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Can You Guess the Year?

Dorothy Miller
Lochbuie, Colo.

Dorothy MillerMany schools consisted of one room.

The first Adams County Fair was held in October of this year. The first day was known as Tomato Day. A noon barbecue was followed by a tomato contest that was called the Battle of Brighton. Two teams lined up and faced each other in front of the grandstand. Each team member was given a box of ripe tomatoes and on command they threw tomatoes at the opposing team and occasionally the spectators. Events at the early fair also included wild bronco riding, half-mile foot races, bicycle and motorcycle races, a mule race, horse races of various sorts and a baby contest.

The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Md., destroyed over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.

For $10 million, the United States gained control of the Panama Canal Zone.

Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan was renamed Times Square after The New York Times.

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair opened in St. Louis, Mo.

The International Federation of Association Football was established.

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Fire aboard the steamboat General Slocum in New York City’s East River killed 1,021.

The third Modern Olympic Games opened in St. Louis, Mo., United States as part of the World’s Fair.

The Trans-Siberian railway was completed.

The first underground line of the New York City Subway opened.

Incumbent Theodore Roosevelt defeated Democrat Alton B. Parker.

The stage play “Peter Pan,” or “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” premiered in London.

In New York City, the first New Year’s Eve celebration was held in Times Square.

Films this year were: “A Blessing from Above,” “A Brush Between Cowboys and Indians,” “A Bucket of Cream Ale,” “Bag Inspection,” “Beauty Bathing,” “Behind the Scene,” “Capsized Boat,” “Chased by Dogs,” “Clowns,” “The Ex-Convict” and “The Great Train Robbery.”

Elitches first roller coaster, a Toboggan Figure eight, opened this year.

Popular music was: “Ain’t It Funny What a Difference Just a Few Hours Make” written by Henry Blossom music by Alfred G. Robyn; “Al Fresco” written by Glen MacDonough music by Victor Herbert; “Alexander” written by Andrew B. Sterling music by Harry Von Tilzer; “Come Take A Trip In My Airship;” “Give My Regards to Broadway” written and music by George M. Cohan.

A stone mason, Al Turlock, was contracted to build the first public school building in Hominy, Okla. The stones used in the construction were quarried from the hills west of town.

Can you guess this year?

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Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

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The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1967. Congratulations to Robert Anderson of Bottineau, N.D., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.

The first Adams County Fair was held in October of this year. The first day was known as Tomato Day. A noon barbecue was followed by a tomato contest that was called the Battle of Brighton. Two teams lined up and faced each other in front of the grandstand. Each team member was given a box of ripe tomatoes and on command they threw tomatoes at the opposing team and occasionally the spectators. Events at the early fair also included wild bronco riding, half-mile foot races, bicycle and motorcycle races, a mule race, horse races of various sorts and a baby contest.

The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Md., destroyed over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.

For $10 million, the United States gained control of the Panama Canal Zone.

Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan was renamed Times Square after The New York Times.

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World’s Fair opened in St. Louis, Mo.

The International Federation of Association Football was established.

Fire aboard the steamboat General Slocum in New York City’s East River killed 1,021.

The third Modern Olympic Games opened in St. Louis, Mo., United States as part of the World’s Fair.

The Trans-Siberian railway was completed.

The first underground line of the New York City Subway opened.

Incumbent Theodore Roosevelt defeated Democrat Alton B. Parker.

The stage play “Peter Pan,” or “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” premiered in London.

In New York City, the first New Year’s Eve celebration was held in Times Square.

Films this year were: “A Blessing from Above,” “A Brush Between Cowboys and Indians,” “A Bucket of Cream Ale,” “Bag Inspection,” “Beauty Bathing,” “Behind the Scene,” “Capsized Boat,” “Chased by Dogs,” “Clowns,” “The Ex-Convict” and “The Great Train Robbery.”

Elitches first roller coaster, a Toboggan Figure eight, opened this year.

Popular music was: “Ain’t It Funny What a Difference Just a Few Hours Make” written by Henry Blossom music by Alfred G. Robyn; “Al Fresco” written by Glen MacDonough music by Victor Herbert; “Alexander” written by Andrew B. Sterling music by Harry Von Tilzer; “Come Take A Trip In My Airship;” “Give My Regards to Broadway” written and music by George M. Cohan.

A stone mason, Al Turlock, was contracted to build the first public school building in Hominy, Okla. The stones used in the construction were quarried from the hills west of town.

Can you guess this year?

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Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

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The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1967. Congratulations to Robert Anderson of Bottineau, N.D., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.