Here’s a quiz for Winston-Salem history buffs, based on my new book, Winston-Salem’s Historic Salem Cemetery. See how well you know the people who lived and worked in Winston-Salem.
I’ll post the answers on May 23rd. Good luck!
Do you know?
Questions based on Winston-Salem’s Historic Salem Cemetery*
- Winston-Salem’s only claim to a NC Governor.
- The man who had careers in whiskey distribution and in the grocery business.
- The first Winston-Salem girl to take a ride in an airplane.
- North Carolina’s first school superintendent and the namesake of one of our oldest schools.
- The first woman to serve as a director of First Wachovia Corporation.
- The father and son who served the city as mayors.
- The woman who taught English at three different schools, coauthored a Forsyth County history book, and wrote a historical newspaper column.
- The man who ran a jewelry business and was an ordained Baptist minister.
- The first male college graduate hired by Richard J. Reynolds to work in his tobacco factory.
- The first female radio announcer in Winston-Salem.
- A Civil War veteran who lost his leg in battle and was a register of deeds and a mayor.
- John Cameron Buxton, Rufus Lenoir Patterson, Charles Edward Norfleet, and Richard Joshua Reynolds have this in common.
- This tobacco executive has a factory and a hospital center named for him.
- A generous city benefactor who gave land for an airfield and a park, both of which bore his name.
- The man was excused from jury duty based on his occupation.
- Her name became synonymous with beautiful and well-researched Old Salem gardens.
- Highly-decorated, the city’s own Major General.
- He built a tall city building which now houses retail and resident tenants, financed by his transportation business.
- They lived in the first house restored for personal occupancy in Old Salem.
- He learned to set type as a boy and worked for the local newspaper for 63 years.
*Check your answers at www.winstonsalemtimetraveler.com on or after May 23rd.