Solution to the October Puzzler

Here it is – what you’ve all been waiting for!

The solution to this month’s Puzzler. But first I want to thank everyone who sent in their answers, and indeed, some of the answers were pretty wild guesses.  

Enough delay – the correct answers appear below in red.

Question #1: Whose ashes were scattered from the foot bridge behind the Museum of Science and Industry that leads to the Wooded Island, famous during the 1893 World’s Fair?

a. Harry Houdini b. Clarence Darrow c. Frank Lloyd Wright d. Shoeless Joe  Jackson e. Jane Addams

Question #2: Which of the answers below was true of William B. Ogden?

a. Ogden, Utah was a named after him. b. Ogden was the first Mayor of Chicago.

c. Ogden was President of the Union Pacific Railroad when the Golden Spike was driven in Ogden, Utah, connecting the eastward- and westward-bound Railways.

d. His brother’s mansion burned in the Chicago Fire. e. William Ogden was buried in a vat of wine.

Question #3: What is Chicago’s official motto?

a. City in a Garden  b. I Will  c. Windy City  d. Urbs in Horto  e. Waddjoo jus’ say t’me?

There you have it. Now aren’t you sorry you didn’t enter? Don’t let this happen again.

Another Puzzler will be coming your way soon.



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

3 responses to “Solution to the October Puzzler

  • Joan Soldwisch

    Can’t say why, but multiple choice was a turn off – I think it’s because Googling uncovers more info….not just an answer that one could just
    guess at….

  • Paula Moscinski

    After reading all the correct answers, I was proud to get one right!

  • Jean DeLauche

    As a distant relative of William Butler Ogden, I feel I need to correct some mis-information regarding one of the answers to your questions about him.

    a. Ogden, Utah was NOT named in honor of William Butler Ogden. It was named in honor of another relative in the extended Ogden family: Peter Skene Ogden. The father of Peter Skene Ogden (related to the family line of William Butler Ogden), Isaac Ogden, went to Canada during the Revolutionary War because he was a Loyalist. Peter Skene Ogden was an early explorer of what is now Utah.

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