Franklin History Quiz Two


This Franklin history quiz is definitely a challenging one! The first letter clues are given and the answers can be found in the Cabins to Condos publication, in past articles in the “Historically Speaking” column published in the Chronicle or in the past Franklin Historical Society newsletters. Good luck!

F_____________former Mayor of Franklin, library meeting room named in his honor.

R_____________former one-room school located on 52nd & Ryan Rd. – torn down during highway expansion.
family who owned a pagoda-style gas station located on 76th St. and Ryan Rd.
missile site (with silos for storing weapons) from the 1950’s-1960’s, once located on south side of Ryan Rd.
local civic group active in scholarship programs and giving support to the Franklin Health Dept.
family that recently donated an outhouse to the historical park , was part of their family farm on 68th & Drexel Ave.
train service going through St. Martins
private company that is now situated on the former site of the 41 Twin Outdoor theater.

H_____________family who ran a local hardware store in St. Martins for many years, now up for sale.
process that changed the Town of Franklin into the City of Franklin in 1956
former one-room school that remains today as a family home, located on 51st St. north of Drexel Ave.
first name is Vern and he plays the concertina at the dances that are held as fundraisers for the barn project.
name of the first high school in Franklin, near 27th St. and Ryan Rd.
local airport for over 50 years, located on 76th St. south of Ryan Rd.
oldest living member of the Franklin Historical Society, WWII veteran and Honor Flight participant.



Scoring: 12-15 correct answers –A true Franklin history buff!

8-11 correct answers –You are on the way!

Under 9 correct — Reread Cabins to Condos!




F – Fadrow H – Herda’s

R – Riverside I – incorporation

A – Acker S – Stargard

N – Nike site T – Tretow

K – Kiwanis O – Oakwood

L – Ludwig R – Rainbow

I – Interurban Y – Yunker

N – Northwestern Mutual