Derby History Quiz
The Department of Transportation recently replace this historic sign which had been missing for some time.
Every day thousands of motorists pass the sign pictured above commemorating a French officer who marched through and camped in Derby on his way to the battle at Yorktown. After being blockaded by the British fleet at Newport, Rhode Island, for about a year, in June 1781 the French under Rochambeau marched to Yorktown, Virginia, where they cooperated with American forces under General George Washington in winning the victory.
An earlier quiz featured Derby patriot Gen. David Humphrey's and his role in the Revolutionary War including his connection with the decisive battle at Yorktown. Click here to read more.
Correct answers were received from: John Kowarik, Ken Dupke, Dave Petz, Ann Searles, Randy Ritter, and Mary Lou Boroski.
To see our other earlier quizzes and learn more about Derby's unique history, click here.