Shinnston History Made Easy Quiz
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Shinnston is a city in Harrison County, West Virginia.
It is on the banks of water river?
- Mandy’s Creek
- Shinns Run
- Simpson Creek
- West Fork River
2) On US 19, in Shinnston is the Levi Shinn
House historical marker. It reads: “Built, 1778, by Levi Shinn who
came from New Jersey, 1773, and claimed tomahawk rights. Returned
with family and brothers, Clement and Jonathan and settled. Sold
part of land to Jonathan whose son, Levi, deeded it for site of
3) What year was the town incorporated as Shinn's Town?
4) When was a new charter secured and the town's name
changed to Shinnston.
5) What year did the railroad came to
6) A trolley operated from 1906 to 1947.
7) The first church was organized in 1786 and
met in various homes in the community. What year was the
first church built in Shinnston?
8) Who was the former football head
coach (USC Trojans football, 1960 - 75 and Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
1976 - 84), born in Everettville, West Virginia, but grew up in
Shinnston and graduated from Shinnston High School.
- Mad Max Baumgartner
- Seth Grodin
- Keith Longmound
- John McKay
9) Shinnston was almost completely destroyed
by a violent tornado before 9:00 PM EDT during the 1944
Appalachians tornado outbreak, which hit the Midwest and Middle
Atlantic regions of the United States. It was and still remains
the worst tornado outbreak ever to hit the state of West Virginia.
What day did the Shinnston tornado hit?
- June 3, 1944
- June 13, 1944
- June 23, 1944
- June 30, 1944
10) The Big Elm historical marker says, “Site
of "Big Elm," tree awarded "largest of its kind in US" in 1876.
Measured over 30 feet in circumference at its base. The tree began
dying by 1905, with the cause attributed to disease, the building
of a streetcar line, and hogs being penned near its base. In May
of 1917, the last remaining part of the tree was cut down and
This community named for tree which stood as the largest of its
kind in the US. Land acquired by David Wamsley shortly after the
Revolution. Other owners of Big Elm Farm were Everson and Hood
families.” The marker is on US 19, one mile north of Shinnston.
Who wrote a novel "Daughter of the Elm," about alleged
events which took place here, and was published in 1899?
- Theodosia Baker
- Granville Davisson Hall
- Anita Hill
- Mary White