Past Postcards 2015 – Current


2017 Wheels and Wings Campaign

Steve Grobl Real Estate begins each year with a sleuthing contest. The 2017 contest, our eighteenth, “America’s Industries”, will test your knowledge of an industrial society. January through May you will receive postcards providing clues necessary to answer questions and win the $300 prize.

 

January

Question 1: From 1887 to 1967 hematite was extracted from 65 miles of tunnels at this mine. Name this mine and give its location.

 

 

 

 

February

Question 2: Transatlantic submarine cables still carry the majority of communications between continents. What American company laid the first transatlantic telephone cable and when was the first call placed?

 

 

 

March

Question 3: Wisconsin is regarded as the dairy capital of the U.S. How many milk cows, rounded to the nearest 100,000, reside in Wisconsin?

 

 

 

 April
Question 4: Name the scientific study of growth rings in trees and when the light bands and the dark bands are formed.

 

 

 

 

May

Question 5: How much does a bushel of shelled corn weigh at 15.5% moisture?

 

 

 

 

2016 Wheels and Wings Campaign

Steve Grobl Real Estate begins each year with a sleuthing contest. The 2016 contest, our seventeenth, “Wheels and Wings”, will test your information navigation skills. Word is that I’ve been too easy on you lately. January through May you will receive post cards providing clues necessary to answer questions, and win the $300 prize.

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January

Question 1: In 1834 the first permanent Norwegian settlement in the Midwest was established a few miles from this site. Why was this monument erected?

 

 

 

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Question 2: Armstrong’s space suit weighed 190 pounds on earth. What would it have weighed on the moon?

 

 

 

 

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March

Question 3: In the summer home of the Blue Angels one will find a bar that was dismantled, moved, and reconstructed. Name the Officer’s Club the bar came from and give the bar’s current location.

 

 

 

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April

Question 4: The museum building at this airport was used as a German POW barracks. Name the camp that housed the prisoners and from which the building was relocated.

 

 

 

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May

Question #5: This 1937 WPA Art Deco hangar was meticulously dismantled, moved 60 miles, reconstructed, and is now the cornerstone of what aviation museum?

 

 

 

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2016 Winner

Greg won with his answers and captured the $300.00 prize.

 

 

 

 

2015 Animal Cracker Campaign 

Steve Grobl Real Estate begins each year with a sleuthing contest. The 2015 contest, our sixteenth, “Animal Crackers”, will have you devouring information sources. January through May you will receive post cards providing clues to answer questions, and win the $300 prize.

January 2015 Postcard

January

Question 1: Alonzo Sargent cause the worst circus train wreck in history. Where is this statue located?

 

 

 

 

February 2015 Postcard

February

Question 2: In our “Animal Crackers” contest: Name this Navy project used for one-way communication with submarines around the world.

 

 

 

 

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March

Question 3: Name the American billionaire who commissioned the completion of Leonardo’s work.

 

 

 

 

April 2015 Postcard

April

Question 4: Name the once glorious Chicago department store started in this town.

 

 

 

 

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May

Question 5: Name this town, home of the world’s largest collection of newspaper archives.

 

 

 

 

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2015 Winner

Dave won with his answers and captured the $300.00 prize. His prize winning 1966 Oldsmobile 442 is faster than the jet.