New Castle Trivia, 8-16-19

Question: The largest company in Chappaqua itself was the Chappaqua Shoe Factory on North Greeley Avenue, which employed both men and women, and even children as well. From what year to what year did this business exist?

Answer:  1885-1900

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

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New Castle Trivia, 8-9-19

Question: The largest industry in Chappaqua in the Gilded Age was an eyeglasses manufacturer which, from 1874-1888, was one of the foremost manufacturers in the United States. What was the name of the manufacturer?

Answer: Spencer Optical Manufacturing Company

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

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New Castle Trivia, 8-2-19

Question: The building in Millwood now occupied by Ana’s Nail salon was, in the post-Civil War period, a general store owned by whom?

Answer: George Allen

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

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New Castle Trivia, 7-26-19

Question: An agricultural machinery dealership occupied the largest building in Chappaqua, which was specifically built for that purpose. What was the name of the man who had it built?

Answer: Edward S. Quinby

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New Castle Trivia, 7-19-19

Question: In the post-Civil War period, three men with the surname Tompkins owned stores in Chappaqua. What were their first names?

Answer: Wright, Charles, and Amos

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

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New Castle Trivia, 7-12-19

Question: In 1881, a railroad system was extended through New Castle – what was the name of that railroad?

Answer: New York and Northern Railroad

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

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New Castle Trivia, 7-5-19

Question: During the Civil War, anti-draft riots abounded and many places, such as Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune office, were attacked – and the office was nearly burned. It has been told that rioters even reached his home in Chappaqua and threatened to burn it, leading to his wife, Mary Greeley, stockpiling gunpowder and threatening to blow up the house if they tried. When did these anti-draft riots occur?

Answer: July 10-15, 1863

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

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New Castle Trivia, 6-28-19

Question: In what year did the Greeley family move to the house on King Street, which now serves as the headquarters for the New Castle Historical Society?

Answer: 1864

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

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New Castle Trivia, 6-21-19

Question: What was the name of Horace Greeley’s first residence in Chappaqua?

Answer: The House in the Woods

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New Castle Trivia, 6-14-19

Question: How many acres did Horace Greeley purchase in Chappaqua for his summer home?

Answer: 78

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New Castle Trivia, 6-7-19

Question: In about 1817, a tavern was constructed in what would become Millwood, leading to its birth as a hamlet in New Castle. What was the name of the tavern?

Answer: Granite House Inn and Tavern

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

New Castle Trivia, 5-31-19

Question: In 1828/1829, the Quakers divided into two sects – what were the names of these sects?

Answer: Hicksites and Orthodox

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.