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Can You Guess the Year 7-27-09

Dorothy Miller
Lochbuie, Colo.
Dorothy MillerThe U.S. Army issued an order for abandonment of Fort Kearny in Neb.

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In North Carolina, William Holden became the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.

The U.S. Army issued an order for abandonment of Fort Kearny in Nebraska. Named for Colonel Stephen Watts Kearny, Fort Kearny was built for a safe haven for pioneers, pony express riders, prospectors and others as they followed the Platte river road. The fort consisted of five unpainted wooden houses and two dozen sod or adobe buildings. The construction was so rough that snakes came through the walls and into the beds of the soldiers stationed there.

President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Ku Klux Klan Act. One of the reasons for the act was to protect southern blacks from the Ku Klux Klan by providing a remedy for abuses in the South.

Four major fires broke out on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Peshtigo, Wis., Holland, Mich., and Manistee, Mich. The Great Chicago Fire left nearly 100,000 people homeless.

The rumors were that the fire was started by a cow kicking over a lantern in the barn owned by Patrick and Catherine O’Leary. Later Michael Ahern, the Chicago Republican reporter who told the cow story, admitted that he had made it up because he thought it would make colorful copy.

Later an amateur historian reported that he felt that the fire was started when Daniel “Pegleg” Sullivan, who first reported the fire, ignited some hay in the barn while trying to steal some milk. Other tales suggested that Louis M. Cohn may have started the fire during a craps game.

Popular music this year was: “Good Bye, Liza Jane,” “The Little Church Around The Corner,” “The Little Old Log Cabin in The Lane,” “Mollie Darling,” “Onward,” “Christian Soldiers” and “Reuben and Rachel.”

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad reached Dodge City, Kansas.

New books were “Little Men” by Louisa May Alcott, “Through the Looking-Glass” by Lewis Carroll, “Eye Openers” by Mark Twain and “A Floating City” by Jules Verne.

Can you Guess the Year?

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.

The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1986. Congratulations to Don Dykstra of Ft. Morgan, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.

In North Carolina, William Holden became the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.

The U.S. Army issued an order for abandonment of Fort Kearny in Nebraska. Named for Colonel Stephen Watts Kearny, Fort Kearny was built for a safe haven for pioneers, pony express riders, prospectors and others as they followed the Platte river road. The fort consisted of five unpainted wooden houses and two dozen sod or adobe buildings. The construction was so rough that snakes came through the walls and into the beds of the soldiers stationed there.

President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Ku Klux Klan Act. One of the reasons for the act was to protect southern blacks from the Ku Klux Klan by providing a remedy for abuses in the South.

Four major fires broke out on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Peshtigo, Wis., Holland, Mich., and Manistee, Mich. The Great Chicago Fire left nearly 100,000 people homeless.

The rumors were that the fire was started by a cow kicking over a lantern in the barn owned by Patrick and Catherine O’Leary. Later Michael Ahern, the Chicago Republican reporter who told the cow story, admitted that he had made it up because he thought it would make colorful copy.

Later an amateur historian reported that he felt that the fire was started when Daniel “Pegleg” Sullivan, who first reported the fire, ignited some hay in the barn while trying to steal some milk. Other tales suggested that Louis M. Cohn may have started the fire during a craps game.

Popular music this year was: “Good Bye, Liza Jane,” “The Little Church Around The Corner,” “The Little Old Log Cabin in The Lane,” “Mollie Darling,” “Onward,” “Christian Soldiers” and “Reuben and Rachel.”

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad reached Dodge City, Kansas.

New books were “Little Men” by Louisa May Alcott, “Through the Looking-Glass” by Lewis Carroll, “Eye Openers” by Mark Twain and “A Floating City” by Jules Verne.

Can you Guess the Year?

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.

The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1986. Congratulations to Don Dykstra of Ft. Morgan, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.


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