HOT BLAST: A Calhoun County quiz
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Noble Street. Photo: Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star/file
Noble Street. Photo: Stephen Gross/The Anniston Star/file
Updated with the answers here.

Here's a bit of fun for Thursday. Call it a quiz on local history. We'll post the answers later this afternoon. In the meantime, give the quiz a try.

1. Gen. Daniel Tyler, one of Anniston’s founders, fought on behalf of this army during the Civil War:

(a.) United States of America

(b.) France

(c.) Confederate States of American

(d.) Yemen


2. Before it was known, as “Oxford,” this city in southern Calhoun County was known as:

(a.) Turtle Beach

(b.) Smithville

(c.) Tara

(d.) Lick Skillet


3. A portion of he Pinhoti Trail winds through Calhoun County. In Creek “Pinhoti” means:

(a) Turkey Home

(b.) Wet Grass

(c.) Bear Homeland

(d.) Little Mountain


4. Before the U.S. Army settled on the name “McClellan” for its installation here, this newspaper advocated for several honorees other than Union Gen. George McClellan. Which of these was not a suggestion by The Anniston Evening Star:

(a.) Camp Calhoun, in honor of South Carolina's Sen. John C. Calhoun

(b.) Camp Pelham, in honor of Confederate war hero John Pelham, aka the Gallant Pelham

(c.) Camp Forrest, in honor of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest

(d.) Camp Blackmon, in honor of Fred L. Blackmon, an Anniston attorney and former legislator


5. From 1938 until 1950, Anniston’s minor-league baseball franchise went by this nickname:

(a.) Bulldogs

(b.) Steelers

(c.) Bears

(d.) Rams


6. Tom Sims is a native of Ohatchee. Sims is known as co-creator of this comic strip:

(a.) Baby Blues

(b.) Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

(c.) Beetle Bailey

(d.) Popeye


7. Ex-JSU star quarterback Dieter Brock is best known for his playing days with this pro football team:

(a.) Winnipeg Blue Bombers

(b.) Detroit Lions

(c.) Birmingham Americans

(d.) Atlanta Falcons


8. UA professor and former Star writer Rick Bragg hails from this Calhoun County community:

(a.) Iron City

(b.) Alexandria

(c.) Possum Trot

(d.) Rabbittown


9. Before settling on “Anniston,” the city's founders had this name in mind:

(a.) Nobleville

(b.) Pelham

(c.) Liverpool

(d.) Woodstock



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