Trivia Archive

74 – WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln—It’s easy to understand where these town and city names originated. Or is it? With about forty-two towns or cities in the United States

73 – NEW DEVELOPMENTS

To summarize, we covered about 5,400 miles in the RV, plus miles of day trips and exploring in the Blazer and other vehicles, traveled through fifteen

72 – GO WEST

We didn’t want to believe it, but we were almost home. There was a frantic last-minute effort to prolong the trip just a little bit longer,

71 – TRADITION OR ?

Arco, Idaho, has a unique cliff with numbers painted on it. It began with a very small 20 painted by members of the 1920 graduating class

68 – CROSSING THE TETONS

We had no idea we were getting into dangerous territory after we left Jackson until we saw a sign reading “No Trucks Over 60,000 Pounds Allowed.”

67 – THE TETONS

  Due to congressional and public opposition Grand Teton experienced a long battle to becoming a national park. The Tetons first received government protection in 1897,

65 – GRAND CANYON OF THE YELLOWSTONE

There are so many spectacular viewing spots of the upper falls, the lower falls, and the canyon itself that that area of Yellowstone can command a

64 – WIN-WIN VACATION

Or is working vacation a better term? Either way, you get paid for working a certain number of hours and enjoying the pleasures of a vacation

63 – YELLOWSTONE’S INHABITANTS

It’s supposed that the early inhabitants of the Yellowstone area used hot water from the available geothermal features for cooking and bathing. Although prehistoric Native American

62 – GEYSERS AND HOT SPRINGS

The question arises: What causes a geyser to be a geyser? Actually, it’s a hot spring with kinks in it that make it take a different