Tuesday, March 27, 2018

WRC Historical Landmarks of Ohio

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Quarterly/Seasonal Challenges  Historical Landmarks of Ohio (2nd Qtr, 2018)    

Historical Landmarks of Ohio
2nd Quarter Task, 2018
Date: 04/01/18 - 06/30/18

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Welcome to our next quarterly task challenge for 2018, which will focus on Ohio. I'll confess to including one place that is not historical, but so original I though it would be fun.

To complete the challenge, read a book that fits a task for each of the landmarks listed below.

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Challenge Rules:
The page limit requirement is 125 pages unless otherwise specified; however, participants are welcome to combine smaller books to reach the page limit. All books are allowed (children's, manga, graphic novels, audio, ebook, etc). Re-reads are fine - just be sure to re-read the entire book.

Challenge Updates:
You are welcome to post updates while working your way through the challenge. When posting an update, please include the following information: a link to the book title, the author's name, and the date you finished reading the book.

Completed Challenges:
When you have completed this challenge, copy and paste your entire challenge in a new message, letting us know it is completed. A completed challenge must include: a link to the book title, the author's name, and the date you finished reading the book. If this information is missing, your challenge is incomplete.
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1. CINCINNATI MUSIC HALL:
Completed in 1878, this beautiful performance hall was built over a pauper's cemetery, helping to fuel its reputation as one of the most haunted places in America.
✿Read a book in which someone or some place is haunted - it can be either a physical or mental thing, OR
✿Read a book in which the first letter of each title work can be found in CINCINATTIMUSICHALL, OR Tough Luck Hero Maisey Yates 4/3/18
✿Read a book with a musical instrument on the cover.

2. JAY COOKE HOUSE:
The Jay Cooke House, aka Cooke Castle is a historic summer estate home located on Gibraltar Island. It was built in 1865, it was the favorite place of financier Jay Cooke.
✿Read a book with a character involved in the world of finance or is very wealthy, OR
✿Read a book with a gray cover, OR
✿Read a book in which all or part of the story takes place on an island Casting About Terri DuLong 4/10/18

3. CINCINNATI-COVINGTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE:
Now known as the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, this beautiful structure spans the Ohio River between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky. When it opened in 1866, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world at 1,057 feet.
✿Read a book set in Ohio or Kentucky, OR
✿Read a book in which the total page count contains the number 1, 0, 5 or 7, OR
301 pages Spinning Forward Terri DuLong 4/9/18
✿Read a book with a bridge or partial bridge shown on the cover

4. FALLEN TIMBERS BATTLEFIELD:
The Fallen Timbers Battlefield is where a decisive American victory took place on August 20, 1794 over British and Native American opponents.
✿Read a book with a British or Native American character, OR
✿Read a book in which a war takes place, OR
✿Read a book published in August The Good Daughter Karin Slaughter 4/23/18

5. HAWTHORN HILL:
Hawthorn Hill was the home of Orville, Milton and Katharine Wright after 1914. It was originally intended as a home to be shared between Wilbur and Orville, but Wilbur died prior to its complete. It was named for the hawthorn trees on the site.
✿Read a book in which brothers are part of the story, OR
✿Read a book with trees shown on the cover, OR
The Gates of Evangeline (Charlotte Cates, #1) by Hester Young The Gates of Evangeline Hester Young 4/4/18
✿Read a Series or TBR book #1, #9 or #4

6. LONGABERGER COMPANY HEADQUARTERS:
Not historic, but I had to include it. One of the most unique headquarter buildings, it is in the shape of Longaberger's biggest seller - the "Medium Market Basket". The Longaberger Company is an American manufacturer of handcrafted maple wood baskets. Founded in 1973, it now has over 8,200 employees.
✿Read a book with a basket shown on the cover, OR
✿Read a book published in 1973, OR
✿Read a book with the numbers 8 & 2 found in the ISBN or ASIN located on the book's main page Marriage Games C.D. Reiss 4/1/18

7. CLEVELAND ARCADE:
A Victorian-era structure built in 1890, it consists of two nine-story buildings, joined by a five-story arcade with glass skylight spanning over 300 feet. It opened on Memorial Day, and is one of the earliest indoor shopping malls in the US.
✿Read a book in which someone goes to a shopping mall, OR
Read a book with over 300 pages 340 pages Separation Games C.D. Reiss 4/2/18
✿Read a book with some type of glass shown on the cover

8. THOMAS A. EDISON BIRTHPLACE:
Built in 1841, this is the birthplace of American inventor Thomas Alvin Edison. Edison was born on February 11, 1847.
✿Read a book that mentions an inventor or an invention, OR
✿Read a book published in February Kidnapped Cowboy Lindsey Brookes 4/7/18
✿Read a book by an author whose first or last name is Thomas

9. PLUM STREET TEMPLE:
The Plum Street Temple (aka the Isaac M. Wise Temple) is a historic synagogue erected for Rabbi Isaac M. Wise and his congregation in Cincinnati, Ohio. Wise was the founder of American Reform Judaism. The temple was dedicated on August 24, 1866 and is one of the oldest synagogue buildings till standing in the US.
✿Read a book in which religion plays a part, The Magnolia Story Chip Gaines Joanna Gaines 4/2/18
✿Read a book with a piece of fruit shown on the cover, OR
✿Read the oldest book on your TBR

10. JAMES A. GARFIELD HOME:
This is the historic home of the 20th President of the United States, James A. Garfield. It includes the first presidential library established in the US. Built in 1876, it became a National Historic Site on December 28, 1980.
✿Read a book that mentions a President of the US, OR
✿Read a book with a character who is a librarian or a character named James, OR
✿Read a book published between 1876 and 1980 (inclusive) or a book published in December (any year) The Earl's Defiant Wallflower Erica Ridley 4/8/18

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