7,000 tons of salt slid into Kenosha harbor in 1981

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Question: In 1981 a ship unloaded its cargo on the Kenosha dock, and soon that cargo ended up falling into the harbor. What was the cargo?

Answer: Road salt — tons of it.

It wasn’t even road salt slated for Kenosha roads. It was the property of the Morton Salt Co. being hauled away for delivery to a storage facility.



Car-crashing stuntman used Kenosha-made Nashes

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Question: What famous auto stuntman used Kenosha-built Nash automobiles exclusively from 1948 to 1955 for his performances?

Answer: His name was “Lucky” Lee Lott, and when he got behind the wheel it brought a whole new meaning to the words “auto-destruct.” He crashed them, smashed them and thoroughly trashed them.

Pharmacist Herrmann operated drug store that bore his name

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Question: What was the name of the drug store on the corner of 50th Street and Seventh Avenue in the 1920s?

Answer: Herrmann Drug, at 4924 Seventh Ave., was operated by Jacob J. Herrmann starting in the early 1920s. (Herrmann never owned the building; it was owned by Julius J. Dagenbach.)

AM Van concept designed decades ago but remains edgy

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Question: What AMC concept car was 2 inches shorter than a VW Beetle and featured 4-wheel drive and a turbo-powered engine?

Answer: It was the AM Van, designed in 1977 by Richard A. Teague’s design team at American Motors.

Kenosha baseball became source of controversy in 1885

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Question: Who interrupted the Kenosha Regulars’ baseball game on June 29, 1885?

Answer: The Kenosha Regulars team scorer made the following entry in his score book in the fifth inning that day: Game interrupted by ministers.

Firefighter built house from Allen Tannery bricks

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Question: Who built his house in 1948 from reclaimed bricks from the old Allen Tannery?

Answer: Kenosha firefighter Joe Zicarelli was a tenacious character, and you only had to look at his Allendale home to find proof.

Somers resident fought on two national championship boxing teams

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Question: A Kenosha County resident was on the 1952 and 1954 national championship University of Wisconsin boxing team. Who is he?

Answer: Terry Tynan of Somers boxed for four years at the University of Wisconsin. For two of those seasons — 1952 and 1954 —the UW boxing team won the national championship.

History Mystery: Kenosha Union soldier documented his time in Confederate prison

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Question: Kenosha native Union Pvt. James E. Pettit was a Civil War prisoner of war in what Confederate prison?

Answer: We know about James Edward Pettit’s confinement in the Confederate prison in Cahaba, Ala., through a primary resource: a manuscript he wrote sometime after his experience.

Shoe store had presence in Kenosha for more than 6 decades

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Question: In how many Kenosha places was Cohn’s Shoe Store located during its more than 60 years?

Answer: Three. The store opened in 1910 at 354 Market St., where the Kenosha County Courthouse stands today.

History Mystery: The origin of the Durkee House’s bricks

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Last week’s question: Charles Durkee built the finest hotel in the state, the Durkee House (later known as the Halliday House) in Southport. Where did the bricks come from to build it in 1843?

Answer: The clay for the bricks came from a spot near the Anderson Pond in Anderson’s Park.

History Mystery: FDR’s Kenosha campaign stop preceded presidential run

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Last week’s question: When did Franklin D. Roosevelt campaign in Kenosha?

Answer: Roosevelt campaigned here on the Democratic ticket, not for president, but for vice president in 1920.

History Mystery: Kenosha teacher was among first to own Ford Mustang

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Last week’s question: A Kenoshan woman living in Turkey was one of the very first people to own a Ford Mustang and drive it on Kenosha’s streets? Who is she?

Answer: Julie Harbert’s love affair with the Ford Mustang was probably genetic, considering that her father, Louis Harbert, was the owner of Harbert’s Auto Parts, which was at 2011 63rd St. in Kenosha.

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