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PAPA Contest #1
Sacagawea & Book
September 5 - 11

 

PAPA Contest #2
Abe & Book

September 12 - 18

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PAPA Contest #3
Robert E., Ulysses & Book
September 19 - 25
 
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Papa Was a Boy in Gray Contest
Sacagawea's Contest #1
September 5 - 11, 2001

CONGRATULATIONS to CALVIN from DANVILLE, CALIFORNIA!!!
He is the winner of Sacagawea Contest #1 and the winner of the
SACAGAWEA IMA Hero™ Bear & an Autographed-copy of PAPA WAS A BOY IN GRAY!!!

Thank You All for Entering, and We Appreciate Your Interest!


Read all of Sacagawea's Reports: Report #4, Report #6, Report #11, & Report #18.

1. True or False: There is a life-size statue of Beetle Bailey at the University of Missouri.
True.
Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey, was a member of UM's class of 1948. As a student, Walker frequented a famous campus hangout called The Shack. After The Shack was destroyed by fire, Walker donated a bronze life-size statue of Beetle Bailey sitting at one of The Shack's booths. Many alumni, including Marty Schaller, have their names "carved" in the bronze table and bench just as they were in the real Shack. Sacagawea, Robert E., Ulysses, and Abe enjoyed hanging out with Beetle Bailey on their recent visit. Read more in
Report #4.

2. What is Tiger Stripe Ice Cream?
The University of Missouri's signature treat or rich French vanilla ice cream with large swirls of dark chocolate fudge
(or any variation of this answer). The day Sacagawea and pals visited the University of Missouri, it was nearly 100 degrees. To cool down during their tour, they ate plenty of Tiger Stripe Ice Cream. Everyone welcomed the refreshing and delicious treat. Ulysses and Robert think Tiger Stripe Ice Cream is just the thing to keep Generals happy, and Abe thinks it is good for the State of the Union and heated discussions. Read more in Report #4.

3. Which river is known as "The Father of Waters?"
The Mississippi River.
It is also known as "Old Man River" and the "Big Muddy." The Mississippi River is 2,340 miles long, the second longest river in the United States. Did you know the Missouri River is the longest river? It is 2,540 miles long. On their trip up the Great River Road, Sacagawea and companions viewed the mighty Mississippi River from a bluff overlook. From their vantage point, the river looked like a pale blue, but it was actually chocolate brown in color. (Robert E.: Mmm! Chocolate -- that reminds me of Tiger Stripe Ice Cream!) Read more in Report #6.

4. What state is sometimes called The Prairie State? (Hint: It is also called the Land of Lincoln.)
Illinois. Although Abe calls Illinois the Land of Lincoln, there was a time before the world knew about Abraham Lincoln. And before Abraham Lincoln, there was the prairie -- an ocean of grass covering many states that once was the largest grassland in the world. In Illinois alone there was an estimated 22 million acres of prairie. Today, Illinois has less than 2,300 acres of prairie left. Several prairie states, including Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Indiana, have started a joint conservation movement to plant Prairie Corridors along the major highways. Sacagawea and Mary relaxed in the prairie grass and flowers in late June -- the height of flowering. Read more in Report #6.

5. True or False: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located in Alaska.
False
(although we wish we would have gone to Alaska on this Book Tour).
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located in the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina. It is 60 miles long and 20 miles wide. The Great Smoky Mountains gets its name because there is always a light blue haze resting on the mountain tops even on the clearest day. The water temperature is about 55 degrees in the summertime, and the evaporation is one of the reasons why there is always the light blue mist in the Smokies. Sacagawea and Mary enjoyed a clear, bright, sunny day at the Great Smoky Mountains NP while Abe, Ulysses, and Robert E. stayed at the hotel eating lots of Tennessee's Famous Sourwood Honey. Read more in Report #11.

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Papa Was a Boy in Gray Contest
Abe's Contest #2
September 12 - 18, 2001

CONGRATULATIONS to SHERRY from JASPER, TEXAS!!!
She is the winner of Abe Contest #2 and the winner of the
ABE IMA Hero™ Bear & an Autographed-copy of PAPA WAS A BOY IN GRAY!!!

Thank You All for Entering, and We Appreciate Your Interest!


Read all of Abe's Reports: Report #2, Report #3, Report #9, Report #15, Report #16, & Report #19.

1. Where was the First Official Road Trip Photo taken?
At a Comfort Station on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
During a two day car trip from Burke, Virginia, to Belleville, Illinois, Abe, Robert E., Ulysses, and Mary posed for their First Official Road Trip Photo along the first of America's "superhighways" -- the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Marty Schaller, the PAPA Book Tour's Official Photographer and Mary's husband, captured the gang's excitement. Ulysses later commented, "I was so em--bear--essed!" Read more in
Report #2.

2. In what town was the first Lincoln-Douglas Debate held?
Ottawa, Illinois.
The first Lincoln-Douglas Debate was held on August 21, 1858, in Ottawa's town square called Washington Park. Abe, Mary, and Marty made a side trip to northern Illinois to visit this historic site. Abe was so honored to make the journey, he could "bearly" sit still in the back seat of the car. In the first Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Abraham Lincoln uttered the immortal words against the institution of slavery: "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Abe (the bear) was so very proud to be there! Read more in
Report #2.

