Wayne County, Michigan by BarkerC

Champion(s):

UllspergerA


Runner(s)-Up:

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Watch this space.

LuceroM
Semper Ubi Sub Ubi


Quiz Description

I've written a Detroit quiz, and no one really wants a Livonia quiz (though I could make it work), but Wayne County, as a theme, can work. So, given clues, name these things related to Wayne County, Michigan

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Questions:

Named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, Wayne County was the sixth county formed in this U.S. territory, created by a namesake ordinance in 1787 by the Confederation Congress.

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Northwest Territory (or Territory Northwest of the River Ohio)

The Downriver community of Riverview is the hometown of three notable college football coaches. One is former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr, a second is former Mizzou and Vandy head coach Woody Widenhofer. A third was this man, whose Colorado Buffaloes shared the 1990 National Championship, but is likely better known today as the founder of the Promise Keepers men's ministry.

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Bill McCartney

Three National Register of Historic Places sites related to Henry Ford--The Ford River Rouge Complex, Fair Lane, and Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum-- can be found in this Wayne County city (as well as "the Glass House", the common name for Ford World Headquarters.)

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Dearborn

Fat Tuesday in the Detroit Metro Area isn't complete without one of these jelly filled, glazed donuts; the best of which can be found at the New Martha Washington Bakery or the New Palace Bakery in Hamtramck.

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Paczki (or pączek as a singular)

Among the most famous natives of Livonia is this actress, whose recent biography title I Don't Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-Star pretty much nails her acting credits. (We cannot prove that one of her character's pet ocelot is a nod to the mascot of Livonia's Schoolcraft College.)

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Judy Greer

Despite being a product of a Dallas-based convenience chain, Wayne County residents purportedly consume more of these frozen beverages per capita than any other place in the United States.

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Slurpee

A 21-mile long north-south trunk line officially known as "M-1" or Michigan State Route 1, this street is considered to be "Detroit's Main Street" and is named for the Detroit judge who plotted it (and who gave Detroit her motto and helped found the University of Michigan.) (It is also the host of a namesake Dream Cruise on its Oakland County portion.)

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Woodward Avenue

What 1997 film set in a Detroit suburb features "independent contractors" Martin and Grocer and a radio personality named Debi Newberry, whom Martin abandoned on prom night to enlist in the Army?

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Grosse Pointe Blank

After his permanent banishment from baseball in 1921, this pitcher returned to Livonia township and ran a five acre strawberry farm and was buried in Livonia after his 1969 death.

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Eddie Cicotte

The city of Trenton, Michigan proudly notes on their city limits sign that they are the hometown of this stand up comedian turned actress, best known as being the cranky but ultra-effective voice in Jack Bauer's ear for several seasons of 24.

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Mary Lynn Rajskub

This organized crime "family", which formed the rhythm section in "Jailhouse Rock", ran one of the largest bootlegging rings in the U.S. during Prohibition, in part by heavily importing Canadian liquor across the Detroit River in the "Downriver" area.

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The Purple Gang

Willow Run Airport and Bomber Plant (which was split between Wayne County and Washtenaw County, in part due to property tax assessments) became the embodiment of "the Arsenal of Democracy" by producing 8,685 of these heavy bombers in three years. These bombers are best known for their low-level strike against the Ploiești oil fields in Romania in 1943.

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B-24 Liberator