Sunrise Park offers a variety of recreational activities. Which one of the following is not available at the park?
a. A braille trail
b. A disc golf course
c. A dinosaur trail
Seth Pease (1764-1819), was one of Suffield’s famous sons. Although he was a mathematician and astronomer, he is best known as…
a. The founder of the Federalist Party
b. A surveyor who contributed to the orderly settlement of the Connecticut Western Reserve, and other wilderness areas
c. An unparalleled furniture craftsman
In its early history, Suffield was noted for mills and small manufacturing. In 1795, Richard Crosby was noted as erecting what type of manufactory, the second in the United States?
a. A bog iron mill
b. A cotton mill
c. An arms factory
One of the earliest gambrel-roofed houses in New England resides on Main Street. It also features a Connecticut River Valley doorway of which only a few hundred exist. Intricately carved, commanding in size and decoration, the doorways display the prosperity of their original owners. What is the name of this house?
a. Gay Mansion
c. Gay Manse
In June 2019, when it was reported that there was a body on the Suffield side of the Connecticut River, what was fished up instead?
a. A toy alligator
b. A mannequin
c. A vacuum cleaner
Gideon Granger (1767-1822), another famous son of Suffield, became the fourth Postmaster General, under Thomas Jefferson. His ideas helped strengthen the postal service. Unfortunately, he was also responsible for a nefarious postal regulation which was in effect for 60 years.
a. Mail was only delivered to property owners.
b. Blacks were banned from carrying the mail.
c. Children could be mailed.
How many cemeteries are in Suffield?
When the Soldiers Monument, located on the Center Green, was dedicated, the Hartford Courant reported that the celebration included a feast for 2,000, Rossini selections played by Colt’s band and numerous speeches. The dead from which war are commemorated by the statue?
a. Civil War
b. Revolutionary War
c. War of 1812
Phineas Lyman (1716-1774) was not born in Suffield, but he is considered a noted Suffield person as he resided in town for many years. Which one of the following is not true?
a. He practiced law in Suffield and ran a law school, purported to be the first one in Connecticut.
b. After the Treaty of Paris, when England acquired all lands east of the Mississippi River, he was able to secure numerous land grants for this new territory.
c. During the French and Indian War of 1755-1760, he commanded the Connecticut troops and, for a time, was second in command of all American soldiers.
Slavery was common throughout the Connecticut River Valley during the eighteenth century. In the 1774 Census for the Colony of Connecticut, how many slaves were listed in Suffield?
1. c. A dinosaur trail
2. b. A surveyor
3. b. A cotton mill
4. c. Gay Manse
5. b. A mannequin
6. b. Blacks were banned from carrying the mail
7. a. 6
8. a. Civil War
9. b. After the Treaty of Paris, Lyman was able to obtain a land grant only for himself.
1. c. A dinosaur trail 2. b. A surveyor 3. b. A cotton mill 4. c. Gay Manse 5. b. A mannequin 6. b. Blacks were banned from carrying the mail 7. a. 6 8. a. Civil War 9. b. After the Treaty of Paris, Lyman was able to obtain a land grant only for himself. 10. a. 37