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5-Minute Quests

1. Which two teams played in the first intercollegiate football game on this date in 1869? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. Who was elected as the first African-American mayor of Detroit on this date in 1973? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, how many rules did James Naismith have for the game when he first invented basketball? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a book by Michelle Magorian (according to the Tameside Children's Library):

1. To where did 350,000 Moroccan civilians march on this date in 1975? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to Sax Gourmet, in what city and country was Adolphe Sax born? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the History Channel, how did it happen that Spanish conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was the first European to set foot on Texas soil on this date in 1528? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1932 work by Raymond Postgate (according to Authors' Calendar):
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to, what was the title of the most successful comic opera written by John Philip Sousa?

2. According to the biography at her official web site, in what year did Ann Hobson Pilot become principal harp of the Boston Symphony Orchestra?

3. According to the Dow Jones Company, who were the two other reporters who founded the company along with Charles Henry Dow?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a 1923 work by Robert Edler von Musil (according to the Authors' Calendar):

Adolphe Sax
Born on This Date 1814

[Belgian Federal Government]

Inventor of the Saxophone

John Philip Sousa
Born on This Date 1854

[Classical Music Detroit]

Composer Conductor

James Naismith
Born on This Date 1861

[Naismith Basketball
Hall of Fame]

Inventor of the Game of Basketball

Ann Hobson Pilot
Born on This Date 1943

[Official Website]

Classical Harpist

Michelle Magorian
Born on This Date 1947

[Tameside Children's Library]

Young-adult Author

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Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: A cool wet raney morning

we Set out early at 4 miles pass 2 Lodges of Indians in a Small bottom on the Lard Side I believe those Indians to be travelers.

opposit is the head of a long narrow Island close under the Starboard Side, back of this Island two Creeks fall in about 6 miles apart, 150 yds wide— 9 miles lower a large creek Same Side and appear to head in the high hilley countrey to the N. E. opposit this long Island is 2 others one Small and about the middle of the river the other larger and nearly opposit its lower point, and opposit a high clift of Black rocks on the Lard. Side at 14 miles

here the Indians of the 2 Lodges we passed to day came in their canoes with Sundery articles to Sell, we purchased of them Wap-pa-too roots, Salmon trout, and I purchased 2 beaver Skins for which I gave 5 Small fish hooks.

here the hills leave the river on the Lard. Side, a butifull open and extensive bottom in which there is an old Village, one also on the Stard. Side a little above both of which are abandened by all their inhabitents except Two Small dogs nearly Starved, and an unreasonable portion of flees—

The Hills and mountains are covered with Sever kinds of Pine—Arber Vitea or white Cedar, red Loril, alder and Several Species of under groth, the bottoms have common rushes, nettles, & grass the Slashey parts have Bull rushes & flags— Some willow on the waters edge,

we over took two Canoes of Indians going down to trade one of the Indians Spoke a fiew words of english and Said that the principal man who traded with them was Mr. Haley, and that he had a woman in his Canoe who Mr. Haley was fond of &c. he Showed us a Bow of Iron and Several other things which he Said Mr. Haley gave him.

we came too to Dine on the long narrow Island found the woods So thick with under groth that the hunters could not get any distance into the Isld. the red wood, and Green bryors interwoven, and mixed with pine, alder, a Specis of Beech, ash &c. we killed nothing to day

The Indians leave us in the evening, river about one mile wide hills high and Steep on the Std. no place for several Miles suffcently large and leavil for our camp we at length Landed at a place which by moveing the Stones we made a place Sufficently large for the party to lie leavil on the Smaller Stones Clear of the Tide

Cloudy with rain all day we are all wet and disagreeable, had large fires made on the Stone and dried our bedding and Kill the flees, which collected in our blankets at every old village we encamped near

I had like to have forgotten a verry remarkable Knob riseing from the edge of the water to about 80 feet high, and about 200 paces around at its Base and Situated on the long narrow Island above and nearly opposit to the 2 Lodges we passed to day, it is Some distance from the high land & in a low part of the Island

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