Stan’s Trivia Bits

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Small-town celebrity birthplace of the week: Anamosa, Iowa (current population about 5,000). “American Gothic” painter Grant Wood was born there in 1891.

Richard Wagner wrote both the music and libretto for his opera “The Flying Dutchman,” and conducted its premiere performance in Dresden in 1843. The “Flying Dutchman” of the title is a:

A) Gold mine

B) Legendary bird

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C) Ship

D) Man

Wednesday’s answer: Four holes of the Brickyard Crossing golf course are contained within the 2.5-mile oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, connected by a tunnel to the rest of the course. The course is closed on the day that the Indy 500 is held.

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