SARANAC LAKE TRIVIA QUIZ




NEW QUIZ COMING SOON

WINNERS OF THE QUIZ BELOW WERE:JACQUES AND ALICE DeMATTOS captured second place! KATHY MUNN took second and SHARON FLORENCE, first.
  1. On August 6, 1945, while Einstein was in Saranac Lake, a dramatic event took place proving, without a doubt, that his theory, E=mc2, was no longer just a theory. What was the event?--BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA
  2. Clarence was a regular at Dew Drop's in the 60's. He won a gold medal in the '32 summer Olympics and he starred in movies as a popular swinger. What name was he best known by and what was the swinger's name?--BUSTER CRABBE--TARZAN--
  3. The 30th President of The United States visited Saranac Lake occasionally. What church did he attend while here and what was his name?--PRESBYTERIAN--CALVIN COOLIDGE
  4. What was his vice president's name?--1923-1925-NONE---1925-1929-CHARLES DAWES---NOTE: Dawes was also a self-taught pianist and composer. His 1912 composition "Melody in A Major" became a pop song ("It's All In The Game") in 1951 when Carl Sigman added lyrics. It was recorded by Dinah Shore, Sammy Kaye, Carmen Cavallaro, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Barry Manilow, Van Morrison, Jackie DeShannon, Cliff Richard, Robert Goulet, Andy Williams, The Four Tops, The Lettermen, and in 1958 Tommy Edwards made it a hit reaching #1 for six straight weeks. The song hit #1 in Britain to boot.
  5. What Saranac Lake stuntwoman performed in many movies and Star Trek episodes?--LESLIE HOFFMAN
  6. What baseball team did Larry Doyle play for?--NY GIANTS
  7. Larry's teammate died in Saranac Lake in 1925. What was his name?--CHRISTY MATHEWSON
  8. What establishment is located where Neubauer's Market once did business?--SCHUE'S ADIRONDACK BAR
  9. Where was the ski jump in Saranac Lake located?--BLOOD HILL, WHICH IS NOW LAKE STREET HILL
  10. Where did Faye Dunaway work while in Saranac Lake?--DEW DROP INN


ANSWERS TO FEBRUARY-MARCH QUIZ

  1. What was Trudeau Sanitarium originally called? (Cottage Sanitarium)
  2. On what holiday in 1909 did the first Catholic Church in Saranac Lake burn? (St. Patrick's Day)
  3. What year was the Berkley Hotel built? (1876)
  4. What year did it burn? (1981)
  5. When was the current fire house built? (1911)
  6. What establishment is located where Lawrence's Livery once stood? (Waterhole #3)
  7. What businesses are located in the building that the Western Auto once occupied? (Snuffy's Pub, Owl's Nest, Blue Moon)
  8. What year did Don Duso rescue Albert Einstein? (1941)
  9. What famous song did Ernie Burnett write? (Melancholy Baby)
  10. Quezon City is named after the first president of the Commonwealth of the Phillipines, Manuel Quezon. What was his street address when he lived in Saranac Lake? (80 Park Ave)
  11. How many people aged 85 and over were living in Saranac Lake in the year 2000? (106)
  12. Where are the Tiffany windows, which once graced The White Fathers' Chapel, now located? (New York Historical Society Museum)
  13. In 1912 a spectacular event took place on the Bloomingdale Road, where BOCES now stands. What was it? (George Gray landing his Biplane)
  14. How many barrels could Ed Lamy jump in his prime? (12)
  15. Where was the Pontiac Rink, where he took many of his jumps, located? (Lake Flower across from Burger King )
  16. What mode of travel did the DOODANG preceed? (Snow Machine)
  17. Name the two movies produced by Fred G. Sullivan. (Cold River and The Beer Drinkers Guide to Fitness and Film Making)
  18. What was the year of the infamous Adirondack Ice Storm? (1998)
  19. What year did rail service finally return to Saranac Lake? (2000 but was here briefly for the 80's Olympics 79-80)
  20. Who is the author of "Saranac Lake Revisited"? (Shel Damsky)
  21. Where was Saranac Lake's first traffic light located? (Berkley Square)
  22. What business occupies the space once filled by the "Grand Union Hotel"? (Stewarts)




