At-Home Road Trip Answers: May, Week 1

Here are the answers for Week 1 of May’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. In what state can you attempt to climb Froze-to-Death Mountain?
  2. Which state boasts the birthplace of blue jeans, first made by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis?
  3. In which state can you visit the largest maze in the world?
  4. In which state was a 9,000-year-old skeleton discovered in Kennewick?

Answers

  1. This… evocatively named mountain can be found on a plateau of the same name, adjacent to a creek and a lake of the same name. You can find all of these places where it’s possible to freeze to death in the Beartooth Mountains of northern Montana. The Froze-to-Death Plateau is notable as a route to Montana’s highest mountain, Granite Peak. No matter what time of the year you travel there, expect frigid conditions.
  2. Jeans are probably the quintessential piece of American apparel, but they were created and popularized by a German and a Latvian immigrant (Strauss and Davis, respectively.) Strauss had moved to San Francisco, California, to open a new branch of his brothers’ company, and Davis was a tailor. While denim pants existed prior to the Strauss/Davis partnership, the key feature that set their blue jeans apart from others was the use of metal rivets to reinforce the fabric and prevent tearing. The patent on these riveted pants was granted in 1873.
  3. There is some dispute as to where exactly the world’s largest maze is located–there are contenders in Italy and China, for instance, but the Dole Pineapple Garden Maze, located on their plantation near Wahiawa, Hawaii, has been awarded the title as well. It is, in fact, shaped like a pineapple.
  4. The so-called Kennewick Man was found by accident during a water race in 1996, on the bank of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington. The skeleton was the most complete skeleton from his era ever found. His discovery ignited fierce debate among scientists, elected officials, and Native American leaders who wanted to see the body of their ancestor returned to their land. After In the mid-2010s, new developments in ancient DNA analysis allowed scientists to determine that the Kennewick Man was most closely related to Native Americans, and in 2017 his skeleton was returned to representatives of the Columbia Basin tribes for burial.

How did you do? Remember, if you answered the questions at all, you earn a goodie bag prize and 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 library.