Fun Trivia Questions

Q: Who was Redmond’s most famous artist?
A: It was the legendary woodcarver and sculptor Dudley Carter, who lived and worked for many years out of a home and Haida-style carving studio and longhouse on land by the Bellevue-Redmond Road that later became part of the Microsoft campus. In his later years, he lived and worked as a King County Artist-in-Residence on property next to the Sammamish River at the Leary Way bridge, where some of his larger works can be seen still by RiverWalk users.

Q: Can you identify what street names are currently given to the following roads from Redmond’s early history?
Perrigo’s Road (A.) 166th Avenue NE
Tosh Road (A.) NE 51st Street
Maple Street (A.) NE 85th Street
Buckeye Road (A.) stretch of 172nd Avenue NE south of NE 40th

Q: Who (or what) were the Redmond Sexkillers?

A: A football team made up of women, mostly mothers, who wanted to raise money for Redmond’s Peewee Football League and competed against teams from nearby cities during the 1970’s. They raised thousands of dollars, playing just one game a year to thousands of cheering fans.

Q: What’s the smallest city park in Redmond’s history and where is it located?
A: Flagpole Plaza, at .11 acres, is the smallest park and is located in the center of what old-timers call the Town Square, which is really a triangle where 164th Avenue NE meets Redmond Way.

Q: What local citizen became world-famous for his accomplishment and what was it?
A: In 1963, Jim Whittaker became the first American to climb Mt. Everest. He was given a tickertape parade down Redmond Way and was designated honorary Mayor of Redmond.

Q: The person who founded Children’s Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle in 1907 was a prominent Redmond landowner. Who was it?
A: Anna Herr Clise, owner of Willowmoor, today’s Marymoor Park

Q: Where were movies first shown in Redmond and when?
A: Oddfellows Hall (now called Edwardian Antiques) in 1922

Q: What popular TV series of the earl ‘90’s was filmed in Redmond and where was the soundstage located?
A: The series was called Northern Exposure and the soundstage was located near a business park in southeast Redmond.

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