Derby History Quiz
An Early Derby Church
St. Mary's Church celebrated the 75th anniversary of it's current church in 2007, but the original St. Mary's Church pictured above was erected in 1845 on land donated by Anson G. Phelps. It was about fifty feet by thirty-three feet in size and originally serviced a largely immigrant Irish population. It was subsequently enlarged at least twice. On June 25, the cornerstone for the current church was laid, and the new building was opened on November 21, 1883.
This quiz generated many correct answers, but ironically it also generated more incorrect answers than any other quiz that we have had!
Correct answers were received from:
Paul Varsanik, John M. Rak, Jack Moran, Mary Lou Boroski, Paula Gantomasso-Tyszka, Marc J. Garofalo, Jack Skelding, Fred Grant, Millie from Ansonia, Jack Vagnini, GENE WAJDOWICZ, Ann Searles, Stephanie Anne D'Onofrio, Walt Mayhew, frank colonese, MARY SUESS, Margo Bondi, Anita, Joe Pinto, Howie Bradshaw, Bernie Conlon, Joe Dedo, Jim Bartlett, Marilyn Kassheimer, Pat Oates, Ron Sill, Nick from Terryville, rick dunne, Allison Calvert, John Whalen, dave grant, Bob Ahearn, Richard Chromik, Tina from Ansonia, Dave Petz, Glenn Gaetano, Bert De Forest, Eileen Krugel, Ken Dupke, Jack Sheehy, Dave Hughes, Norm Audet, and Gerelyn from St. Louis.
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