Local History Neglected

Thanks in part to new commissioner Jason Renshaw, I was able to have a sit-down with all three commissioners and talk about economic development ideas which would include tourism and storytelling.  I was amazed when none of the three could answer a question I asked them about local history.

For this one-question quiz, let’s describe local as “within 20 miles” of Kittanning.

Question:  What was the FIRST EVER military medal awarded in what would become the United States of America?

If you know, leave a comment below but DON’T give the answer, ok?

Clue #1:    The awarding of this medal occurred 20 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Clue #2:  Benjamin Franklin was involved.

The internet is the happy hunting ground of the future.  Yes, you can find the answer there with a good.  For fun and maybe getting the answer, NOTHING beats asking your friends.  See how many of them are stumped, too.  Compare stories.  HAPPY HUNTING!

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