PREVIOUS TRIVIA CONTEST QUESTIONS, ANSWERS AND WINNERS



The first five folks to answer all the questions below correctly were: 2/23 KATHY MUNN, 3/6 BILLY HUGGINS, 3/29 JACK DEMATTOS, 4/3 DEE DEE (LANDRY) JONES, 4/30 STEVE AND MARTHA THOMAS.


  1. The acronym, "G.A.G.S.", was locally associated with "Disco". Was it because of the sensation felt while listening to the annoying disco music or was it an acronym for the name of a local disco joint? O.K., what does "G.A.G.S." stand for, huh?
    ANSWER: GREAT AMERICAN GARAGE SALE
  2. Where was the bar called "The Store" located and, incidentally, is there a store somewhere in the world called "The Bar"?
    ANSWER: WHERE STEWARTS IS NOW
  3. The original location of "The Door/Studio 76" was behind a building. It was originally called "THE BACK DOOR". Makes sense. Which building was it?
    ANSWER: THE OLD ENTERPRISE BUILDING
  4. Was "Dagwood's", a busy used comic book store, a barber shop catering to men with unruly hair or a great sub and pizza shop,gone but missed?
    ANSWER: SUB AND PIZZA SHOP
  5. Where could one purchase a "Pig's Dinner", "Undertaker's Delight" or an Idiot's Delight" and why would one want to? Hint: "I was a pig at the --------- Dairy Bar"!
    ANSWER: ALTAMONT
  6. Was "Doctor Y", a kindly Saranac lake veterinarian, a knowledgeable but eccentric psychiatrist or the obstreperous but strident proprietor of a once popular drinking establishment?
    ANSWER: OBSTREPEROUS PROPRIETOR. NOW OPERATES TAIL O' THE PUP
  7. Was "The Journey's End" a cozy lakeside motel, a well known Saranac Lake TB cottage or a saloon of the past?
    ANSWER: SALOON
  8. Was the "Tally Ho" an early Adirondack rifle shop, a friendly all night diner or the customary greeting used when encountering British tourists?
    ANSWER: DINER
  9. What "small" "French" restaurant was once located where "Casa Del Sol" now resides? (Yep, there's a "clue" or "two" in there somewhere.)
    ANSWER: LaPETITE RESTAURANT
  10. Was the "Berkley Stables", a classy horseback riding academy, a wild weekend saloon or the local name for the strong odor which inevitably permeated Berkley Square during Independance Day parades of long ago?
    ANSWER: BAR
  11. Was the "Coach and Four", the way Saranac Lakers travelled to the malls in Plattsburg in years gone by, a tie worn by the well dressed Adirondack guide, or a place to indulge in your favorite cocktail while standing ankle-high in peanut shells?
    ANSWER: ANOTHER BAR
  12. Was "The Minute Lunch", an Adirondack guide's expression for a quick shot of Jack Daniels, a local utterance used to describe an accidently ingested Black Fly, or a popular Saranac Lake diner of long ago?
    ANSWER: DINER
  13. Was "The Burger Family" a group of talented acrobats from Will Rogers Hospital, a name used to describe a herd of cows who have been milked dry or a place we once brought the family for red meat before McDonalds and Burger King came to town bearing strange "meat?" patties and cheap trinkets to lure the kids.
    ANSWER: GREAT BURGER PLACE
  14. Was "The Swinging Tiger", the knickname for a local hyper-active baseball player, a delightful day care facility which provided a safe environment for the children of busy tourists or was it a rowdy, although somewhat entertaining, tavern?
    ANSWER: YEP, ANOTHER BAR
  15. What eatery now occupies the space once held by the "Yum Yum Tree" and does that silly moniker still bring embarrassment to the current proprietor?
    ANSWER: BLUE MOON CAFE


The first person who correctly answers the below questions will be declared "GRAND POTENTATE OF FRIVOLOUS DATA" and his or her name will permanently appear on the page,announcing that fact.
The Grand Potentate of Frivolous Data is JIM KNIGHT!
Vice Potentate is BILL DELANEY!




