Monday, September 15, 2014

Remarkable Lake County -- Mentor-opoly

The City of Mentor may have just celebrated its 50th anniversary but its history dates back to 1797 when it was first settled.  The timeline of Mentor includes many important dates and facts.  Today you will find a thoroughly incomplete and brief sampling of but ten questions.  How well do you know Mentor?

1.  In 1942 Fire Station #1 on Jackson Street was constructed.  Although it is no longer an active station, it does serve the city as an important historical landmark.  What is its current use?

2.  In 1973 the Cleveland Museum of Natural History donated 619 acres to Mentor.  What is this area now known as to community residents?

3.  In 1961 it opened and was the first of its kind in the U.S.  Name it...

4.  In 1868 it was built as the Hart Nut and Washer Company.  In 1891 it became the Mentor Knitting Mills.  What product was made there and sold nationally to retailers?

5.  In 1914 it became the second school in Mentor.  Located literally yards away from an earlier school site, the building is still intact today. Its doors closed less than a decade ago. Name the school...

6.  Gramma 'G' was directly responsible for this business district becoming a reality in the location / street?

7.  Founded in 1921 this nursery was not Mentor's first but by 1958 it was Mentor's and the Midwest's largest rose grower and supplier.  It sat near the current MHS site.  Name the nursery owner...

8.  In 1899 the Salvation Army established its first camp in the U.S. in Mentor.  What was its name?

9.  Mentor derives its name from Greek literature.  Mentor was the tutor to the son of Odysseus.  Name the son...

10.  In 1876 James A. Garfield purchased the original 1832 home of Col. Corning.  What was the name of this farm located on Mentor Avenue?  It has undergone many changes and is now a NHS presidential home.

answers-  1.  Mentor Fire Dept. Museum   2.  Mentor Marsh   3.  Great Lakes Mall   4.  underwear  5.  Center Street School   6.   Tyler Blvd. Business District  7.  Gerard K. Klyn   8.  Camp Fort Herrick    9.  Telemachus   10.  Dickey Farm

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