Name That City! — September 16, 2021

September 16, 2021

Here’s a review of this week’s questions: The 1982 World Series garnered the nickname “the Suds Series,” since the St. Louis Cardinals, from the city where Budweiser beer is produced, took on the team from what city that is also famous for brewing beer? “White Lotus” actor Steve Zahn, a native of Minnesota, has lived for the past 17 years in what Southern city, famous for raising, training, and racing horses? What is the name of the Midwestern city that is the burial place of the 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, as well as the location…

Name That City! — Sept 9, 2021

September 9, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: What city was the home of Market Square Arena from 1974 to 2001? Name the Southern city that was the birthplace of evangelist Billy Graham. Name the city that is the home of Mud Island. And here are the answers: Market Square Arena held a prominent location in downtown Indianapolis, IN for nearly 30 years, and served as the home of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. It was also the site of many great concerts by the likes of KISS, the Grateful Dead and Michael Jackson. From 1974 to 1979, the Indianapolis Racers of the…

Name That City! — September 2, 2021

September 2, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions:  The local delicacy that this Midwestern city serves to its legion of fans is a dressed up hot dog called a “Coney Island.” However, neither the name nor the dog has anything to do with New York’s famous Coney Island amusement park. What is the name of the city famous for “Coneys?” This city is home to the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, nicknamed “Fed Med.” Famous guests have included John Gotti and Robert Stroud, AKA “the Birdman of Alcatraz.” What Midwestern city has been home to this facility for nearly 90…

Name that City! — August 26, 2021

August 26, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: Novelist Michael Chabon, who wrote “Wonder Boys,” set many of his novels in which city? Music stars Chet Atkins, Roy Acuff and Kenny Chesney were all born in what southern city? Which midwestern city is home to an annual arts festival, held at Western Gateway Park and which attracts over 200,00 visitors? And here are the answers: Pittsburgh, PA–Novelist Michael Chabon, who attended both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, burst onto the literary scene in 1988 with his poignant coming-of-age novel, “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh.” Several of his books were set…

Name That City! — August 19, 2021

August 19, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: What Midwestern city is the birthplace of SNL’s Chris Farley? Which city is the home of Arthur Bryant’s barbecue restaurant, the birthplace of “burnt ends?” Which city is home to Shaw University, the first Historically Black College in the American South? And here are the answers: Chris Farley was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1964. Raised in an Irish Catholic household, Farley and his two brothers attended Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart in Madison, and later, Marquette University in Milwaukee. After a short time at Chicago’s legendary Second City Theater, he was…

Name That City! — August 12, 2021

August 12, 2021

This week’s theme is quirky and fun. We’re going to name some flyover attractions and you tell us the city in which they’re located. Here are the questions: Where would the find The Center Of The Universe? In what city would you find a hotel that features a daily parade of ducks? Where would you find the oldest sanctioned tenpin bowling alley in the U.S.? And here are the answers: Tulsa, OK—The Center of the Universe is an acoustic anomaly, an open-air echo chamber in which a person standing in its center can speak out loud and his or her voice…

Name That City! — Aug 5, 2021

August 5, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: In what U.S. city would you find the first international vehicular tunnel in the world? In what city was the pop-up toaster invented? This city has a song with the same name that has the lyrics “On the corner of Twelfth Street and Vine.” And here are the answers: DETROIT, MI—The Detroit-Windsor tunnel, considered one of the great engineering wonders of the world, is jointly owned by the city of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The 5,160-ft long tunnel was formally dedicated on November 1, 1930. President Hoover turned a “golden key” in Washington that…

Name That City! — July 29, 2021

July 29, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: In what city was the first successful bone marrow transplant in the U.S. is performed? Bob Dunn’s first recordings for Decca with Milton Brown are considered to be the first electric instrument recordings. What part of flyover country did he hail from? In what city was the touch screen technology first developed? And here are the answers: Madison, WI—The first successful bone marrow transplant was performed by University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Professor Fritz Bach, MD, and University of Minnesota Professor Robert Good, MD. It was done in 1968 on…

