A Quiz for students
Return to: Historical
Over the years we’ve written about many
subjects. Now we’re asking how much you know about area history,
especially township history. Some of these questions are difficult - and
you probably can’t find all the answers on the Internet.
In the late 1880’s a teenager working as
a water boy with local men on township roads would earn how much a day?
50¢? 75¢? $1.00?
What does the expression “proving up”
What is a “sky pilot”?
Why don’t some northern Minnesota
counties have townships?
In the early 1900’s townships had three
more officials than they do now. Can you name them?
What does REA stand for?
In the 1850’s government surveyors
reported Linden trees on township land. What are these?
In the late 1880’s how did area pioneers
with irregular mail and little access to newspapers learn about the
pending incorporation of four townships into one named Canosia?
What is a corduroy road?
What is a “sad iron”?
In 1857 the government surveyor found a
“townsite’ named Canosia in this area. Where was it located?
What is a “cookee”?
What was “cross haul” log loading in the
The earliest land records mention
“scrip”. What was it?
What was the earliest name for the Miller
Is a township 36 square miles or 36 miles
The answers are posted on the wall in the Northwest Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter of the Canosia Town Hall.
Kathryn Adams and the Canosia Historical Society