Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Historical Landmarks of Wisconsin, 3rd Qtr 2015


DATE: 07/01/15 - 09/30/15


Hard to believe it's time for another quarterly challenge! This quarter we will focus on the US state of Wisconsin.

To complete the challenge, read a book that fits one of the options for each of the landmarks below - 10 books in total.

Challenge Rules:
Books should be at least 125 pages. All formats are acceptable. Re-reads are fine--just be sure to re-read the entire book. When updating your challenge with books you've read, please include a link to the book title, make mention of the author's name, and note the date you finished reading the book.

1. S.C. Johnson Admin Building & Research Tower:
Designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright it was constructed from 1936 to 1939. 
☀Read a Series #3. Cowboy Truth (Cowboy Justice Association, #3) by Jaymes, Olivia

2. Dousman Hotel:
This hotel was built in 1864 to accommodate railroad and steamboat travelers. The hotel operated until the 1920's 
☀Read  a Series #8 Sunrise Kisses (The Kisses Series, #8) by Lakes, Krista

3. Pabst Theater:
Built in 1895, "the Pabst" is the fourth oldest continuously operating theater in the US. 
☀Read a book by an author whose first or last initial can be found in PABST Elias (West Bend Saints, #1) by Paige, Sabrina

4. Ringling Brothers Circus Winter Headquarters:
Located in Baraboo, this is where the Ringling Brothers Circus first began their tour as a circus in 1884. ☀Read  a Series #1. Off Sides (Off, #1) by Bennett, Sawyer

5. Milwaukee City Hall:
With a bell tower at 353 feet, completed in 1895, made it the tallest habitable building in the US at the time. 
☀Read a Series #5. Cowboy Cool (Cowboy Justice Association, #5) by Jaymes, Olivia

6. Fourth Street (Meir) School:
Renamed the Golda Meir School after the fourth Prime Minister of Israel, who attended the school between 1906 - 1912, this is a Milwaukee public school for gifted and talented students. 
☀Read a book with a student as a character Better When He's Bad (Welcome to the Point, #1) by Crownover, Jay

7. Greendale Historic District:
Located in Greendale, WI, this is one of three greenbelt towns built by the federal government along with Greenbelt, Maryland and Greenhills, Ohio during the Great Depression. 
Read a Series #2. Justice Healed (Cowboy Justice Association, #2) by Jaymes, Olivia

8. Ten Chimneys:
Built in 1915, Ten Chimneys was home to Broaway actors Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt. It was visited by many other notable actors of the time such as Noel Coward, Helen Hayes, Laurence Olivier, and Vivien Leigh. It was so named for the total of 10 chimneys present on the grounds. 
☀Read a book with a number in the title Manwhore +1 (Manwhore, #2) by Evans, Katy 

9. Astor Fur Warehouse:
The Astor Fur Warehouse is a historic fur warehouse in Prairie du Chien. It was built by American Fur Company agent Joseph Rolette in 1828. The town of Prairie du Chien was a fur trading center in the 18th century due to the French and Canadian fur trade on the Mississippi River. ☀Read  a Series #7. This is Who I Am (Masters of the Shadowlands, #7) by 

10. Thomas A. Greene Memorial Museum:
The Thomas A. Greene Memorial Museum was built in 1913 by family members to house the collection of amateur geologist Thomas A. Greene. It is a mineral and fossil museum located in Milwaukee. 
☀Read a book  set in a large US nationally known city - Denver  Nash (Marked Men, #4) by Crownover, Jay
***Clarification on Task #1***:
OR a book in which the entire title can be found in the letters of FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT

Meaning - all the letters of every word in your book's title can be found in the letters of FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT. You do not have any limitation on the number of words required in the book title - so a one-word title will work for this. But all the letters of that one-word title need to be found in the letters of FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT. 

Hope this helps. 

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