  1. What was the year SLHS adopted the REDSKIN mascot?--(1949)--answered by Bill Delaney
    ALL of the following questions were answered by my very stubborn and astute ol' buddy JIM KNIGHT, who dug up even more data than I had! (The next quiz will be even HARDER, Grand Potentate Jim!)
  2. Who was the first mayor of Saranac Lake?--Seaver A. Miller
  3. Who was the first village manager?--W.E. Timmerman
  4. Who was the first police chief?-- June 20, 1892 - William F. Roberts was assigned as Police Constable for the newly incorporated Saranac Lake. June 20, 1892 - Charles Gay was assigned as Police Constable and night watchman. March 29, 1898 - John H. LaPan was assigned Police Officer and Night Watchman.



    Jacques and Alice DeMattos had the most correct answers on the below TRIVIA QUIZ.


    1. What was the name of the original S.L.winter carnival which took place in 1898?-THE PONTIAC CLUB CARNIVAL
    2. In 1915 bobsledding was on the carnival agenda.Where did it take place?-MOUNT BAKER
    3. Famous personalities were selected as royalty for many years. Who were the first local personalities to reign?-CHUCK PANDOLPH AND NORMA ALLEN
    4. What sisters served as consecutive queens?-MONA FOBARE ('73) PEGGY TOOHEY ('74)
    5. What mother and son team served as royalty?-RON AND MILLIE KEOUGH (FATHER GENE KEOUGH WAS KING IN '76)




      1. What was the first incorporated village in the ADIRONDACKS? (SARANAC LAKE,1892)
      2. Where was the first national bank in the ADIRONDACKS? (ADIRONDACK NATIONAL BANK)
      3. Who established the first phone service in SARANAC LAKE? (J.M. BULL,1880)
      4. What two SARANAC LAKE hospitals co-existed in 1914?(GENERAL HOSPITAL OF SARANAC LAKE and RECEPTION HOSPITAL)
      5. What three newspapers were circulating in SARANAC LAKE in 1918?(THE ENTERPRISE,THE ITEM and THE SARANAC LAKE NEWS)
      6. In 1920 two theaters vied for local viewers. Name them.(PONTIAC THEATER,COLONIAL THEATER)
      7. Why is Academy Street so-named?(SLHS WAS ONCE LOCATED THERE)
      8. What dairy once occupied the SARANAC LAKE GOLF COURSE?(MEADOWBROOK FARMS)
      9. Where was BLOODS HOTEL?(AT THE PRESENT SITE OF RIVERSIDE PARK. LATER CALLED THE RIVERSIDE HOTEL)
      10. Who killed bartender and owner, GEORGE BERKLEY?(CHARLIE BROWN,1888)




      ADIRONDACK HERMITS
      1. What was NOAH RONDEAU'S occupation before becoming a hermit?-- HE WAS A BARBER
      2. What company did his father work for?--JJ ROGERS
      3. Where is NOAH buried?--N. ELBA CEMETERY
      4. What did NOAH call the kettle of unidentified ingredients he always kept boiling on his makeshift range?--EVERLASTING SLAM BANG STEW
      5. What did he call the structure he resided in?--THE COLD BROOK TOWN HALL (POPULATION ONE)
      6. What river did he use for his refrigerator?--COLD RIVER
      7. Who was THE HERMIT OF AMPERSAND MOUNTAIN?--WALTER RICE
      8. What was OLD MOUNTAIN PHELPS' real name?--ORSON
      9. Where was "ADIRONDACK HARRY" RADFORD born?--NY CITY
      10. How did "ADIRONDACK HARRY" meet his demise?--KILLED BY AN ANGRY ANUIT ESKIMO


      10/26 The Saturday night gang,Donnie and Annie Fina, Marge Lamy, Kay and Marv Best are the first in with all the answers on the hermit quiz!! Marv solved the last question when he recalled stumbling onto a monument on Ampersand Mountain. It didn't seem significant to him at the time but he stored the name away in a file in his mind to be opened when needed. That's one of the secrets of a true trivia buff. The other is to be real stubborn.




