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Algonquin Historic
Commission

1.
What was the name of the Indian tribe that camped just
.one mile north of Algonquin?

nnnnnIllininnnnnnAlgonquinsnnnnnnFox nnnnnnnPotawatomi

2.
First settler in McHenry County, Samual Gillilan came to Algonquin in what year?

...........1830.................1834.....................1838.................1842

3.
First recorded death in McHenry County occurred in Algonquin during which year?

...........1830.................1835......................1840................1845

4.
What year did Andrew Cornish run a ferry across the Fox River at the site of now place called Cornish Park?

...........1832..................1836..................... 1841................ 1842

5.
Algonquin got its name from a local Indian tribe?
......... Yes.......... No

6.
What was the price for an acre of land paid to the government in 1840?

..........$0.75..................$1.00.................$1.25...................$1.50

7.
Tavern and hotel at the corner of Algonquin Road and Main Street charged how much for lodging in 1837?

..........$0.10................ $0.12.5............... $0.15................ $0.20

8.
Where was the first mill (saw mill) located in Algonquin near what body
of water?

..........Fox River............. Lake in the Hills.................... Crystal Creek

9.
When was the first dam across the Fox River constructed?

..........1850 .............1860................. 1870................... 1880

10.
Counterfeiter Ab Kern was arrested in Algonquin in what year by Allen Pinkerton?

..........1848............. 1853.................. 1858.................... 1862

11.
How many local people joined 95th IL Regiment during the Civil War?

.......... 64.................. 97...................... 168....................... 226

12.
In 1850's, counterfeiters stayed what island 1 mile north of Algonquin?

.....Hidden Island.... Pinkerton Island.... Bogus Island ....Thieves Island

13.
First telephones and a telephone exchange was built in what year in Algonquin?

......... 1875...................1879.................1884...................1889

14.
How many race cars entered the 1908 Hill Climb at Algonquin?

......... 50..................... 60..................... 80......................90

15.
What was the population of Algonquin in 1910?

..........
640...................940................... 1,100...................1,500

16.
What was Algonquin's biggest commodity being exported in the 1890's to Chicago?

........corn................... dairy................... gravel ................wheat

17.
First train ride from Algonquin to Elgin occurred in what year?

....... 1855................... 1860..................... 1865............... 1870

18.
The Algonquin Congregational Church was built after what war?

........Mexican War........War of 1812.........Civil War........Spanish Am War

19.
Angel Towne which is located in Towne Park, was built during what year by local
volunteers?

...............1990.....................1994.......................1998....................2002

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