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Overall in this game our players scored 31% correct answers to the four question regarding US Landmarks. The answers to each question related to US Landmarks and the results of each are listed below.
1) The Greenbrier is hotel located that has a unique distinction. In the 1950's this hotel was retrofitted to include a bomb proof bunker under the hotel during the cold war. This bunker was designed to house the president of the United States and many members of government including the Supreme Court in case of a nuclear war. The hotel remained open to the public without anyone knowing the bunker resided below. A total of 26 Presidents have stayed at the Greenbrier. The underground facility was known as "Project Greek Island". The existence of the bunker was revealed in the 1990's when it was deactivated. Tours are now available to the public. In which state is the Greenbrier located.
Additional Fact: The Greenbrier hosted guests while the bunker was being built without anyone realizing what was being built. A doorway was installed hidden behind a panel during the installation that was located in the main hotel.
Answer: West Virginia
Score: 50% Correct
2) The Montgomery Bell Tunnel is a 290 foot long tunnel cut through limestone. This tunnel was the first full scale water diversion tunnel built in the United States. It is believed that is the first full scale tunnel of any tipe built in the United States. The tunnel was built in 1819. In which state is the Montgomery Bell Tunnel located.
Additional Fact: Much of the tunnel was built by slaves.
3) The Graphite Reactor at X10 was shut down in 1963 after 20 years of service. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966. The control room and reactor face are accessible to the public during scheduled tours. This reactor was built to provide plutonium for the atomic bomb during World War II. After the war the reactor provided plutonium for both military and civilian use including to hospitals and universities. In which state is the X10 Reactor located.
Additional Fact: The X10 Reactor is more commonly known as the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. During the construction phase of the reactor it was noted that it was the largest construction project of the time and took more electricity to run than most large cities.
4) Independence Rock is a large rounded extrusion of granite. It is approximately 130 feet high. It was designated as a National Landmark in 1961. Several names are carved on the stone although no one is real sure when the names began to appear. In which state is Independence Rock located?
Additional Fact: The rock derives its name from the fact that it lies directly along the route of the Emigrant Trail and that emigrant wagon parties bound for Oregon or California, which usually left the Missouri River in the early spring, attempted to reach the rock by July 4, in order to reach their destinations before the first mountain snowfalls.
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