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1. What nationally famous soft drink was invented at Waco's Old Corner Drugstore by a pharmacist named Dr. Charles Alderton?
2. Another soft drink was also invented in Waco. Though not as popular as Dr. Pepper this drink is sold in 40 states, but is mostly popular in Texas and Louisville, Kentucky. Can you name it?
3. Waco boasts a skyscraper. This building is important to the town and its people. During World War II the lights on this building were turned off at night; however, pilots flying into Waco requested the sign be turned back on because they couldn't find Waco without the lights from the ________________ building.
4. Waco used to be home to more than one active airfield.
5. The second female to serve as Texas' governor hailed from Waco, and was a graduate of Baylor University. She delivered a memorable speech at the 1988 Democratic Convention, and was known for her sharp wit and devotion to liberal causes. Who was she?
6. A famous comedic actor was born and raised in Waco. He's a "Wild and crazy guy." Who is he?
7. At one time Waco advertised itself as the ________________ City.
8. One of the state's most devastating natural disasters occurred in Waco in 1953. What was it?
9. Waco is of course known for being the home of Baylor University; however, another famous Texas institution of higher learning was once located there, but later moved. Do you know which one?
10. At one time dancing was not allowed on the Baylor University campus; however, President Dr. Robert Sloan allowed it as one of his first official acts as president of the university. Can you tell me what year this dramatic change took place?
11. Though Waco will forever be associated with Baylor University the school did not get its start there. What Texas town was originally the home of Baylor University?
12. Waco was once home to a major Air Force base. Can you name it?
13. Military history in Waco runs deep. During World War I a training camp for infantrymen was located in the northern part of town. Do you know the name of this camp?
14. What legendary African-American singer was born in Waco?
15. Before they were nationally known felons, outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow lived in Waco. Clyde was jailed for a brief period of time for car theft and burglary. Bonnie, his 19 year old girlfriend, got him out of jail. What did she do?
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