Town Trivia Question List

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There won't be any 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. A recent core sample has resulted in the official date of the Boardman House getting changed. What is the new date?

    1692. Solved by Jon MacCuish.

  2. Name three communities directly adjacent to Saugus.

    Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Melrose, Revere, Wakefield. Solved by Maureen Whitcomb.

  3. Which popular local event was canceled this year due to bad weather?

    Prankers Pond Day. Solved by Debra Panetta.

  4. How many U.S. Navy vessels have been named USS Saugus?

    3. Solved by Alicia Murphy.

  5. On which night of the week does the Saugus Acropolis typically meet?

    Monday. Solved by Sherri Raftery.

  6. In the story "Late Night in the Saugus Public Library" which book does the protagonist wake up holding?

    The Devil in Massachusetts by Marion Starkey. Solved by Julie Mills.

  7. What is the proper name of the reservoir in Saugus on Walnut Street?

    Birch Pond. Solved by Ann Devlin.

  8. Which Saugus school presently boasts the most victories in the Ghost Story Contest?

    The Belmonte Middle School. Solved by Sherri Raftery.