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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree - October/November 2005
Rural Hill Farm

Rural Hill Farm
Center of Scottish Heritage
4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078

Contact: Keets F. Taylor, Executive Director


Let’s Play 20 QUESTions
Each Saturday July 16 through October 15, 2005

Rural Hill Farm is open at 10 am. Last ticket sold at 5 pm
Adults $6. Seniors (60+) $5. Youth (15-5) $4. Age 4 and under FREE
Reservations suggested. One person 16 or over on each team.

Call for Reservations to receive a discount of $1 off for groups of 30 or more or to bring your group on a weekday or Sunday afternoon.

HUNTERSVILLE, NC: Get ready for a real challenge.

Think of this NEW game as a combination of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, only played out of doors over a 265 acre historic farm. Choose your companions carefully. Use your skills at navigation, deductive reasoning, data entry & reconnaissance and learn something NEW about your community. Enjoy individual or team play while you enjoy the adventure.

Your game board will be marked with your official Time-In. Use the map on your game board to find the 20 storyboards which are placed ‘round and about Rural Hill Farm with QUESTions and Answers. The 20 QUESTions are in five titled categories: School Daze, Natural Resources, Mecklenburg & the Meck Dec, Down on the Farm and The Davidson Family.

There are three panels on each storyboard. The first panel tells a story. The second panel poses a QUESTion and offers three possible answers. The correct answer will provide a clue in the form of a letter. Write the letter in the underlined spaces as noted on the third panel until you solve the rhyme.

Rural Hill Farm, settled by John and Violet Wilson Davidson in 1761, is a restoration in progress. John Davidson was a signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and a patriot of the American Revolution. Six generations of the Davidson family lived at Rural Hill for more than 230 years. At one time Rural Hill was one of the finest plantations in Mecklenburg County. Explore the 1890s Davidson one-room school house and see displays in the Davidson Homestead farmhouse.

Strategy Points: The closer the QUESTions are to Time-In the fewer the clues. There are a number of Storyboard in the shade around the Davidson Homestead but the QUESTions that are the farthest away from your starting point will provide the biggest rewards in solving the rhyme. When you have solved the rhyme have your Time-Out officially entered. You may not have to visit all of the storyboards to solve the rhyme but someone has to do it.

If you find that you need additional assistance, you may purchase the Story, Question and Answer for #16, #17, #18, #19 or #20. which will set you back 10 minutes per clue. Plan your strategy to minimize distance vs. time. An hour and a half is the time to beat.

When you finish the rhyme go to Time-Out for any clues you might have missed and a completed edition of the rhyme.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING PETS… you will have to solve this puzzle all by yourself.

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