Local history contest is no trivial pursuit

June 14, 2005

So you think you know Washington County?

The Herald-Mail will award $50 to the person with the most correct answers to our local trivia contest.

Don't worry. Herald-Mail employees - including five-time Jeopardy! champion Bob Fleenor - and their relatives are not eligible to participate.

Here are some other rules:

· If there's a tie, one winner will be drawn randomly from those who qualify.

· Entries are due by 5 p.m. Friday, July 1. Mail your answers with your full name, address and daytime phone number to Lifestyle trivia contest, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741, or bring your answers to 100 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown, or send your answers via e-mail to

· photograph of and interview with the winner, along with the correct answers, will be published in an upcoming Sunday Lifestyle section.


The questions are:

1. Which high school in Washington County was the last to win an athletic state championship?

2. Which general led the Union army at the Battle of Antietam?

3. Who started one of the nation's first commuter air services, The Hagerstown Commuter?

4. How many South Atlantic League championships have the Hagerstown Suns won?

5. In 1965 the Washington County Free Library moved to 100 S. Potomac St. What is the address of the building the library vacated?

6. What motion picture seen in movie theaters was filmed at The Maryland Theatre?

7. What Hagerstown mayor brokered cooperation between city, state and federal governments and two railroad companies to build railroad overpasses, easing access to the Hub City's West End and the West?

8. Of Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Funkstown, Hagerstown, Hancock, Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Smithsburg and Williamsport, which was incorporated most recently?

9. What crop is grown by the most Washington County farms?

10. Which Hagerstown high school has the most wins in the North-South football rivalry?

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