Solution to the August Puzzler

Thanks to all of you who sent in entries to the contest!

Got lots of great – and  interesting – responses.

As you’ll recall, the Puzzler question. You were asked about the picture above, “What is it? and Where is it?”

The solution in a moment, but first some special mentions.

No. 1 Joan, your research was impecible.

No. 2 Congrats to Mary. Very good, brief and to the point answer.

No. 3 Here’s to  Jim who got the right, but not perfect, answer. Let’s just say, modesty forbids me from saying that the name “Ambrose” had anything to do with it.

No. 4 OK, Bill gets some credit for agreeing with Jim

No. 5  And Soren, OK you agreed with Bill.

No. 6 George? OK, a gentleman’s C. 

Here’s some official answer info: According to Wikipedia, William Ambrose Hulbert (Oct 23, 1832 – April 10, 1882) was one of the founders of the National League, the very first major league, and was the president of the Chicago White Stockings, the forerunner of the Chicago Cubs. 

Hulbert was buried in Graceland Cemetery at Clark and Addison in Chicago in 1882. The large baseball headstone commemorates Hulbert’s and Al Spalding’s founding of the National League. They organized the league with four teams from the West and four from the East. The cities’ names are inscribed on the stone.

Watch for next month’s Puzzler!


About Chicago Stories

I'm a Chicagoan, have been for fifty years. I've had a consulting business in the city for thirty-eight years, working with many Chicago companies and organizations and others around the world. Before that, I worked the city's race relations agency for five years.I am a volunteer tour guide for Chicago's Greeter Program and introduce visitors from around the world to this beautiful city. I'm also a writer of several professional books as well as poetry, essays and fiction. The city has become my inspiration, education and entertainment. View all posts by Chicago Stories

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