In September, IN|Fort Wayne readers were challenged to learn about local history by participating in a scavenger hunt. Readers visited five locations and answered 10 trivia questions for a chance to win two passes to the History Center and a $25 gift card for Tucanos Brazilian Grill.
Thanks to all the readers who participated and congratulations to our winners: Nancy Simmonds; Phil McCague, Cari Ocock, and Kaleb McCague; and Ann and Don Marqueling.
Read on to learn the answers to the local history scavenger hunt.
1. The first fort commanded the shortest portage between the St. Lawrence and Mississippi water systems.
2. Native Americans called the portage the “Glorious Gate.”
3. The bucket is filled with cement/concrete.
4. The monument at the old well was erected in 1960.
5. There are two chimneys on the Commander’s Quarters.
6. Sunflowers, beans, corn and squash are among the plants grown in the garden plots outside the Old Fort’s walls.
7. Red cedar, redosier dogwood, purple coneflower and grasses were important to the spiritual and daily needs of the Miamis.
8. Four rocks mark a council ring.
9. The monument depicts seven people.
10. The monument is dedicated to the memory of Major John Wyllys and his brave soldiers.