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Waunakee's Weekly Trivia

Simon Builders Trivia

Each week there will be a new question. Every correct answer will be entered into a drawing where each month, one person will win $125.00 WaunaBUCKS.

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Question: The first Village Hall was built in 1895. On what street was it located?

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PAST TRIVIA Q&As

Question: In what year did Michael P Simon become president of Simon Builders? 1973

Question: In what year was the Waunakee Rotary formed? 1973

Question: When was the American Legion Post #360 organized in Waunakee? 1933

Question: In 1896 the first newspaper was established in Waunakee. What was it called? Waunakee News

Question: At the time of its centennial in 1971, what was the population of Waunakee? 2,181

Question: Who was the first Marshal of Waunakee? Simon Kirschesh

Question: How many generations of Simons have worked at Simon Builders? Four

Question: Name the first Waunakee Postmaster. Charles Hudson

Question: Who established the first airport in Waunakee? Jerone Ripp

Question: The first organized band was established in Waunakee in what year? 1896

Question: How many acres of land made up Waunakee in 1893? 644.4 acres

Question: In what year was the airport established in Waunakee? 1947

Question: Before it was Michael F. Simon Builders, what was the company called? M. Simon & Son

Question: Who was the first Village of Waunakee Clerk? William T Riley

Question: In what year was the Post Office moved from Lester/Leicester to Waunakee? 1871

Question: Who owned the hat shop that housed the first Library in Waunakee? Mrs. Mike Simon or Katherine Simon

Question: What was the population of Waunakee in 1893? 376

Question: Who was the first Town of Westport Chairman? Michael O’Malley

Question: In what year did Gertrude Reis Koch become the first graduate of Waunakee High School? 1906

Question: Where can you find CWA/WPA project in Waunakee? Veterans or Murphy Park

Question: What is the name of a Waunakee native who founded an airline? Bob Reeve founded the now defunct Aleutian Airlines

Question: What are the significance of Fish, Bacon and Baker Streets in Wauankee?
Named for three of the founding fathers of Waunakee: George Fish, Ira Bacon, and Lewis Baker

Question: Who was the first Village President? Henry Heller

Question: A one-room rural school that served the Town of Westport was named for this former town resident and poet? Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Question: The area between the train depot and Murphy Park was known by this name for many years? Ram’s Pasture

Question: In what year did telephone service come to Waunakee? 1904

Question: The first automobile was owned by the longtime Village doctor. What was his name? Dr. A.M. Blake

Question: In what year did Main Street get its first paved sidewalks and street? 1922

Question: Having sufficient water was an issue until it was voted to establish a waterworks and village sewer. What was the year? 1927

Question: When was the first train depot built in Waunakee? 1871

Question: What year was a volunteer fire department established in Waunakee? 1895

Question: In what year was Waunakee incorporated? 1893, the same year a young man named Michael Simon started building in the area.

Question: In 1880 what was the cost of construction for a 40 ft by 60 ft barn with a stone basement that could be used as a stable?  $800 which is approximately $18,000 in today’s dollar.

Question: The first building on Main Street was built in 1871 for Fred Buhlman. What business did he open?  Buhlman’s General Store, which later became Rosenberg’s Grocery Store. The building is still standing is a furniture store called Waunakee ETC.

Question:What does the name Waunakee mean?  Fair and pleasant valley