Name That City! — July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: This city has as one of its nicknames, “Cream City,” but it has nothing to do with dairy or Eric Clapton. Known as the first Black millionaire, in what city did Robert Church make his fortune? What city is known as the Smithsonian of the South? And here are the answers: Milwaukee, WI– Milwaukee’s known as the Cream City because of the yellow, cream-colored bricks that were first discovered and made there in 1835. The bricks were used for many of the buildings and businesses — breweries, schools — throughout the 19th century. Memphis,…

Name That City! — July 15, 2021

July 15, 2021

Let’s talk food this week. Can you match the famous dish with the city in which it was first served? The Juicy Lucy/Jucy Lucy Toasted Ravioli The Hot Brown Here are the answers: Minneapolis, MN—A couple of bars in Minneapolis– Matt’s Bar and the 5-8 Club–lay claim to this one, thus the different spellings. The creation is a cheeseburger prepared by putting cheese between two patties of meat, then sealing both patties around the cheese to create a single patty with a cheese core. The rivalry between the bars and their interpretations is longstanding, but has gained more exposure since…

Name That City! — July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021

This week, let’s turn our attention to great writers who hailed from flyover country. Can you match the writer with the city in which he/she was born? Anne Tyler Ralph Ellison Kurt Vonnegut Here are the answers: Minneapolis, MN—Anne Tyler has published twenty-three novels, including Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, The Accidental Tourist, and Breathing Lessons. All three were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and Breathing Lessons won the prize in 1989. She was born in Minneapolis but when she was 11 years old, her family moved to another “flyover” city, Raleigh, North Carolina, where her Quaker parents…

Name That City! — June 24, 2021

June 24, 2021

Here are the questions: We know that Dr. Albert Sabin developed the polio vaccine. But he spent many years during and after World War II in which flyover city? Researchers in this city were the first to develop a mind-powered robotic arm. At what university did this research happen? In what city was the G-suit for airplane pilots developed? And here are the answers: In 1939, Dr. Sabin moved to Cincinnati and worked at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. During World War II, he was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and helped develop a vaccine against Japanese…

Name That City! June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

Today is National Mascot Day! We’re a trivia feature—we know these things. Let’s see if you can match the mascot with the college team it represents. Pistol Pete Herky the Hawk Scotty the Dog And here are the answers: Oklahoma State University—Sports fans might think that the mascot got its name from “Pistol” Pete Maravich, famed American shooting guard but that’s not the story. The mascot’s name was actually inspired by an admired cowboy named Frank B. Eaton. Eaton was given the name Pistol Pete after beating out many cavalry competitors in a marksmanship contest at Ft. Gibson. The nickname…

Name That City! — June 10, 2021

June 10, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: What city was once known as the Furniture City? What city has a bridge locals call Bob? What city buries cars as time capsules? And here are the answers: Grand Rapids, MI—Today the city is nicknamed Beer City, USA for the more than 80 breweries located there. But in the 1800s, Grand Rapids had a global reputation for manufacturing and selling fine wood furniture. Omaha, NE—Bob’s full name is the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. He is a 3,000-foot bridge that floats over the Missouri River, linking more than 150 miles of hiking and biking…

Name That City! — June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021

Let’s talk about early innovations in Flyover Country. Here are this week’s questions: Dr. Martin Cooper and John F. Mitchell developed the first hand-held cellphone. In what city did they do this? Frederick Jones developed the first successful mechanical truck refrigeration unit. In what city did he do this? John Vincent Atanasoff is considered by some to be the father of the computer. In what city did he develop his computer? And here are the answers: Chicago, IL—Cooper and Mitchell worked for Motorola, rolling out the prototype in 1973. It was far from the sleek, lightweight phones we use today—it…

Name That City! — May 27 2021

May 27, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: What city has the nickname of “Naptown”? A chapel in this city is home to more Catholic relics than anywhere else in the world except for the Vatican. Every July (usually on the Fourth), people in this city gather to promote “satire, liberty, and lunacy” at the annual Doo Dah Parade. And here are the answers: Indianapolis, IN–The term Naptown didn’t result from the fact that citizens in Indy were sleepier than those in other cities. It was actually coined by jazz musicians in the 1930s. One of the first recorded uses was in…

