Superior History Quiz

In the diary she kept in 1858, 12-year-old Ellen Harlow recorded picking many quarts of raspberries and blueberries. She called the raspberries “raspberries” but used a different name for blueberries. What was it?

A) Huckleberries

B) Whortleberries

C) Bilberries

D) Little blue jobbies

Answer: B: Whortleberries. The name is still commonly used in some parts of Colorado. Huckleberry and bilberry are also names sometimes given to the same or related plants.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper *

Starting at $4.62/week.

Subscribe Today