In the midst of the lazy, hazy days of summer, or as columnist Allan Fotheringham observed, a time when, much to the chagrin of the newsroomers, there seems to be more newsprint on hand than news, we offer our first local trivia quiz to hopefully fill the void.
1. Name of the business that had Cornwall's first indoor pool. A banquet hall replaced the pool.
2. This Second Street West restaurant was a favourite after-school hangout for teens in the 1960s.
3. Sydney Street dance hall popular in the 1950s.
4. Church at First and Sydney streets.
5. Crusty city cop who was a fixture at Pitt and Second streets.
6. How did hockey and lacrosse legend Edouard Lalonde get the nickname Newsy?
7. Cornwall native who coached the Boston Bruins to a Stanley Cup in the 1928-29 season.
8. The only Cornwall police officer to be killed on duty.
9. Cornwall nursing school operated by a Catholic sisterhood.
10. This city native was the first president of the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority.
11. Retired world heavyweight boxing champion who refereed a professional wrestling match in Cornwall on May 3, 1949.
12. On Dec. 11, 1976 a crowd of 5,500 packed the Ed Lumley Arena to see this sports event. It was the largest crowd to see an indoor sports event in Cornwall's history. What was the event?
13. The Royals won three Memorial Cups - 1972, 1980 and 1981 - and each time a Royal was named tournament MVP. They were ....?
14. Last convicted murderer to be hanged in Cornwall.
15. This Cornwall native, a graduate of CCVS, became mayor of Toronto.
16. This family-owned dairy was on Third Street East, between Amelia and Adolphus streets.
17. Name of the Lost Village (a hamlet) along Highway 2 two miles west of Cornwall, when Cumberland Street marked the westerly city limit.
18. Fluoridation was introduced into Cornwall's water system in a) 1956, b) 1962, c) 1969, d) 1974?
19. Dundas native who served as Ontario's Attorney-General in 1960s?
20. This Victoria Cross recipient called Lancaster Township home where he worked on a farm.
1. The Paragon Motel (now Murphy's Inn).
2. Shirley's Restaurant operated by the MacDonald family.
3. Pearson's dance hall. Its official name was Pearson's Central Ballroom.
4. St. Paul's United Church, torn down to make room for Cornwall Square parking garage in 1978. The congregation didn't go far, joining Knox United Church just up the street.
5. The legendary Sgt. Davey McCracken whose booming voice drove fear into the hearts of wayward pedestrians and motorists.
6. As a teenager, he had been an apprentice printer at the weekly newspaper The Cornwall Standard.
7. Cy Denneny. He retired soon after the 1928-29 season to become an NHL on-ice official. He was back behind the bench in 1932 as coach of the Ottawa Senators for one season. In 1998, The Hockey News named Denneny one of the 100 greatest professional hockey players. He was ranked 62nd. Denneny was inducted into the NHL Hockey of Fame in 1959.
8. St. Joseph's School of Nursing.
9. Special Constable John Robert Davey was shot and killed on Sept. 6, 1892. He was 47.
10. Lionel Chevrier. He also served as a powerful cabinet minister in the Liberal government.
11. Jack Dempsey, nicknamed the Manessa Mauler, was world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. Boxing writers list him as one of the five greatest pro boxers of all time. His real name was William Harrison Dempsey.
12. They came to see the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters basketball troupe play the Washington Generals.
13. Goaltender Richard Brodeur (1972), defenceman Dave Ezard (1980) and Dale Hawerchuk (1981).
14. Peter Balcombe was executed on May 25, 1954 for murdering Marie Carrier and dumping her body in a ditch six miles north of Iroquois. At the time, Balcombe was a lieutenant in the Canadian Army.
15. Nathan Phillips. The square outside Toronto city hall bears his name.
16. Daisy Dairy.
17. The hamlet of Maple Grove which was settled in 1784. During construction of the Seaway its cemetery was moved not far away to a site on Vincent Massey Drive.
19. Fred McIntosh Cass who also served as Speaker of the Legislature. He was Progressive Conservative MPP for Grenville-Dundas from 1955-1971, when he retired.
20. Claude Nunney, killed in World War One. He was 25. As a homeless youth, he had come to Canada from Ireland and found work on a Lancaster Township farm before joining the army. He also was awarded the Military Medal.