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Celebrate The Century: 1910s Answer Sheet


  1. The first crossword puzzle published was diamond-shaped, had no black filled-in areas, and was numbered differently from most crossword puzzles today.
  2. Breaker boys separated slate rock from coal as it was brought up out of the coal mines. They often worked 14 to 16 hours a day.
  3. Boxer Gene Tunney defeated Jack Dempsey to win the heavyweight title in 1926.
  4. The Panama Canal took about ten years and $387 million to build.
  5. George Washington Carver went to Simpson College to study piano and painting.
  6. The first Girl Scout handbook was titled How Girls Can Help Their Country.
  7. The two 1914 films that brought the debut of Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp character were Kid Auto Races at Venice and Mabel's Strange Predicament.
  8. The North Rim is the wettest area of Grand Canyon National Park, and the Inner Canyon is the hottest.
  9. Jim Thorpe's Native American name was Wa-Tho-Huk, which translates to "Bright Path."
  10. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire led to World War I.

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