Teaching Cleveland

Lesson 39

Senior and Junior High School Pupils!
Join in the --
SESQUICENTENNIAL HISTORY QUIZ

WIN two all-expense trips to Washington...10 sets of valuable cloth-bound reference books...free copies of the Sesquicentennial Picture Yearbook, "THIS IS CLEVELAND."

HERE'S HOW: Printed below are 40 questions. The answer to each is the name of a Clevelander who has been dead at least 25 years.

You find the answers by reading 40 brief life sketches of early Clevelanders. One of these sketches is printed in the CLEVELAND NEWS each day until May 9. The first one appeared in the News on March 25. You don't have to buy the News. Borrow it from a classmate or consult the CLEVELAND NEWS file in the Public Library.

1--What Clevelander was a leading pioneer hardware merchant in the Midwest, also first president of the Union Club?
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2--What famous lake ship builder became first president of the Cleveland Vessel Owners Association?
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3--Whose "open shelf" innovation modernized the Public Library system?
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4--What Clevelander invented a hoisting apparatus which revolutionized the process of loading and unloading ore cargoes?
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5--In whose cabin was held Cleveland's first wedding, first dance, first service of worship?
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6--The endowment by what Cleveland astronomer and poet resulted in the founding of one of the nation's leading scientific college?
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7--What railroad pioneer and naturalist also served two terms as mayor of Cleveland?
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8--Who was the last mayor of Ohio City and the first mayor of Cleveland after the union of the two municipalities?
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9--What Cleveland industrial pioneer built one of the first two Bessemer steel works in the United States?
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After you have read the sketches and answered all the questions, write an essay telling in 200 words or less which one of the 40 persons made the greatest contribution to Cleveland and why you think so.

Attach the essay to this sheet and turn it in to your social studies teacher.

The two best essays in each school (boy and girl) accompanied by perfect quiz sheets will be rewarded with free Sesqui Yearbooks. They are also eligible to compete for the Grand Prizes which are two three-day trips to Washington with all expenses paid, and 10 sets of cloth-bound reference books. The sesquicentennial Historical committee will read the papers submitted by winners from all the schools and will award the prizes.

10--Who visited New Connecticut in the Western Reserve only once, laid out a town and reported "I believe the child is now born that may live to see the place as large as Old Windham"?
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11--What editor, appointed postmaster by President Lincoln, helped bring free mail delivery to Cleveland?
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12--Who was first principal of Central High, first free public high school in Ohio?
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13--Who launched a Democratic newspaper in Cleveland, made a bitter editorial fight against Lincoln, then supported the Union cause during the Civil War?
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14--What outstanding Cleveland Jewish leader launched the first "Open Temple" in the world?
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15--Who started a career as an overalled worker, ended as iron and coal executive, newspaper publisher, theater owner, U.S. senator and political power of the McKinley administration?
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16--Whose investments built many Cleveland buildings, including the city's first modern commercial hotel, and merged two daily newspapers into the Plain Dealer?
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17--What early Cleveland dweller built the settlement's first court house, was its first deputy sheriff and built the first steamship constructed in Cleveland?
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18--What noted Cleveland diplomat and U.S. secretary of state also was a member of the local volunteer fire department?
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19--Who helped pioneer the oil industry and devoted much of his fortune to benefactions in Cleveland art and charitable and educational institutions?
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20--What noted physician and naturalist helped found the Cleveland Medical College and served on the first Ohio geological survey?
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21--Who was Cleveland's first resident physician whose deciding vote as county commissioner made Cleveland the Cuyahoga County seat?
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22--What surveyor accompanied Moses Cleaveland to the mouth of the Cuyahoga and returned as principal surveyor of the party that laid out the townships east of the river?
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23--Who started a career as a carpenter and ended as on of the nation's foremost railroad builders whose $500,000 gift brought Western Reserve University to Cleveland?
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24--What telegraph system pioneer bequeathed to Cleveland a park which bears his name?
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25--What newspaperman lived in Cleveland only three years, but established here his nationwide fame as a humorist?
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26--What Cleveland citizen served as civil engineer, soldier, geologist and business man and wrote 191 books?
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27--Whose executive and engineering ability made Cleveland the home of sewing machines, bicycles, autos and trucks bearing his name?
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28--Who is known as first mayor of Cleveland and author of its first city charter?
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29--What Clevelander distinguished himself during a 30 year career as lawyer, public official, railway executive and longtime president of Society for Savings?
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30--Who started a small business in barter, built up a $1,000,000 annual merchandise enterprise, launched an iron works and organized the First national Bank of Cleveland?
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31--During 19 years as one of Cleveland's most noted religious figures, who founded 35 new Catholic congregations?
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32--A dormitory at Flora Stone Mather College is named for what distinguished pioneer in college education for women?
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33--What noted pastor of the Old Stone Church also was responsible for much of the early development of Western Reserve University and later served as its president?
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34--Who became a millionaire in traction enterprises, then ran successfully for mayor campaigning for lower fares?
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35--Who was the only woman superintendent of the Cleveland school system?
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36--Who was Cleveland's first resident lawyer and first bank president?
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37--Who came to Cleveland in 1843 and remained to urge Cleveland capital to invest in Lake Superior iron ore and to become one of the city's greatest civic leaders?
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38--What pioneer ironmaster built Cleveland's first rolling mill?
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39--Who is known as "father of Ohio's public school system?"
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40--What Cleveland artist painted the "Spirit of 76?"
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