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In the Blink of an Eye

written by: skyblu1
 
Sometimes due to natural or man-made disasters, sometimes just due to the shifting sands of time, whole towns and villages will seem to disappear right off the face of the Earth! See how many of these vanished towns and villages you can identify.

Question 1:


In August of 2005, a Category 4 hurricane devastated the Gulf coast of the U.S., leaving much of the city of New Orleans flooded and without power. Name the hurricane responsible for this widespread swath of destruction.
Katrina
Rita
Louise
Isabella

Question 2:


On May 22, 1987, a multiple vortex tornado devastated this small Texas town.
Texarcico
Saragosa
Northumberland
Zeetop

Question 3:


This small town in St. Louis County, Missouri, was completely evacuated in the mid 1980's due to a Dioxin scare.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


The towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott, Massachusetts were all disincorporated on April 28, 1938, because of the following.
All 4 towns were destroyed in a massive fire, and the area was rebuilt as a distant suburb of Boston.
The land was needed for a large reservoir.
It was agreed upon by a consensus of the 4 towns populace, to disincorporate due to flagging economic conditions.
A major railroad company secured rights to the land and built a rail line through the heart of all 4 towns.

Question 5:


Jonestown, Guyana, home to the "People's Temple" religious cult, was virtually wiped off the map in November of 1978, when the cult leader induced 900 of his followers to drink cyanide laced Kool - Aid. What was this cult leader's name?
Rev. Alloyuishius Gant
Rev Dr. Parker Smalling
Rev. Jim Jones
Rev. Donald Dunforth

Question 6:


Muscogee, Florida was once a thriving village located 20 miles NW of Pensacola, Florida. It was founded in 1857, yet by 1928 it was all but abandoned. What was the cause of this town's demise?
It was a lumber mill town, and in 1928, the mills were sold.
It was a haven for circus performers until 1925, when the circus left for Sarasota, and the performers followed.
It was flooded to make way for a canal which is part of the Inter - Coastal Waterway.
It was a town largely dependent on the fishing industry, which experienced an economic downturn in the early 1920's.

Question 7:


Sinepuxent, a town on the eastern shore of Maryland, was destroyed by a tornado in 1818, and never rebuilt.
True
False

Question 8:


Napoleon, Arkansas, a once thriving river town situated near the confluence of the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers, was flooded by the two rivers, but was successfully rebuilt.
No
Yes

Question 9:


New Burlington, Ohio was once a community located in NW Clinton County, Ohio. It was flooded when the U.S. Government flooded Caesar Creek in order to construct a reservoir. When did this take place?
Late 1880's
1960's
1930's
1970's

Question 10:


Achilles, Kansas was a thriving town whose heyday ran from the 1870's to approximately 1915. By the year 1930, it was all but defunct. What was responsible for this town's demise?
It was bypassed by the railroad.
It was requisitioned by the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, and slated to be flooded in 1930.
It became one of the casualties of 'The Great Depression.'
It was largely devastated by a tornado in late 1915, and never recovered economically.

 


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