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The following answers to California history trivia can be found within the pages of the Dogtown Territorial Quarterly, issues #1-34 which were published from 1990 to 1998.

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These trivia answers are grouped by issue numbers so you can find the articles that the questions and answers were taken from should you want to order and read them. By clicking the blue underlined word "Preview" below each issue number and date you will see a listing of the articles in that issue with a short description of each.

 

Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #1, Spring 1990

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1. Lumber

2. Nimshew District

3. Big Bend

4. 33 miles

5. The 54-pound Dogtown Nugget

6. 1903

7. Cherokee

8. Mining engineer

9. Oroville

10. Bidwell Bar

11. John C. Fremont

12. Jedediah Smith

13. Black Bart

14. 1500

15. An ancient gold-bearing river channel situate under the ridge Paradise sits on.

16. The Genii Mine

17. Owner of Rancho Esquon near today's Durham

18. The 900 foot-long, 14 foot-high rock wall lies under the waters of the Feather River above Oroville.

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #2, Summer 1990

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1. A giant Ponderosa tree

2. An ox driver

3. By sluicing in earth from the sidehills

4. Turpentine capitol of California

5. Butte Mills

6. Honey Lake near Susanville

7. Fryer's Abietine Remedies

8. Leonard's Mill

9. 1950

10. A leaden superweight used by white miners to trade (cheat) with local Indians for gold.

11. $5,000

12. 200-250

13. He was smeared with molasses and feathers and rode out of town on a rail.

14. Train wreck.

15. Kwangtung Province in southern China

16. A sign of servitude imposed upon the Chinese when they were conquered by the Manchurians in 1644.

17. The laundry mark found on a handkerchief left by Black Bart at a stagecoach robbery in Calaveras County.

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #3, Fall 1990

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1. Henry Cornell

2. I. W. "Ike" Kitchen

3. Abe Folck & Mrs. Bassett

4. Sam Neal

5. Jim Beckwourth

6. Major Frank McLaughlin blew up the huge log dam and spillway of the Golden Feather mining project which was a colossal failure.

7. He established a ranch and supply station at the foot of Pentz Road below Paradise in 1850.

8. Three weeks and it cost $2 per letter

9. William Leonard

10. 1868.

