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RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 08-12-2013 07:49 PM

This gentleman was very important to a younger Ida M. Tarbell. Who is he?

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 08-13-2013 05:47 AM

Horace Greeley in old age?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 08-13-2013 08:13 AM

Good guess, Roger but it's not Greeley.

First clue: This photo was taken around the time Tarbell knew him.
Bonus clue: He wrote letters of introduction for Tarbell, including one to John Hay.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 08-13-2013 02:10 PM

Third clue:

He was from Massachusetts and belonged to the Free-Soil Party.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 08-13-2013 02:30 PM

George Frisbie Hoar.


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 08-13-2013 05:27 PM

You got it Roger. My next clue was going to be you could play with his middle name but should stay far away from his last name. Smile

If I can find my old Frisbee, that will be your prize. I think it's on a roof somewhere.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 12-27-2018 05:47 PM

It's been a long time since I've contributed a trivia question regarding Ida Tarbell, but since I'm on a small hiatus from writing about her (which will end this weekend) I thought I might contribute one for old times sake.

What subject of Tarbell once remarked to her "I did not think I could be quite so interesting."

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 12-28-2018 06:00 AM

Robert Lincoln?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - AussieMick - 12-28-2018 07:57 AM

John D Rockefeller?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 12-28-2018 09:50 AM

Both are certainly logical guesses, but not correct. In fact, Tarbell never spoke to Rockefeller in her life.

First clue. The person in question was a woman.

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - RJNorton - 12-28-2018 10:04 AM

Helen Keller?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Rob Wick - 12-28-2018 11:23 AM

Good guess Roger, but it's not her..

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Rob


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Steve - 12-28-2018 12:15 PM

Jane Addams?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - Warren - 12-28-2018 12:46 PM

I'm going to take a shot in the dark - Eleanor Roosevelt?


RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia - L Verge - 12-28-2018 01:29 PM

(08-13-2013 05:27 PM)Rob Wick Wrote:  You got it Roger. My next clue was going to be you could play with his middle name but should stay far away from his last name. Smile

If I can find my old Frisbee, that will be your prize. I think it's on a roof somewhere.

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Rob

I taught with a female English teacher with the last name of "Hoar." Boy, did our middle schoolers have a field day...