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 popular Saugus books: Of Time and the River and A Gathering of Memories; 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. What is the Iron Works House often erroneously known as?

    The Iron Master's House. Solved by John Nicholson.

  2. What is the name of the square where Lincoln Avenue and Chestnut Street intersect?

    Franklin Square. Solved by Steve Rich. The most popular guess, Washington Square, is the next intersection over.

  3. Which pond can be found at the end of Cliff Road?

    Prankers Pond. Solved by Debra Panetta.

  4. In which year did construction of the upgrade to Route One (including the Essex, Main, and Walnut Street overpasses) begin?

    1936. This question went unsolved.

  5. Who was Thomas Vealey?

    The supposed pirate with the silver who lived in Dungeon Rock. Solved by Rosalie Caci.

  6. In which year did colonists first settle Saugus?

    1629. Solved by Barbara Malone.

  7. How many lakes are in the Golden Hills?

    Three. Solved by Carol Long.

  8. What made the Saugus Ghost Story Contest different last year from prior years?

    There were interactive fiction winners. This question went unsolved.