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From 1948 to 1962, the CBS radio network presented a serial drama about a Hartford-based insurance investigator who traveled the country to get to the bottom of suspicious claims, which almost always turned out to center on murder or some other crime. The investigator/title character narrated cases by reading from the expense reports he sent back to Hartford. Thus, at the beginning of each episode, an announcer introduced “the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed expense account, America’s fabulous freelance insurance investigator …”
What was the name of this show? Click here for the answer.
How did Frog Hollow get its name? Go to the Trivia page for the answer.
In 1948, the city named the Windsor Street underpass after Rocco D. Pallotti. Which of these was he?
A) a hero of World War II;
B) a politician; or
C) a police officer.
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The first Hispanic woman to serve in the Connecticut General Assembly was elected by Hartford voters in 1988. Who was she? You’ll find the answer on HartfordHistory.net’s Trivia page.
Saturday, July 26, 1941, marked the end of an era that had lasted more than 50 years in Hartford. What happened?
You’ll find the answer to this question–and many others–here.
One of Hartford’s most-travelled streets was known as Hubbard Street until 1873, when it received its current name. What is that street? You’ll find the answer at the top of the Trivia page.
A famous Hartford restaurant opened in the basement of the United States Hotel on State Street in 1845. Name it.
Give up? Here’s the answer.
Campfield Avenue is named after a military encampment created during which of these wars:
A) King Philip’s War;
B) the Revolutionary War; or
C) the Civil War.
Here’s the answer: https://www.hartfordhistory.net/trivia.html
Dillon Stadium, which recently underwent a complete renovation, opened in 1935 as Municipal Stadium but was renamed in 1956 to honor James H. Dillon. Who was he?
Hermann P. Kopplemann (1880-1957) rose from the immigrant neighborhood of Hartford’s East Side to found H.P. Kopplemann and Co., which eventually became Connecticut’s leading distributor of newspapers and magazines. But it was in the political realm where Kopplemann did his most important work, achieving several “firsts” in the process. What were they?
The answer is here: https://www.hartfordhistory.net/trivia.html.
A longtime Hartford business was the setting for one of painter Norman Rockwell’s more famous covers for the Saturday Evening Post, appearing in the May 19, 1956 issue. Which business was it? The answer is here.