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FROM THE PAST!
Do you remember this building in
Do know where it is located?
Answers to the trivia questions
can come from anywhere, EXCEPT the webmaster or Jill!
Submit your answers to the
webmaster for a chance to win dinner for two at the beautiful Cove
Restaurant....er...uh...ok, maybe not....but the winner can
claim bragging rights! In case of a tie, a sudden death
question shall be submitted to each winning contestant, and the
first contestant providing the correct answer shall be declared
- Look carefully at the above
photograph. Name the year in which that photo was
taken? This building is known as
the Canada Building, and is located at 120 South Meridian
Street, next to Bob Oliver's law office. The photo was
taken in 1968. Robert L. Rock was Lt. Governor of
Indiana at the time and lost his bid for Governor.
- In what year was Winchester
founded? Although differing
opinions can be found, most agree Winchester was founded in
- What was the mascot for the old
Winchester High School? Yellow
- When was the Soldiers and Sailors
Monument erected in Winchester, IN?
- In what year was the Courthouse
clock tower removed? 1954.
A very sad moment in Winchester history.
- In 1947, what event was created in
Winchester to raise money for rheumatic fever research?
The Pumpkin Festival.
- What yearly Winchester event grew
from the answer to question 6?
- Who is the current Mayor of
Winchester? Steve Croyle.
- In what year was the old Lee L.
Driver High School demolished?
- At one time, there were two 5 and
10 stores in Winchester. Can you name them?
Graft's and G. C. Murphy's.
- Morrisey's Shoe Store was located
on the east side of the courthouse square. The
specific type of children's shoes sold there were called
Buster Brown. Where did Buster Brown live?
In a shoe.
- Buster Brown did not live alone.
Who lived with him? His dog,
- Best's Grocery was located on the
north side of the courthouse square. Name at least one
item a child would find interesting in this store.
Bulk chocolate candy - fish - turtles.
There may be more, but frankly, I never got past those 3
- Name at least two of the four drug
stores downtown which had a soda fountain.
Homer Waltz' -
Leonard's - Reed's - Wally Haines'.
- What was Green River?
Lime fountain drink.
- What was the name of the store,
located on the east side of the square, in which we all
purchased our 45s and 33 1/3s? (No extra credit, but
can you name the first record you ever purchased?)
- How much was a gallon of gas in
- Name all of the elementary schools
that existed during our school years within the city limits?
Central - Morton - Willard - Baker.
- What was the name of the
restaurant located on Washington Street owned by the family
of a class member who would later become an internationally
known coin dealer? Rainbow
What are the words to the Driver
High School Fight Song? Sing
a song, loud and long, DHS. Go, go, go, go, go,
go, she's a winner. She's known from the East to
the West. She will fight to victory. Let's
high schools remember her name. As an omen of fear
and disaster. She's know for her worth and her
fame. That she will beat them, she'll defeat them,
Driver High School. Fight!
November 4 is
Election Day. Although the above photo denotes a specific
political party, please know that it is JUST A PHOTO. We
do not wish to discuss politics through this website. We
DO, however, encourage everyone to vote, as many brave men and
women have given their lives to preserve that privilege for you.
It takes so little time, and such a small effort from you,
considering the effort our military expended. No matter
what party with which you are affiliated, please exercise your
right to VOTE.