Name That City! — May 20, 2021

May 20, 2021

Here’s a review of the teams: University of Michigan Wolverines Notre Dame Fighting Irish University of Pittsburgh Panthers And here are the answers: The Ohio State University Buckeyes—The rivalry between these two became supercharged during the 1970s through the 2000s as most of their games determined the Big Ten Conference. Apparently, the hatred between these two was fueled by an historical event in 1835—the claim of the Toledo Strip, a 468-square mile region of land at the states’ borders. Way to hold a grudge! USC Trojans—This football rivalry began in 1926. It is considered one of the most important rivalries…

Name That City! — May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

We’ve gaining on Summer. Are you planning a road trip with the fam (even after being shut in with the fam for months?!). This week we’re going to list some tourist attractions in Flyover Country. Can you tell us the cities where they’re located? Biltmore Estate Motown Museum Andy Warhol Museum Here are the answers: Asheville, NC—The Biltmore is an historic house museum that was built for George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895. It is the largest privately owned house in the U.S. at 178,925 sq. ft. with over 75 acres of gardens designed by renowned landscape architect…

Name That City! — May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: What city is home to the world’s largest hockey mural? In what city was an arena nicknamed “The Igloo” located? What city is home to a giant gold ball called “The Sunsphere”? And here are the answers: St. Paul, MN—The city took Canada’s claim of having the largest hockey mural to heart and created its own. “Made in Minnesota” covers 300×50 feet of real estate on a mixed-use facility that is the official practice site for the Minnesota Wild and home of the Hamline Pipers’ hockey program. Pittsburgh, PA—The Igloo’s official name was Civic…

Name that City! — April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions; George Webb and Sons was launched as a lunch counter in 1948. It has grown to a chain of restaurants in this state. Name the state and the quirky tradition it’s known for. This city contains an underwater vehicular tunnel built by the same firm that build the Holland Tunnel that connects NYC to New Jersey. In what city is the tunnel located? The first rock concert in the U.S. happened in what city? And here are the answers: Milwaukee, WI—The restaurants in the George Webb chain all have two clocks on the wall…

Name That City! — April 20, 2021

April 22, 2021

Here are three groups of recognizable names. Guess the city in which each group was born . Charles Schultz, Anne Tyler, J. Paul Getty T.S. Eliot, Max Factor Jr., Maya Angelou Fred Astaire, Warren Buffett, Malcolm X Here are the answers: Minneapolis, MN—Schultz, the influential cartoonist, began exercising his gift as a child when he’d draw pictures of the family dog Spike (Snoopy’s inspiration), who was known to eat tacks and razor blades; novelist Tyler has published over 20 novels, three of which were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Her novel Breathing Lessons won the prize in 1989.…

Name that City! — April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Here’s a review of this week’s questions: Where in Flyover Country was water skiing invented? It has been described as one of the finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in the United States. What is the Scottish Rite Cathedral and in what city is it located? The university in this city has as its sports mascot a Bluetick Coonhound named Smokey. And here are the answers: In 1922, on Lake Pepin in Minnesota, fisherman Ralph Samuelson convinced his brother to pull him behind a motorboat while he stood on two 8-foot pine boards and held on to a clothesline. His brother…

Name That City! — April 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: What was Bloody Island and where was it located? James H. Suttle served as mayor of this city from 2009-2013. While many politicians come from a law background, Suttle didn’t. In what city did he serve as mayor and what was his background? The USS Cod is a World War II submarine that is now a museum in what city? Here are the answers: Bloody Island was a densely wooded sandbar opposite St. Louis, MO, that was considered “neutral” and not under Missouri or Illinois control. Even though it was only about a mile…

Name that City! — April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

It’s April Fool’s Day and that means pranksters putting their talents to use. In honor of the day, this week’s trivia revolves around some of the best pranks in the history of the U.S. We’ll give you the prank and you match it up to the perpetrator and the flyover city he was from. Here’s a review of the questions: In 1938, an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air simulated a live news cast of the first Martian spacecraft landing. Who was the perpetrator and where was he from? In 1959, this…

