Crystal Gayle - 9-17

Brenda Gail Webb is nineteen years younger than her sister Loretta.  When Loretta married Oliver Lynn, she took on his name and became Loretta Lynn.  When Brenda decided to pursue her own career in music, she was encouraged change her name to avoid confusion with her contemporary, Brenda Lee.  Inspired by a Krystal hamburger store, she became Crystal Gayle, and eventually accumulated twenty number one hits on the country music charts, during the 1970s and 1980s, recording twenty-two studio albums and eleven compilation albums.  Two of the albums adorning the walls of the American Treasure Tour are:


We Must Believe In Magic was released in 1977, including her hit single "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," and went platinum.


Miss the Mississippi came out two years later and contained three hits for Gayle:  "Half the Way," "It's Like We Never Said Goodbye," and "The Blue Side."

Gayle married her high school sweetheart, with whom she is still together, living in Nashville while touring for her fans.


What Native American tribe awarded Gayle with a Medal of Honor at a ceremony in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in the year 2000?

a)  Sioux

b)  Cherokee

c)  Arapaho

d)  Crow

e)  Lenni Lenape

Answer Below

Today in History

September 17th, 1776, the colony of New Spain began the fortification of a space in Alta California in the effort to establish a claim to the land.  This fort became known as the Presidio, and was located in the San Francisco Bay.  Mexico claimed the land when they became independent from Spain, and the United States took it over in 1848 when Mexico ceded it after the Mexican-American War.  Shortly thereafter, gold was discovered in the mountains east of San Francisco, compelling the region to become extremely important to gold rushers and America in general.  California received statehood in 1850, only two years later.

The Battle of Antietam was fought between General George B. McClellan's Union forces and the Confederates under Robert E. Lee.  The bloodiest day in the American Civil War, 22,717 men were deemed missing, wounded, or dead.


Born in Scotland in the year 1854, David Dunbar Buick migrated to the United States at the age of two, and they settled in Detroit.  


A natural tinkerer, Buick started his career in the plumbing field, then invented a lawn sprinkler, and methods to effectively coat cast iron with enamel that became a popular cover for bathtubs.  At the age of forty-five, Buick began his first company associated with the production of automobiles in a company that used his name.  Buick's fortunes rose and fell, and by the time of his death at age seventy-four from colon cancer, he was in poverty.

Sharing a birthday with David Dunbar Buick is Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger.  Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota the son of a traveling salesman, Burger received his law degree magna cum laude in 1931 and became a distinguished lawyer in Minnesota, prior to his appointment by President Richard M. Nixon in 1969 as Chief Justice, following Earl Warren in the position.  Considered a critic of Warren's court, Burger surprised many by upholding decisions made by his predecessor.  He resigned his post in 1986, and passed away nine years later.


Crime and the fear of crime have permeated the fabric of American life.  -- Warren Burger

Answer:  b)