Salem History Made Easy Quiz
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What is the elevation of the City of Salem?
- 1,050 feet
- 1,150 feet
- 1,250 feet
- 1,350 feet
2) North Bend Rail Trail passes through Salem.
3) Salem is located along Little Tenmile
Creek, a tributary of Tenmile Creek.
4) What religious group settled in
- Seventh Day Adventist
- Seventh Day Baptists
5) Salem has a history of large fires. The
same full city block has burned down twice in the city's history.
The north side of Main Street downtown burned once and again on
March 2, 2006. The more recent fire burned the old city bank
building, several store fronts, and several residences; five
structures in all were damaged. The fire was determined to have
been started by a hot water tank in an apartment. The fire
departments' ability to put out the blaze was hampered by a
limited city water supply; they were forced to draw water from the
nearby creek. What year did the first fire happen?
6) Who was the United States Senator born Mar. 8, 1902
in Salem, WV?
- Mary Katherine Babb
- Napoleon Hill
- Jennings Randolph
- Morgan Rockefeller
7) Melvin Mayfield born March 24, 1919 in Salem, West Virginia.
He was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United
States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his
actions in World War II. Where was Mayfield serving on
July 29, 1945?
- Iwo Jima
8) The Salem historical markers read: Chartered, 1794, and settled
by colony of families from New Jersey. Site of blockhouse where
troops were stationed during Indian wars to guard the trail from
the Ohio to the West Fork settlements. It is seat of Salem
College. Where will you find the historical marker in
- 100 block of West High Street
- 100 block of West Liberty Street
- 100 block of West Main Street
- 100 block of North Oak Street
9) On Industrial Drive, south of County Route 38
(Long Run Road), you find the historical makers for the Industrial
Home For Girls. The West Virginia Industrial Home for Girls was
established by act of the Legislature, February 18, 1897, for the
rehabilitation of girls who need assistance in becoming useful
citizens of the State. When was the school formally
- May 5, 1899
- May 5, 1909
- May 5, 1919
- May 5, 1929
10) The North Bend Rail Trail is a rail trail in
north-central and western West Virginia that runs through the
center of town. The trail is operated by West Virginia State Parks
and is part of the American Discovery Trail. How
many miles is the trail?
- 32 miles
- 72 miles
- 132 miles
- 172 miles