By John Peel
Herald Features Editor
Everyone knows that the U.S. Constitution was created in Philadelphia.
Were all aware that the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 took place in Chicago.
And youve by now figured out whos buried in Grants tomb.
But do you know everything?
Do you know where Seabiscuit achieved his greatest glory?
Do you know where an arrest warrant was issued for singer Jim Morrison for lewd and lascivious behavior after a wild live performance?
And yes, Ulysses Grant is entombed in his tomb, but where is it?
Coming at you hard and fast today is a GeoQuiz about the sites of some of this countrys most famous and infamous events.
(Answers on Page 5E.)
1. So about Grants Tomb, more properly called the General Grant National Memorial. Ulysses S. Grant, the famous Civil War general and 18th U.S. president, actually shares the space with his wife, Julia Grant. Its in the Morningside Heights section overlooking the Hudson River in this famous, bustling city. Name that city.
2. Carry Nation rose to fame from 1900 to 1910 by attacking saloons with a hatchet in an effort to curb drinking. Shed smash things up a bit, sometimes accompanied by other, hymn-singing women, and often be arrested. In what Midwest state, where you find cities such as Liberal and Emporia and Leavenworth, did Carry do her thing?
3. Jim Morrison was known for getting a little drunk and crazy in concert. Carry Nation certainly would have disapproved. On March 2, 1969, the Doors lead singer supposedly exposed his private parts in a concert in this city famous for its Ocean Drive and South Beach. It has the countrys seventh-largest metropolitan area.
4. In 1901, President William McKinley came to this city in New York state to attend the Pan American Expo. Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, came to the same city because he wanted to kill the president. He was successful. Name the states second-most-populated city, where, coincidentally, President Millard Fillmore was buried.
5. Rosa Parks rose to fame when she refused to vacate her bus seat for a white man in this Southern capital. Its only 56 miles from here to Auburn.
6. Seabiscuit was a horse that captured the nations hearts in the late 1930s because he was ungainly for a thoroughbred but had great courage and still won a bunch of races. In 1938, he took on War Admiral in a match race in this state where you find the U.S. Naval Academy.
7. John Brown and his radical abolitionist friends stormed into Harpers Ferry in 1859 and attempted to get slaves to revolt. It didnt quite work out, and he was hanged for treason. Harpers Ferry is now in what state, whose capital is Charleston?
8. Womens suffrage got its first big boost in 1869 when this then-territory gave women the right to vote. This rectangular chunk of America now is The Equality State.
9. The Hindenburg, a zeppelin that might as well have been made of lead, crashed in 1937 in Lakehurst, a city in this state. Lakehurst is almost due east of Philadelphia.
10. Believe it or not, the Denver Broncos were once good enough to not only play in the Super Bowl, but win it. Name the city on the Mexican border where they won the first of two successive Super Bowls.