Chamber of Commerce. Solved by Larry Silipigni.

  5. What annual feature had an article written about it in the new book, Of Time and the River?

    The Annual Ghost Story Contest. Solved by Jessica Donachie.

  6. In what year did Saugus celebrate its 375th anniversary?

    2004. Solved by Samantha Donachie.

  7. What is the name of the annual Saugus event held in Mariense Field?

    The event is properly called the Festa do Espírito Santo, but we were also willing to accept the common local nicknames the "Portuguese Festival" and the "Portuguese Picnic". Solved by a group effort of the Theatre Company of Saugus.

  8. To whom was the new Saugus book, Of Time and the River, dedicated?

    Tony Scire. Solved by Barbara Burrill.

  9. What is the name of the Saugus-raised cartoonist creator of Backyard Physics?

    Paul Hewitt. Solved by Jackie Kusch.