Name That City! — March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

Here’s a review of this week’s questions: John Davison Rockefeller Sr., widely considered to be the wealthiest American of all time, was born in New York City, but his family eventually settled in what city (from where he started a little company called Standard Oil). Former Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis was confirmed on June 1, 1916. In what city was he born? For years, Marlin Perkins was the face of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, the popular TV show where he and sidekick Jim Fowler tracked animals down in their habitat. He was also the director of the zoo…

Name That City! — March 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: Arrowhead Stadium was the first stadium in professional football to bring High Dynamic Range (HDR) to its end zone display. In what city is it located? What city had a sometimes violent conflict over the construction of a bridge? In what city is the Bob Dylan archive located? And here are the answers: Kansas City—For the 2019 season, the Kansas City Chiefs introduced 10-millimeter Surface-Mount Device (SMD) technology that increases the resolution by more than 2.5 times. The Chiefs had installed 16HD tech in 2009. This new installation is capable of providing live video,…

Name That City! — March 11, 2021

March 11, 2021

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting female innovators from the US heartland in this week’s trivia. Here are this week’s questions: This woman invented Kevlar. Who is she and what city did she hail from? This woman was the second known Black woman to receive a patent for inventing the precursor to the Murphy Bed. Who is she and where was she born? This woman secured 15 patents from the late 1870s to the late 1890s for inventions that ranged from foot warmers to one of the most important transportation innovations of all time: the life raft. Who…

Name that City! — March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: Can you identify the city in which each of these writers was born? F. Scott Fitzgerald T.S. Eliot Thomas Wolfe Here are the answers: St. Paul, MN—Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, to an upper-middle-class family. Extra points if you knew that he was named after his second cousin, Francis Scott Key, best known for writing the lyrics for the American national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner.” St. Louis, MO—The preeminent poet of “The Waste Land” was born at 2635 Locust Street. He returned to the city after finding fame, saying about St. Louis:…

Name That City! — February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: The Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon is one of the largest in the world. What exactly is it and in what city is it located? What city boasts a sporting event in which it is traditional for the winner to take a celebratory drink of milk? Bohemian émigré Anthony Philip Heinrich led the first known performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 ever heard in the United States in this city. What city was it? And here are the answers: Springfield, IL—“Carillon” is a fancy word for bell tower. This one stands 132 feet high and…

Name That City! — February 18, 2021

February 18, 2021

From World War I through the 1960s, more than 6 million black Americans migrated north in search of better jobs and to escape violence perpetrated by domestic terrorists like the KKK. Today’s trivia looks at some of the cities that played an important part in the migration. Here’s a review of the questions: This city was a pivotal destination during The Great Migration for factory and auto industry jobs. Today it is home to the largest single African-American exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. What city is it? Between 1910 and 1930, the Black population…

Name That City! — February 11, 2021

February 11, 2021

Most cities in the U.S. have a nickname; some have several. We’re going to throw some lesser-known nicknames out there and see if you can guess the city. The City of Bridges The Underwear Capital of the World The Cream City Tree Town The City of Fountains Here are the answers: Pittsburgh, PA—Pittsburgh boasts 446 bridges, more than any other city in the world. Most recognizable is the world’s only trio of identical bridges, the Roberto Clemente, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Carson suspension bridges. Knoxville, TN—Knoxville was known as the “underwear capital of the world” because, well, it manufactured a…

Name That City! — February 4, 2021

February 4, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: What city did the Dundee explosion happen in? In what city would you find the world’s only underground zip line attraction? In what city did an event occur that ended college varsity boxing in 1960? And here are the answers: Omaha, NE—Near the end of World War II, a Japanese balloon bomb exploded in the Dundee neighborhood of Omaha. Today, a plaque commemorates where the bomb exploded and sits surrounded by the neighborhood’s trendy restaurants, bars and shops. Louisville, KY—The zip line courses are located in The Mega Cavern, a former limestone mine. The…

