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Henderson Trivia

Henderson Heritage depicts a community that supported the building of Hoover Dam and was "born in America's defense" supporting World War II efforts. Today, Henderson is know as a premier residential community where over 220,000 call home.

Take the Henderson Trivia Quiz and find out just how much you know about the history of the City of Henderson and what it has become today. Click on the question mark to see if you're right!

1. What was the population of Henderson when it was incorporated in 1953?
A. 12,099
B. 3,350
C. 7,410

2. How many people voted in the first City of Henderson election?
A. 565
B. 1,971
C. 2,026

3. The first library, located on Pacific Street, opened in what year?
A. 1953
B. 1943
C. 1951

4. The existing phase of Henderson City Hall opened for business in what year ?
A. 1989
B. 1982
C. 1979

5. What did President John F. Kennedy call the City of Henderson during his speech here in 1963?
A. "A Place to Call Home"
B. "A City of Destiny
C. "The Fastest Growing City in America"

6. In what year did Henderson open its first municipal pool?
A. 1955
B. 1956
C. 1948

7. Which of the following individuals was not one of the first members of the Henderson City Council?
A. Van VanWagenen
B. Janet Wood
C. Lou LaPorta

8. What was the name of the first radio station in Henderson, which went on the air in March of 1954?

9. How much money did the Victory Show, with performers such as Frank Sinatra & Sophie Tucker, help raise for the original City of Henderson Youth Center ?
A. $11,200
B. $6,035
C. $8,150

10. In 1947, what United States agency offered Henderson "for sale"?
A. The Internal Revenue Service
B. The U.S. War Administration 
C. The U. S. Marine Corps

11. When did the Henderson Post Office first open?
A. January 1, 1944
B. March 15, 1948
C. January 1, 1953

12. Who was the first and only female Mayor of Henderson?
A. Emily Hartley
B. Lorna Kesterson
C. Alice Kramden

13. In what year were the Henderson Industrial Days created?
A. 1954
B. 1948
C. 1951

14. Who was the City of Henderson named after?
A. U.S. Senator Charles Henderson
B. Judge A.S. Henderson
C. Dr. Mark Henderson

15. On Monday, March 19, 1956, the Henderson City Council voted to legalize these in the Henderson commercial district.
A. Table Games
B. Cigarettes
C. Slot Machines

16. Who was the first female bank manager in Nevada, working at the Henderson branch of the Bank of Nevada?
A. Mary Ann Summers
B. Gloria Stivic
C. Selma Bartlett

17. St. Rose Hospital held what event for the first time in March of 1960?  This event is still celebrated today.
A. Christmas Parade
B. Mardi Gras Celebration
C. St. Patrick's Day Festival

18. On what day was the first City of Henderson City Council sworn into office?  
A. May 27, 1953
B. April 16, 1953
C. January 1, 1954

19. What  "miracle metal" was produced in Southern Nevada to help with World War II efforts? 
A. Titanium
B. Magnesium
C. Aluminum

20. In 1996, this new city slogan was requested by the citizens of Henderson
A. "A City for All Seasons"
B. "A Safe Place to Live, Work and Play"
C. "A Place to Call Home"

21. Who was the first Henderson Postmaster?
A. Harold Baldwin
B. Rob Petrie
C. Ed Brown

22. When was the first hospital, St. Rose de Lima, opened in Henderson?
A. 1954
B. 1947
C. 1956