Matthew Farfan

1) In 1873, Shawville became a separate municipality. Out of which township was it created?
a) Carleton.
b) Clarendon.
c) Clarence.
d) Shaw.

2) Which group was the first to settle in the Shawville area?
a) Irish Catholics from County Wexford.
b) Irish Protestants from County Tipperary.
c) Scottish Presbyterians from Lowland Scotland.
d) German Loyalists from Upstate New York..

3) What annual event draws upwards of 30,000 people to Shawville?
a) The monster truck-pull.
b) The Shawville Fair.
c) A fishing derby.
d) None of the above.

4) What building material is Shawville most famous for?
a) Limestone.
b) Sandstone.
c) Red brick.
d) Cinder blocks.

5) What is the name of the local Shawville newspaper?
a) The Pontiac News.
b) The Pontiac Journal.
c) The Equity.
d) The Express.

6) G. F. Hodgins was an important figure in the history of Shawville. What was he known for?
a) He ran a brick yard.
b) He operated the general store.
c) He built a splendid red brick home.
d) All of the above.

7) “PPJ” commonly refers to what in local Shawville history?
a) The Pontiac Peace Jamboree, an annual gathering of Boy Scouts.
b) The Pride of Pontiac Journal, a defunct newspaper.
c) The Pontiac Pacific Junction Railway.
d) The Pontiac Pickle Jar, a local watering hole.

8) Who established Shawville’s first hospital in 1916?
a) Dr. Powles.
b) Dr. Powers.
c) Dr. Potter.
d) Dr. Peters.

9) What local organization collects and manages documents pertaining to the history of Shawville and area?
a) The Pontiac Archives.
b) The Shawville Historical Society
c) The Shawville Library.
d) The Town of Shawville.

10) Whom is Shawville named for?
a) Elmer Shaw, the first postmaster.
b) George Bernard Shaw, who once passed through.
c) The Shaw family, one of the town’s influential early families.
d) Robert Shaw, the famous actor.

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