Name that City! — January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: What city has the world’s largest bike museum? Festival seating was banned in what city in 1979, had a one day exemption in 2002, and then allowed for good in 2004? Actor Bill Murray is part owner of a minor league baseball team in what city? And here are the answers: Pittsburgh, PA—Established in 1996, Bicycle Heaven is the largest transportation museum in the world dedicated to bicycles. The museum was founded by Craig Morrow and comprises his personal collection gathered over decades. Bikes from the museum have been featured in movies such as A Beautiful…

Name That City! — January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: Joseph Pulitzer’s name is best known for the Pulitzer Prizes which were established as a result of his endowment to Columbia University. But in what city did he begin his own journalism career? There is a museum that is devoted to sign history. In what city is it located? They’re a routine sight now, but did you know that dumpsters weren’t a thing until 1935? Do you know where dumpsters got their start? And here are the answers! St. Louis, IL—In 1878, Pulitzer bought the fading St. Louis Dispatch and merged it with John…

Name That City! — January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions: For a week in 1982, Broadlands Medical Center in this city was deluged with calls from all over the world asking about a famous patient who had to get rabies shots. In what city did this happen? Hank Williams, Sr. spent the last night of his life in this city. This city is home to an interlinked collection of enclosed pedestrian footbridges that enables people to walk in climate-controlled comfort year-round. And here are the answers: Des Moines, IA – Ozzy Osbourne was the patient, and it wasn’t a case of being bitten by…

Name That Flyover City! — January 7, 2020

January 7, 2021

Here are this week’s trivia questions: Drivers in the 50s, not unlike drivers today, were often confused by who was supposed to yield at intersections using the right-of-way law. In 1950, a police officer in this city designed a traffic sign to ease the confusion. What city and what was the sign? This city is home to the world’s most famous condiment producer. What city is it? Notorious crime boss John Dillinger, whose gang was responsible for dozens of bank heists during the Depression era, hails from what city? And here are the answers: Tulsa, OK – Police officer Clinton…

Name That City! — December 31, 2020

December 31, 2020

This week we’re looking at flyover ingenuity. Here’s a review of the questions: Forest Gill invented the bumper sticker. What city did he invent it in and why? A guy named Ray Harroun was perhaps the first to use a rear-view mirror on a motorcar. Where did this event happen? Organic chemist John Sheehan collaborated with his doctorate advisor to create a feasible production of RDX, a substance that was used as an explosive in WWII, giving the Allies a huge advantage. What city’s school did he attend? And here are the answers! Kansas City, MO—Gill was the owner of…

Name That City! — December 17, 2020

December 17, 2020

Here’s a review of the questions: VH1 called this happening the “Least Metal Moment” of 2004. What was it and in what city did it occur? In what could well be the saddest movie ever, Brian’s Song told the story of Gale Sayers’ friendship with Chicago Bears’ teammate Brian Piccolo. In what city was Gale Sayers born and raised? Where can you find the last remaining antebellum hospital in the U.S.? And here are the answers: In 2004, the “Least Metal Moment” ever was declared when Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil led the crowd in the “World’s Largest Chicken Dance” on…

Name that City! — December 10, 2020

December 10, 2020

Welcome to Name that City! Here’s a review of the questions: What city was the home of the first community-sponsored educational TV station? The first typewriter to be commercially successful was patented in 1868 in this city. A neighborhood in this city was home, at various times, to writers T.S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin and William S. Burroughs. Can you name the city? And here are the answers: Pittsburgh—A public television station was the brainchild of Pittsburgh’s mayor David Lawrence. WQED signed on on April 1, 1954. The station was the flagship for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Milwaukee, WI–was patented…

Name that City! — December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

Here’s a review of the questions: Chef Gerard Craft has been nominated five times for the James Beard Foundation Award, winning it once. In what city did he open his restaurant Niche? The C3 rangefinder camera enjoyed a 27-year production run and became one of the top-selling cameras in history. What company introduced it and in what city? What city is home to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame? And here are the answers: St. Louis, MO–Craft opened Niche in 2005 in a boarded-up building in the Benton neighborhood of St. Louis, a city that he had never visited. He…

