At-Home Road Trip Answers: Week 1

Here are the answers for Week 1 of January’s At-Home Road Trip ticket book. Remember, to receive credit for this week, a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult must sign your page to confirm that you filled in the answers before the answers were posted. Click the post title for the full answers.

Questions
  1. Which state is the birthplace of the oldest Fourth of July celebration in the United States?
  2. In which state can you find the oldest mint (coin producer) in the country?
  3. In which state was the United States’ first near-complete dinosaur skeleton found in 1858?
  4. In which state was the helicopter invented by Igor Sikorsky?
Answers
  1. Rhode Island. These are held in the town of Bristol, known as the “Patriotic Exercises,” and date to 1785– that’s two years prior te the signing of the Constitution!
  2. Pennsylvania. In 1792, the capital of the United States was located in Philadelphia, making it a natural location for the first National Mint.
  3. New Jersey. It was located near a town called Haddonfield. The dinosaur discovered there was named the Hadrosaurus (Hadrosaurus foulkii).
  4. Connecticut. Igor Sikorsky was a Ukrainian immigrant. The company he founded, Sikorsky Aircraft, is still based in Connecticut, although it is now owned by Lockheed Martin.

How did you do? Remember, if you answered the questions at all, you earn a chance for the gift bag raffle at the end of the program in May. And if you answered them all correctly, you’ll get two chances! You can email a photo of your completed and signed answer page to dormontprogramming@einetwork.net, or drop off a completed and signed trip ticket at the end of the month.