3. True or False: Abraham Lincoln's favorite book when he was young was a biography about President George W. Bush.
False.
Abraham Lincoln's favorite book was about a President named George, but it was George Washington, not George W. Bush. Although books were hard to come by in those days on the frontier, Abe read as many books as possible. His favorite was a biography of George Washington, the First President of the United States, written by Reverend Parson Weems. Today, Abe (the bear) likes to read books about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. And one of his favorite books, of course, is
PAPA WAS A BOY IN GRAY! Read more in Report #3.

4. True or False: The artwork on the cover of PAPA WAS A BOY IN GRAY is titled, "Heart of a Southern Girl."
True.
Everyone loves the book's cover art. It was painted by noted Civil War illustrator Henry E. Kidd of Kidd Historic Gallery, Colonial Heights, Virginia. During a recent art class, Abe, Robert E., and Ulysses put on their artist hats and created their own drawing of their favorite Civil War battle scene. Read more in Report #9.

5. What landmark in Bardstown will be featured on the back of the Kentucky Quarter scheduled for release in 2001?
Federal Hill or My Old Kentucky Home.
In 1852, Stephen Foster composed a ballad, called "My Old Kentucky Home." This tune became legendary. It is the Official State Song of Kentucky and is played every Spring at the opening of America's most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby. In 2000, the image of My Old Kentucky Home was selected as the design for the Kentucky State Quarter. Abe can't wait to get his paws on this new quarter, scheduled to be released at the end of 2001. He will put it with the rest of his souvenirs from his PAPA WAS A BOY IN GRAY BOOK TOUR. Read more in Report #16.

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Papa Was a Boy in Gray Contest
Robert E. & Ulysses' Contest #3
September 19 - 25, 2001

CONGRATULATIONS to MARGARET from WAPPINGERS FALLS, NEW YORK!!!
She is the winner of Robert E. & Ulysses Contest #3 and the winner of the
ROBERT E. & ULYSSES IMA Hero™ Bears & an Autographed-copy of PAPA WAS A BOY IN GRAY!!!

Thank You All for Entering, and We Appreciate Your Interest!


Read all of Robert & Ulysses' Reports: Report #1, Report #5, Report #7, Report #8, Report #9, Report #10, Report #12, Report #13, Report #14, Report #15, Report #16, Report #17, & Report #19.

1. True or False: Robert E., Ulysses, and Friends are currently living on top of the Burke Station Raid.
True.
Their new home in Burke, Virginia, is in the middle of a plot of ground that was a Federal Campsite and the site of the Burke Station Raid in December, 1862. Mary even showed them the Civil War bullet she found in her backyard. Here is how Robert E. describes the events with Ulysses' comments in parenthesis: Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart rode (snuck) into Yankee (Federal) camp one afternoon and borrowed (stole) their supply train to get food and blankets for the Confederate soldiers near Fredericksburg. Read more in Report #1 and Report #8.

2. True or False: Robert E. rode in Mrs. Verna Jenkins Benge's purse with his head and paws sticking out so he could see where he was going.
True.
Mrs. Benge is the daughter of Private Merideth "Meridie" Thomas Jenkins of Company H, 54th North Carolina Infantry. When Robert E. and pals visited Mrs. Benge in Galax, Virginia, Mary presented one of Robert E.'s brother to her. Mrs. Benge set him in her purse with his head and paws sticking out so he could see where he was going and so he didn't get smothered. Read more in Report #10.

3. Who did Robert E. sit beside during a luncheon in Cookeville, Tennessee? (Hint: The woman is a daughter of one of the Confederate veterans in PAPA WAS A BOY IN GRAY.)
Mrs. Aurelia Hurlbert Hannon. Mrs. Hannon is the daughter of Francis "Frank" Telesford Hurlbert of Company A, 3rd Florida. Robert E. and friends attended a luncheon for Mrs. Hannon in Cookeville, Tennessee. When Mary presented Mrs. Hannon with one of Robert E.'s brothers, she sat him up beside her plate for the rest of the luncheon. He now happily resides with Mrs. Hannon in Cookeville. Read more in Report #12.

4. How many miles did Robert E., Ulysses, and Gang travel on their "6 States in 8 Days" trip?
Over 2,000 miles
(thanks to the great driving of Marty Schaller). In eight days, Robert E., Ulysses, Abe, Sacagawea, Mary, and Marty drove over 2,000 miles, traveled through six states (Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and a corner of North Carolina), signed over 100 books, and met three REAL daughters. They were glad to return to Burke, Virginia, and sleep in their own beds. Read more in Report #16.

5. Name any ONE of the PAPAs whose story was told in the PAPA WAS A BOY IN GRAY Book Tour Reports.
John Madison Altaffer of Company H, 12th Virginia Cavalry.
Report #5.
Merideth "Meridie" Thomas Jenkins of Company H, 54th North Carolina Infantry.
Report #10.
Francis "Frank" Telesford Hurlbert of Company A, 3rd Florida Infantry.
Report #12 and Report #15.
Peter Vertrees of the 6th Kentucky Infantry.
Report #13.
John Brooks Gunn of Company A, 37th Tennessee Infantry.
Report #15.
Stephen Austin Jones of Company D, 4th Texas Infantry.
Report #17.
William "Bill" John Henry Durham, of Company A, 59th Georgia Infantry.
Report #17.
George Tazewell Brooks of Company A, 55th Virginia Infantry.
Report #17.
Timothy "Tim" Fletcher Pridgen of Company K, 18th North Carolina Infantry,
Report #17.
John King Carlisle of Company G, 47th North Carolina Infantry.
Report #17.
William James Cannon of Company D, 9th Alabama Infantry.
Report #17.

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