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A Knowledge Hunt is a fun, online scavenger hunt that will assist
you in exploring and quickly becoming familiar with one of the theme
areas in the Mavericks site. See how fast you can find the
answers to the ten questions in each Knowledge Hunt.
- When was Sir William Van Horne born?
- Where did Van Horne work when he was only 14 years old?
- What was Van Horne's first act of business when he took over
- What did V.H. Secretan, CPR engineer and surveyor, call Van
- In what year did Van Horne accept an honorary knighthood?
- What did William Pearce study before becoming a surveyor?
- What were two of Pearce's main concerns when he worked for the
- What new national system did Pearce help to create?
- What forced the government to reconsider Pearce's theories of
irrigation in the late 1880s?
- Pearce's ideas on irrigation were not accepted until after his
death. When did he die?