2005 Trivia Questions

at Katy Trail State Park

Day 1 - June 20, 2005 - Clinton to Pilot Grove

  1. What is a lek?
    • It is a mating area (booming ground) for prairie chickens.
  2. Where was the Maple Leaf Club located?
    • Sedalia (Scott Joplin named the Maple Leaf Rag after it.)
  3. What was the dominant American Indian tribe in this area?
    • Osage
  4. What industry dominated Henry County, especially around Lewis?
    • Coal
  5. Which trailhead town was called “Jugtown,” and why?
    • Calhoun, because of the pottery factories
  6. What is the highest point on the Katy Trail?
    • 955 feet, near Bryson

Day 2 - June 21, 2005 - Pilot Grove to Hartsburg

  1. What is the name of the line of bluffs between Rocheport and McBaine?
    • Manitou Bluffs
  2. Which two people have been the most important financial supporters of Katy Trail State Park?
    • Edward and Pat Jones
  3. What was the name of the river port that connected Columbia to the Missouri River via a plank road?
    • Providence Was it considered a success? No
  4. What is the name of the hill that descends into Boonville?
    • Lard Hill

Day 3 - June 22, 2005 - Hartsburg to Hermann

  1. Name the years of three major Missouri River floods marked on Standing Rock.
    • 1903, 1923, 1935, 1943, 1944, 1947, 1993
  2. Who painted “A Social History of Missouri” in the Missouri State Capitol?
    • Thomas Hart Benton
  3. What is the meaning of Cote Sans Dessein?
    • Hill without design/purpose (located nine miles east of North Jefferson)
  4. What was the flood peak in 1993 in Jefferson City?
    • 38.6 feet

Day 4 - June 23, 2005 - Hermann to Augusta

  1. What was the name of the final Euro-American outpost the Lewis and Clark expedition stopped at in 1804?
    • La Charrette (near present-day Marthasville)
  2. Where are Daniel and Rebecca Boone now buried?
    • Frankfort, Ky.
  3. How many men started the Lewis and Clark expedition after final recruitment in St. Charles?
    • 45

Day 5 - June 24, 2005 - Augusta to St. Charles

  1. Did Lewis and Clark meet Daniel Boone?
    • No, though the expedition stopped at Boone Settlement.
  2. What was the first name of St. Charles?
    • Les Petites Cotes (Little Hills)
  3. Which St. Charles company produced railroad cars?
    • American Car & Foundry (AC&F)
  4. Where was Missouri’s first state capital, and when?
    • St. Charles, 1821-26