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Feb 08, 2016




ALBUQUERQUE TRIVIA. How Well Do You Know the City in Which You Live? Take the Challenge!. Albuquerque Trivia. When was the University of New Mexico established in Albuquerque? ANSWER: UNM was founded in 1889 and held classes in a building at Railroad Avenue (now Central) and Edith. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


ALBUQUERQUE TRIVIAHow Well Do You Know the City in Which You Live?

Take the Challenge!Albuquerque TriviaWhen was the University of New Mexico established in Albuquerque?

ANSWER: UNM was founded in 1889 and held classes in a building at Railroad Avenue (now Central) and Edith.NM History 20122Albuquerque TriviaWas the Ku Klux Klan ever present in Albuquerque?

ANSWER: Yes. On September 5, 1923, the KKK staged a cross burning east of UNM. The cross was reportedly 25 feet tall.NM History. COLLINS. 20123Albuquerque TriviaWhat was Albuquerques first bottled water?

In the 1880s, Adolph Harsch began bottling and selling water from Coyote Springs in the Manzano Mountains.NM History 20124Albuquerque TriviaWhat two hotels became social centers after 1900?

The Alvarado Hotel, completed in 1902 at a cost of $200,000, was considered the finest railroad hotel of its time. It became the center of the city. In August 1923, the eight-story Franciscan Hotel, at 6th Street and Central, was another center. NM History 20125Albuquerque TriviaWhen was the first All Indian Pueblo Council?

In 1922, the All Indian Pueblo Council was organized.NM History 20126Albuquerque TriviaWhen did the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center first open in Albuquerque?

In 1976, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center opened for the benefit of Pueblo People and to educate the community about Pueblo Culture. Its main building was modeled after Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon.

NM History 20127Albuquerque TriviaWho was the first sheriff of Bernalillo County and Albuquerques first Lawman after American occupation?

It was Juan Antonio Aragon, appointed by Governor Bent in December, 1846. He served as Sheriff until 1851.NM History 20128Albuquerque TriviaWhat was another name for the Nob Hill Shopping Center?

Locals call the Nob Hill Shopping Center Weigelmans folly when it opened in 1947. It was the first retail development outside of Downtown, and people thought Developer R.G. Weigelman was crazy to build so far away.NM History 20129Albuquerque TriviaWhen did Apaches and Navajos begin raiding Albuquerque-area pueblos?

Raiding occurred as early as 1450 and continued for nearly four centuries through the 1870s.NM History 201210Albuquerque TriviaWho was Albuquerques patron saint?

The founding Spanish Governor chose San Francisco, but the viceroy, after whom Albuquerque was named, wanted San Felipe to honor the new King of Spain, Felipe V. The viceroy got his wishes.NM History 201211Albuquerque TriviaWhen did Albuquerque get her first suburbs?

By 1750, Albuquerque had such satellite communities as Corrales, Los Griegos, Los Montoyas, and Los Gallegos. NM History 201212Albuquerque TriviaWhen was Albuquerque named an All-American City?

The National Municipal League named the city All-American in 1958, based primarily on the spectacular urban growth of that decade.

NM History 201213Albuquerque TriviaWhen Albuquerque celebrated its 250th birthday in 1956, what special gift was presented by the eighteenth Duke of Albuquerque?

The Duke presented the city with a REPOSTERO or tapestry.NM History 201214REPOSTERO from Duke

NM History 201215Albuquerque TriviaHow many Pueblo Indians were in Albuquerque in 1706?

None. In the 1540s, Spaniards found several pueblos in the Middle Rio Grande Valley when they arrived. By the 1580s, many were abandoned, and after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, returning Spaniards found the rest abandoned.

NM History 201216Albuquerque TriviaWhat was the impact of diseases brought by Europeans on Albuquerque?

In 1805, 87% of the 6,930 residents had contracted smallpox at some time. In 1810, after a cure was discovered, Dr. Cristobal Larranaga began vaccinating Albuquerqueans.NM History 201217Albuquerque TriviaWho was the first African-American to be elected to the Legislature?

Lenton Malry, who represented Albuquerque from 1968-1978, was the first African-American elected to the Legislature.NM History 201218Albuquerque TriviaWhat New Mexico Senator has a statue in the Capitol Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. and was also honored with a stamp in the Great American series?

Dennis Chavez (1888-1962) was honored with a statue in 1966 and a stamp in 1991.NM History 201219

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Dennis ChavezAlbuquerque TriviaWhen did the first Indian Hospital open in Albuquerque?

The Indian Sanatorium was built by the Indian Service in 1934 and provided free treatment to Indian Tuberculosis patients. The Bernalillo County Indian Hospital opened next door in 1954.

NM History 201221Albuquerque TriviaHow did Albuquerque lose her second Marshall?

On November 20, 1886, Albuquerques second Marshall, Robert McGuire, was shot dead while trying to apprehend two outlaws. He died a few days later.NM History 201222Albuquerque TriviaHow many of Albuquerques founders were of African descent?

Of the 22 heads of households who settled here, 5 were identified as Negro or mulato.NM History 201223Albuquerque TriviaAlbuquerque was one of the first to pass which civil rights law?

On February 12, 1952, after heated debate, Albuquerque became one of the first cities to pass an ordinance barring discrimination in public places because of race, creed, or ancestry.NM History 201224Albuquerque TriviaWhat is the state motto of New Mexico?

CRESCIT EUNDO which translates to It Grows as it Goes and was used on the first Great Seal of 1851.NM History 201225Albuquerque TriviaNM History 201226Albuquerque TriviaNM History 201227Albuquerque TriviaNM History 201228Albuquerque TriviaNM History 201229Albuquerque TriviaNM History 201230Albuquerque TriviaNM History 201231Albuquerque TriviaNM History 201232Albuquerque TriviaNM History 201233