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Answers to Peter J. Shields Trivia

Here are the answers to our Peter J. Shields trivia questions from yesterday:

  1. Besides the Library name two other campus landmarks that are named for Shields. A: Shields Oak Grove is located in the Arboretum and Peter J. Shields Avenue is located directly north of the Library.
  2. How old was Shields when he passed away? A: Shields passed away on September 28, 1962 at the age of 100.
  3. What year was the Library named for Shields? A: The Library was named in memory of Shields in 1972. The naming ceremony took place in May 1973.
  4. Name Shields’ occupation for the majority of his life. A: He was a Sacramento County Superior Court Judge from 1900 until his retirement in 1949.
  5. What was the name of Shields’ wife? A: He married Carolee Wilsey in 1901. The Carolee Shields White Flower Garden and Gazebo in the Arboretum is named for her.
  6. Where was Shields born? A: He was born in Hangtown Crossing, a small farming town fourteen miles east of Sacramento, California.

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