Duluth Trivia Deck Sampler #8

Below are more questions from a Duluth Trivia Deck I found at Savers. I’m not using all the questions in this deck in my series of posts, by the way. Some are clearly dated., e.g. “How many banks are in Duluth?” The answer will no longer be accurate. Also, some are clearly designed to promote a business.

1. How long is the Blatnik Bridge?

2. Who was John A. Blatnik?

3. The actor Tom Price portrayed a popular role in 1985 in Duluth. What part did he play?

4.  How many branch libraries are there in Duluth — at the time this card deck was produced?

5.  Due to a power failure, who was stuck in the Holiday Center glass elevator for one-half hour on October 23, 1985?

6.  Name the person who has been mayor of Duluth, director of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, and in the state legislature?

7.  What Duluth mayor came to prominence over a confrontation with a gasoline distribution company?

8.  What was the first name of the Duluth Junior League organization?

1. 1.5 miles

2. Congressman from Minnesota’s 8th District

3. Henry Brick

4. Four — which one did we lose?

5. Bill Knoblauch — but who was Bill Knoblauch?

6. Ben Boo

7. John Fedo

8.  King’s Daughter’s Society



about 3 years ago

According to one Tennessee newspaper, in 1985 Bill Knoblauch was the U.S. Customs Service Director in Duluth. I think at the time the game was made that would have been an easy question, so long as you were in the Holiday Center that day and an acquaintance of Bill Knoblauch, as was most likely the case for the writer of the question.

David Beard

about 3 years ago

[Smiles at humor of above, and helpfulness of above above.]

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