Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

  • The 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth began with a bang. Given the historic ascension and rise of the first African American to the presidency of the United States, Lincoln’s relevancy is perhaps more essential today than ever before.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

  • 1. True or false? The sculptor who created the seated Lincoln statue in the Lincoln Memorial carved the hands so they would depict Lincoln signing his initials using American Sign Language.

    2. True or false? No other President has as many national parks bearing his name as Abraham Lincoln.


Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

  • 1. True or false? Mission 66 was given that particular name because the program’s main goal was to construct 66 new visitor centers in national parks throughout America.

    2. True or false? More than three-quarters of the national parks then in existence had Mission 66-funded construction projects.

    3. True or false? The Horace M. Albright Training Center and the Stephen T.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

  • 1. True or false? Installing a fishing shanty like that shown in the accompanying photo is legal in some national parks.

    2. True or false? According to official weather records, Logan Pass in Glacier National Park has the greatest average annual snowfall of any place in America’s National Park System.

    3. True or false?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

  • 1. The photograph accompanying this quiz depicts the person in whose honor Congress authorized the establishment of
    a. Booker T. Washington National Monument
    b. George Washington Carver National Monument
    c. Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
    d. Frederick Douglass Home (now Frederick Douglass National Historic Site)


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