Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019

Marin Trivia, Part II: Answers

By Carol Acquaviva · June 17, 2019

Civic Center Post Office, from the Administration Building Dedication Brochure, 1962 <span>&copy; Anne T. Kent Room </span>

Civic Center Post Office, from the Administration Building Dedication Brochure, 1962

Daily Independent Journal, September 24, 1962 <span>&copy;  </span> Marvelous Marin brochure, circa 1940 <span>&copy; Anne T. Kent Room </span>

Here are the answers to last week's trivia quiz.

1.  What original feature of the Marin County Civic Center Post Office is no longer there?

b. A decorative globe

Half of the gold-leafed decorative globe comprised part of the exterior facade, and half was on the inside of the post office's front lobby. The globe was vandalized early on, and never replaced. The Civic Center Post Office opened on May 26, 1962.


 2.  Match the Marin high school with the name of its school newspaper. (One title is used by two schools.)

a. Terra Linda High School - The Voice

b. Branson School -  The Blazer

c. Tamalpais High School - The Red ‘N’ White

d. Novato High School -  The Swarm

e. Marin Catholic - The Roar

f. Redwood High School  - The Bark

g. Marin Academy - The Voice


3.  Arequipa is a city in southwestern Peru. Arequipa also was the name of a woman’s tuberculosis sanatorium in Fairfax, founded in 1911.  There are at least two theories as to the meaning of the word “Arequipa.” Choose the two theories in the list below.

b. "Yes, Stay" and e. "The Place Beyond the Peak of the Mountain."  Source: Wikipedia and Ministerio de Salud del Peru.

To learn more about Arequipa, please join us on Monday, September 6th for Lynn Downey's presentation, "Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California's Lung Resort for Women," which coincides with the publication of her book on the topic.


4.  In 1927, “Marvelous Marin, Inc.” a countywide chamber of commerce group, announced it would be erecting billboards with which slogan?

d. “Live Where You Play”

The billboards were removed two years later by Marvelous Marin, Inc. in 1929. 


5.  Marin County adopted an ordinance in 1902 which regulated the use of automobiles, requiring safety devices like horns and lights, and specifying a maximum speed (10 mph). According to this ordinance, when the driver of a car and a person on horseback were to meet, who had the right-of-way?

Automobiles were required to stop within 300 feet of any “vehicle propelled by animal power” and allow the horse or stage to pass. Source: Ordinance  No. 121, Sec. 4.


6.  The Alto Tunnel, opened in 1884, connects which two areas of Marin?

The Alto Tunnel connects the city of Mill Valley & the town of Corte Madera.


7.  On September 23, 1962, about 128,000 Marin County residents lined up to each eat a sugar cube. Why?

The successful “K.O. Polio” public health campaign delivered the Sabin oral Polio vaccine (via a sugar cube), distributed from Marin General Hospital, to individuals all over Marin. This heavily-promoted event coincided with similar initiative around the Bay area, and beyond.


8.  Autodesk, Inc., founded in 1982 in Mill Valley, created the most popular design and drafting software of its time. What is the name of this software program? (Hint: It includes part of the company’s name in its title.)

AutoCAD (Computer Aided Design).


How did you do?

Looking for more Marin trivia? Check out our previous quiz.

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