A). One well-known Idahoan from the Twentieth Century was Farris Lind. He was known for a lot of things. Which one of this was true about Mr. Lind?
- He invented the popular carnival ride that was named after him.
- He flew the first air mail route in the nation out of Boise.
- He was once named Handicapped American of the Year.
- He patented the first cathode ray tube, the heart of broadcast television.
B). Holden Bowler, who grew up in the Magic Valley, held a unique distinction. What was it?
- A friend of his used his first name for a character in a wildly popular novel called, Catcher in the Rye.
- He made the first trek across what would become Craters of the Moon National Monument—with his dog!
- He invented Teflon.
- He saw a UFO and his story about it coined the term “flying saucer.”
C). Which one of the following are NOT associated with Edward Pulaski?
- He invented the firefighting tool that bears his name.
- He saved many men by leading them into a tunnel and pulling a gun on them to make them stay during the great 1910 fire.
- He pioneered the use of chemical retardants in fighting forest fires.
- He was at one time a miner, a railroad worker, and a ranch foreman.
D). Which of the following are NOT associated with D.C. Updyke?
- He was the first Sherriff of Ada County.
- He ran one of the first livery stables in Boise.
- He was hanged by vigilantes.
- He had the first telephone in Boise.
E). What was Joseph C. Rich famous for?
- He managed Bear Lake State Park for 50 years.
- He discovered the Minnetonka Cave in Bear Lake County.
- He invented the story about the Bear Lake Monster.
- He was a mountain man. Mountain Fawn Unit of Bear Lake State Park is named after him.
How did you do?
5 right—Why aren’t you writing this blog?
4 right—A true Idaho native, no matter where you’re from.
3 right—Good! Treat yourself to some French fries.
2 right—Okay! Eat more potatoes!
1 right—Meh. You need to read more blog posts.
0 right—Really, you should reconsider your recent relocation.