11. March 19, 1877

12. A conical-shaped lodge used by Maidu Indians

13. A bootlegger during the 20s and 30s

14. Indian offerings of baskets, beads, clothing, etc. that were burned for the spirits of the deceased.

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #4, Winter 1990

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1. 89,000

2. A winter mail service in Plumas County

3. West Branch

4. Susie McDaniel's murderer

5. 697

6. Chico, 1858

7. Several members of a wagon train from Oregon that passed through Chico in 1848.

8. According to Granville Stuart it was Tom Neal in 1850.

9. Pres Longley

10. $56,500

11. Jedediah Smith

12. From a group of Cherokee Indians led by school teacher Sol Potter who first mined the Cherokee area in 1853.

13. Peter Lassen in 1844

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #5, Spring 1991

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1. 50 pounds

2. Placerville

3. 22,193 acres

4. Benton City

5. Stage stop

6. Joe Zumwalt

7. Whiskey Flat

8. Every May

9. Spring of 1853

10. Every June

11. La Porte

12. Peter Lassen

13. Every April

14. Indian Valley

15. It burned twice

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #6, Summer 1991

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1. 43

2. Sam Neal

3. Senator Benton

4. Adam

5. Smith H. Hurles

6. Butte Creek

7. 1839

8. John Bidwell

9. Archibald Gillespie

10. No one. William B. Ide was the "Commander."

11. Coloma

12. First woman hung in California

13. John Bidwell

14. Sandwich Islands

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #7, Fall 1991

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1. Long's Bar

2. Nancy Kelsey

3. Monroeville

4. Mormon Church

5. Fanny

6. Kennedy

7. 69

8. Mary Todd Lincoln

9. Charles Taylor

10. 9 gallons per minute

11. Ezekiel Merritt

12. Carl Wheat

13. Pnuemonia

14. Arroyo Chico

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #8, Winter 1991

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1. He was hanged

2. Female academy

3. Crossette

4. Three

5. John Bendle

6. 1855

7. 1,500

8. Circus

9. 1882

10. Fremont House

11. W. T. (Willie) Fink

12. 1932

13. Moses Bean

14. 1851

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #9, Spring 1992

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1. $116,800

2. Emperor Tung Chi

3. Hall and Crandall

4. San Quentin

5. 1850

6. Skeleton

7. Every April

8. Civil War

9. Fort Laramie

10. 1864

11. Over 150

12. 1911

13. Every May

14. 1854

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #10, Summer 1992

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1. Governor Alvarado

2. Louis Vasquez

3. South Fork

4. Lake Lahonton

5. Fibers for brushes

6. Lassen Meadows

7. 1961

8. 1856

9. Brazil

10. James Reed

11. New Helvetia

12. $30,000

13. Magic

14. Issac Ketchum

15. Tempa Folck

16. John Bidwell

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #11, Fall 1992

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1. One year

2. Truckee

3. Schallenberger

4. Johnson's Ranch

5. Harlan Party

6. Hastings

7. Red Bluff

8. Adopted Indian

9. ECV Chapter 7/11

10. September 1856

11. November 1960

12. 45

13. July 1863

14. 1911

15. Beckwourth

16. "Unrevised."

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #12, Winter 1992

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1. Mary Murphy

2. Bloody Island

3. Manuel Vaca

4. Governor Micheltorena

5. Ishi

6. Bear skin

7. Wales

8. Abraham Dibble

9. 1914

10. Sandy Young

11. William Dickey

12. William Johnson

13. Aguas Nieves

14. Thomas O. Larkin

15. Josiah Beldon

16. Dr. Hugh Glenn

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #13, Spring 1993

Special California Bear Flag Revolt Issue

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1. Merritt

2. Gillespie

3. Arce

4. William Todd

5. Commander

6. Valley Miwoks

7. A large tent

8. June 14, 1846

9. Dr. Robert Semple

10. June 15thy to July 9, 1846

11. Padilla and Carillo

12. 1844

13. P. B. Reading

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #14, Summer 1993

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1. 1833

2. 1873

3. Camp Hollenbush

4. Padilla & Carillo

5. Semple

6. June 25, 1846

7. Kit Carson

8. July 8, 1846

9. 1850

10. Deer and Mill creeks

11. 1849-1852

12. Curtis Bancroft

13. Banker

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #15, Fall 1993

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1. John Bidwell

2. Steep Hollow

3. Captain or leader

4. Slaughter House Ravine

5. 24

6. George Dawson

7. Angel's Island

8. Tuscan formation

9. 500 A.D.

10. Zamarano

11. 3 tons

12. By hanging

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #16, Winter 1993

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1. Carpenter

2. 1845

3. Caleb Greenwood

4. Lieutenant Ford

5. Tustin

6. Stephen Cooper

7. Californian - March 15, 1848

8. Stephen Cooper

9. Gold Rush

10. Jefferson Davis

11. 1914

12. District Attorney

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #17, Spring 1994

Special California Gold Rush Issue

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1. January 19, 1848

2. P. B. Reading

3. John Bidwell

4. Lassen Trail

5. 25 million ouces

6. Feather River

7. Peter Burnett

8. Robert Semple

9. 1850, Hangtown

10. Caleb Greenwood

11. Robert Semple

12. September 1850

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #18, Summer 1994

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1. Caleb Greenwood

2. "All right"

3. William B. Ide

4. Lieutenant Missroon

5. Mormon militia

6. John D. Lee

7. February 26, 1864

8. King George IV

9. James O'Neill

10. April 1859

11. Railroad robbery

12. None

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #19, Fall 1994

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1. Oregon

2. Grizzly bear

3. Central building

4. John Bidwell

5. Montezuma

6. It burned

7. San Francisco harbor

8. John August Sutter, Jr.

9. Native Sons of the Golden West

10. Cayman alligators

11. Miwok

12. Mariano Vallejo

13. November 25, 1844

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #20, Winter 1994

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1. No one

2. Huge watery potato

3. At least 134

4. Reuel Gridley

5. None

6. April 1965

7. John C. Fremont

8. May 29, 1864

9. Mark Twain

10. William B. Ide

11. Tehama, Glenn and Colusa counties

12. $275,000

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #21, Spring 1995

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1. 30

2. Grant and Sherman

3. Teddy Roosevelt

4. Flood

5. William B. Ide

6. William B. Ide

7. No one

8. Oroville

9. He died

10. U. S. Mint

11. Annie Bidwell

12. Hudson's Bay Company

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #22, Summer 1995

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1. They mined at Murderer's Bar

