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Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
08-11-2012, 04:20 AM (This post was last modified: 08-11-2012 04:33 AM by RJNorton.)
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
When Abraham Lincoln was president what was the amount of the annual appropriation that the White House could spend on books?
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08-11-2012, 07:57 AM
Post: #32
RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Hint #1: The book I used to find this figure has already been mentioned previously in the forum.
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08-11-2012, 10:28 AM
Post: #33
RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
$250, according to Harry E. Pratt.

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08-11-2012, 12:25 PM (This post was last modified: 08-11-2012 12:26 PM by RJNorton.)
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Rob, that's the correct amount as well as the exact source used.

I keep giving away these free nights - you already have one in the Lincoln Bedroom. This one will be in Sandburg's Harbert home in Michigan. Just let the folks there know when you're coming.
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08-11-2012, 01:29 PM
Post: #35
RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Cool Roger!

Next time I want to go for the all-expense round trip to Connemara!

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08-28-2012, 11:28 AM (This post was last modified: 08-28-2012 02:25 PM by RJNorton.)
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Very late on April 14th or very early on the 15th (sources differ on the exact time) George Atzerodt disposed of a knife in front of a store on the south side of F Street. What kind of store was it?
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08-28-2012, 02:24 PM
Post: #37
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Hint #1: The store's name was Creaser's. What product did it sell?
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08-28-2012, 03:06 PM
Post: #38
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A drug store?

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08-28-2012, 04:36 PM
Post: #39
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Good guess, Joe, but it was not a drug store.
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08-28-2012, 06:08 PM
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Creaser's was a shoe store. A lady in an adjacent house saw Atzerodt throw something in the gutter and sent a servant out to retrieve it.
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08-29-2012, 04:23 AM
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You are correct, Laurie!

You win one free pair of shoes from Harrods of Knightsbridge.
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08-29-2012, 07:28 AM
Post: #42
RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Roger,

Don't they have an outlet in Gettysburg where the Confederacy was headed to find some footwear?

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08-29-2012, 08:01 AM
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Rob, I have heard that story. Possibly our newest member, Mike Kanazawich, will chime in here. Mike is an author as well as being a licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg.
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08-29-2012, 08:27 AM
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Mike,

I'm so glad that you have joined this forum. Hello from Surrattsville.
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09-12-2012, 05:41 AM (This post was last modified: 09-12-2012 08:13 AM by RJNorton.)
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To the nearest 1/2 inch, what was the width of Abraham and Mary's house in Springfield?
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