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02/22/21 Grif.Net – MONDAY QUIZ: Wisconsin “Firsts”

02/22/21 Grif.Net – MONDAY QUIZ: Wisconsin “Firsts”

[Another round of trivia about my =
adopted home state of Wisconsin where my wife and I will soon be living =
after our upcoming retirement]

 

1. In 1634, what French explorer =
left Quebec, traveled the Great Lakes and traversed =
Wisconsin?

 

2. In 1844, Jerome Case developed =
the first of what machines to help farmers?

 

3. In 1867, what famous author was =
born in a Little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin?

 

4. In 1873, Rev John Wesley =
Carhart invented the “Spark” in Racine, fathering what =
entire industry?

 

5. In 1877, William Dempster Hoard =
built the first of these to provide green feed for a year-round dairy =
industry?

 

6. In 1883, William Horlick of =
Racine invented what concoction still used at soda fountains and diners =
today?

 

7. In 1883, John Michael Kohler =
revolutionized indoor plumbing with what first?

 

8. In 1885, a rural school teacher =
in Waubeka celebrated the first of what holidays, later a national =
holiday under Woodrow Wilson?

 

9. In 1886, the city of Appleton =
boasted the first commercially-working of these mass-transit =
units?

 

10. In 1889, what innovation was =
first built in Milwaukee that changed =
transportation?

11. In 1903, Wisconsin enacted the =
nation’s first election law guaranteeing what?

 

12. In 1911, the nation’s =
first of what schools to teach specialize classes was started? =

 

13. Also in 1911, the state =
started what Act to give aid to families of men injured or killed at =
their employment?

 

14. In 1917, Wisconsin led the =
nation as the first to develop this for roads?

 

15. In 1918, what was unique about =
WHA in Madison?

 

16. In 1919, Wisconsin was the =
first state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. =
Constitution guaranteeing what?

17. In 1924 (patent 1927) =
Wisconsin’s own Carl Eliason invented this device for safe =
individual travel in cold winter month.

 

18.  In 1932, Progressive =
Governor Phillip LaFollette signed this model act for the nation’s =
welfare system.

 

19.  In 1961, another =
Governor mandated that this safety feature be install on all new cars =
sold in the State.

 

20. In 1966, a trail from Kenosha =
to La Crosse was dedicated solely for what use?

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

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www.grif.net

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Knows Me, This I Love!"