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.

The answers are listed along with the given name of the person who solved each one. We did our best reading these names, and apologize if we misread or were unable to read a signature. Please feel free to write in and correct us if you see an error.

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. When did Saugus celebrate its 375th anniversary?

    2004. Solved by Debra Panetta.

  2. What is the upcoming Saugus Bicentennial Celebration about?

    The 200th anniversary of its incorporation. Solved by Maureen Whitcomb.

  3. Roughly how big is Breakheart Reservation in acres?

    640 acres. Solved by Jon Maccuish.

  4. Name at least one interactive fiction story that takes place in Saugus.

    Below the First Parish Cemetery and Late Night at the Saugus Public Library are two possible answers. This question went unanswered.

  5. Name the artist and antiquarian who started creatively restoring the Iron Works in 1915.

    Wallace Nutting. Solved by Julie Mills.

  6. Name the precious commodity most frequently associated with pirate stories in Saugus.

    Silver. Solved by Ann Erekson.