      1. What is the oldest restaurant in Saranac Lake?-- THE BELVEDERE
      2. The oldest insurance company?-- C.J. AYERS
      3. The oldest hotel? HOTEL SARANAC
      4. The oldest pharmacy?-- POST OFFICE PHARMACY
      5. Where is "Peck's Corners"?-- CROSSING AT ROUTE 86 AND CR 47(old Lake Colby Rd)
      6. What is Meagher Lake/Pine Pond now known as?-- MOODY POND
      7. What famous building was the Harrietstown Town Hall patterned after?-- PHILADELPHIA TOWN HALL
      8. Name one local stagecoach driver from the 1800's who's name still carries on?-- TUFFIELD LaTOUR
      9. How many islands are there on Lower Saranac Lake?-- 52
      10. What year did the village manager form of government begin in Saranac Lake?-- 1929




      How many of you remember the buildings that were located along River Street before the road was widened? Name at least twenty of the residences and businesses which once lined the lake.

      ANSWERS TO RIVER STREET QUIZ!!

      1. Mike's Garage
      2. Gladd and Leaper
      3. Miner's Garage
      4. Thomas Boat Lines
      5. Tyson's Diner
      6. Beach
      7. Brewster's Garage
      8. Marty's Store and Diner
      9. Martell's Garage
      10. Lakeview Bar and Grill
      11. Donnelly's Grocery
      12. Fina residence
      13. Lamy residence
      14. Cole residence
      15. Reibel's Cottages
      16. Lavery's Garage
      17. Beardsley Apartments
      18. Armory
      19. Lakeside Garage
      20. Charlie Keough's Marina
      21. Gero's Upholstery
      22. McNamara's Dry Cleaning
      23. Frank Hicks' Fix It Shop
      24. Eldred Gauthier house
      25. Web's Liquor Store
      26. Terry Carters house
      27. Gladys Heath's house
      28. Doris Landry's house
      29. Delancett's Garage
      30. Chabbot's Grocery
      31. Laura's Diner
      The first four sets of answers sent in were from:
      1. JOEL AND SUSAN GARWOOD
      2. MURIEL AND STEVE PAYE
      3. THE SATURDAY NIGHT GANG
      4. KATHY MUNN
      CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GREAT MEMORIES,GUYS!!



      HERE'S A QUIZ FOR YOU OLD TIMERS WITH GOOD MEMORIES. IT WAS SENT IN BY RICH EMPEROR! THE ANSWERS ARE BELOW.
      1. Can anyone name the prominent S.L. physician who's waiting room in Church Street offices was lined with glass cases of stuffed song birds of all types?
      2. Can anyone name the final carol sung in the 50's when the SLHS Glee Club went Christmas Caroling and why?
      3. Anyone recall why there was a live "Billy Goat" up on Lake Street in 50's?
      4. Anyone remember the Saranac Laker who kept a live cougar as a house pet?

      5. Anyone recall the Saranac Lake family who were a bit over the top for cats. Their home had a room for cats, with bunk beds, high chairs for maids feeding, etc. Also the monument base may still be in the back yard marking the burial site of a favorite cat named Rat who was laid to rest in a coffin with ceremony.

      O.K. HERE ARE THE ANSWERS TO RICH EMPERORS QUIZ!!
      1. Dr. Charles C. Trembley
      2. Last stop was Camp Intermission and the carol for Mrs. William Morris was "No Business Like Show Business"
      3. Mascot for football team at Eagle's Nest
      4. C. Quesnel
      5. the C. M. Palmers