2. Eight years

3. Kientpoos

4. A lime encrustation

5. 1863

6. Canby

7. Indians were hanged

8. 1825

9. Knight's Ferry

10. Webber Creek

11. Grain separator

12. Colusi County

13. It was a sign of mourning

14. Bridgeport

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #23, Fall 1995

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1. 60

2. Helen Hunt Jackson

3. Cahuilla

4. The year 2000

5. He was underage

6. 21 years

7. Juan stole his horses

8. 1923

9. R. A. Thompson

10. James Adams' bear cubs

11. Seth Kinman

12. William Baldridge

13. No

14. 21 years-old

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #24, Winter 1995

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1. Father MacNamara

2. Gold

3. Captain Jack

4. San Francisco

5. Glaciers & erosion

6. Clarence King

7. Placerita Canyon

8. 1851

9. Theodor Hatweg

10. 750

11. Josiah Whitney

12. William Brewer

13. Mountains

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #25, Spring 1996

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1. James Hutchings

2. Rice

3. April 17, 1873

4. Henry Bellows

5. Josiah Whitney's assistants

6. By glaciers

7. 1828 Silver Franc

8. General Sherman

9. Clarence King

10. Fairchild Ranch

11. Josiah Whitney

12. June 1, 1873

13. He resigned

14. $1,234,000

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #26, Summer 1996

Special Donner Party Issue

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1. Captain John Sutter

2. Cady & Stone

3. San Jose Mission

4. Fixing an axle

5. Sutter's Fort

6. Jacques La Ramee

7. James Clyman

8. Telescope

9. Johnson's Ranch

10. 11 years-old

11. Mr. Foster

12. McGlashan

13. Mary Murphy

14. He was decapitated

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly, Issue #27, Fall 1996

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1. A prison ship

2. Abdon Levia

3. Hot Stuff

4. Governor Pacheco

5. Professional

6. Madame Moustache

7. Stephens & O'Mahoney

8. An Irish republic

9. Civil War veterans

10. Greek George's

11. An earthquake

12. Thirteen

13. He abandoned her

14. Mining equipment

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #28, Winter 1996

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1. Jedediah Smith

2. Buenaventura

3. Comanches

4. Germany

5. 400

6. Poker

7. Twenty-One

8. John O'Neill

9. Defeasibility of Allegiance

10. 110

11. Mount Joseph

12. Dice

13. 2-3,000

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #29, Spring 1997

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1. Mariano Vallejo

2. Pedro Fages

3. Yerba Buena

4. Katie & Maggie Fox

5. 1859

6. Emma Hardinge

7. Clara Shortridge Foltz

8. Reverend Oliver Fitzgerald

9. The King's Highway

10. June 3, 1770

11. Pedro Fages

12. Father Serra

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #30, Summer 1997

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1. Pedro Fages

2. Tulares Valley

3. Killed by a Grizzly bear

4. Commissioner Manypenny

5. August 10, 1854

6. An Earthquake

7. October 8, 1860

8. September 11, 1864

9. John Searls

10. Phineas Banning

11. The Old Road

12. By telegraph

13. Pittsburg, California

14. Fungal spores

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #31, Fall 1997

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1. Manuel Armijo

2. Governor Echeandia

3. Ewing Young

4. Kit Carson

5. Old Spanish Trail

6. 100

7. Almira Wade

8. Took a shortcut

9. David S. Terry

10. October 1861

11.March 15, 1863

12. The army

13. April 15, 1865

14. Ballot

15. James Donaldson

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #32, Winter 1997

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1. 1st Lt. Thomas Castor

2. No

3. General Wool

4. Samuel Bishop

5. Post trader

6. October 1860

7. Captain Moses McLaughlin

8. January 9, 1857

9. 12 years

10. Henry Hamilton

11. 400,000

12. Henry D. Barrows

13. Civil War

14. Sgt. Edward Powell

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #33, Spring 1998

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1. Fred Eaton

2. 1913

3. March 12, 1928

4. August 1861

5. September 11, 1861

6. Josiah Whitney

7. University of Wisconsin

8. John Muir

9. Professor Joseph LeConte

10. Juan Cabrillo

11. Over 1,000

12. Kodiak hunters

13. 1853

14. U. S. Navy

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Dogtown Territorial Quarterly Issue #34, Summer 1998

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1. Light frame house

2. Montana

3. Stoddard or Stoddart

4. 1850

5. 1855

6. 601

7. Columbian Exposition

8. It burned

9. 1937

10. 1889

11. University of Santa Clara

12. Central Pacific Railroad

13. Professor Lowe

14. Wind

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