Name that City! — Nov. 19, 2020

November 19, 2020

Are you ready for some football? This week we take a look at some of the greatest plays from NFL teams located in Flyover Country. Here’s a review of the questions: The play known as the Immaculate Reception is widely regarded among football pundits as the greatest moment in NFL history. What flyover city’s team owns that accolade? Towards the end of the 2006 AFC Championship game, Marlin Jackson intercepted a Tom Brady pass to send this flyover city’s team to Super Bowl XLI. What city and what team? The play was dubbed a “Miracle.” It was the first game…

Name That City — November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020

Here’s a review of the questions: What city boasts the largest half-marathon in the U.S.? William Potts is credited with inventing the three-lens traffic light. In what city did he live? The practice of luxury hotels putting a chocolate on the pillows of their guests began in what city? And here are the answers: Indianapolis, IN– The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is the largest half marathon and the seventh-largest running event in the U.S. The race draws over 30,000 runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair racers. Detroit, MI—Potts was a Detroit police officer who solved the problem that existed with two-color…

Name That City — November 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

Here’s a review of the questions: What city boasts the largest half-marathon in the U.S.? William Potts is credited with inventing the three-lens traffic light. In what city did he live? The practice of luxury hotels putting a chocolate under the pillows of their guests began in what city? And here are the answers: Indianapolis, IN– The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is the largest half marathon and the seventh-largest running event in the U.S. The race draws over 30,000 runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair racers. Detroit, MI—Potts was a Detroit police officer who solved the problem that existed with two-color…

Name that Flyover City! — October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020

Here are this week’s questions: What city in the 1800s boasted the advertising slogan, “More boulevards than Paris, mor fountains than Rome”? In what U.S. city did Teddy Roosevelt deliver his famous “Speak softly and carry a big stick” speech? In 1982, radio personality Tim “The Rock N Roll Animal” U’ren climbed on a ledge from the 21st floor of his station and refused to leave until The Who agreed to perform there? And here are the answers: Kansas City, MO—There are 200 officially registered fountains in the metropolitan Greater Kansas City area and over 151 miles of constructed and…

Name that Flover City! — October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! In what city would you find the historical structure called the Sunsphere? What city is home to the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care center, whose team performed the first successful hand transplant? Pinterest’s founder, Ben Silbermann, was born and raised in this city. And here are the answers: Knoxville, TN—The 266-ft. high hexagonal steel truss structure served as the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair. The 24-karat gold-dust filled, glass-paneled ball at its top measures 75 feet in diameter. Louisville, KY—The nation’s first hand transplant occurred in 1999. In 2010, the…

Name That Flyover City! — Oct. 15 2020

October 15, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! In what US city would you find an annual public arts celebrations called FestiFools? What was the first major city to begin desegregating its public facilities? In what city was Kurt Vonnegut born? And here are the answers: Ann Arbor, MI–Every April (this year’s event was virtual), hundreds of people from around Ann Arbor show off giant paper-mache puppets and costumes while marching down Main Street. The event was the brainchild of University of Michigan art professor Mark Tucker who started it in 2007. It was instantly a hit. Nashville,…

Name that Flyover City! — October 8, 2020

October 8, 2020

Test your Flyover geographic knowledge with these three “stumpers.” There are no prizes (except for bragging rights).  The Onion, the satirical publication that bills itself as “America’s finest news source,” was created by two college students in what city? What city is home to the Union Pacific Railroad and its parent company, the Union Pacific Corporation? In what city would you find an acoustic phenomenon called “The Center of the Universe”? And here are the answers: Madison, WI—The Onion’s first issue was produced on August 29, 1888 by UW-Madison students Tim Keck and Christopher Johnson. Its first headline was “Mendota…

Name that City — October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! Where would you find the largest indoor rainforest in the U.S.? What was the first city in the U.S. to successfully demonstrate electric lighting? What city hosted the first Olympics in the U.S.? And here are the answers: Omaha, NE—The Lied Jungle, which opened in 1992 at the Henry Doorly Zoo, in Omaha was the brainchild of Dr. Lee Simmons. It is contained in a 1.5 acre building that is 80-ft. tall. Cleveland, OH—Cleveland was the first city in the United States to successfully demonstrate electric lighting, with twelve electric…

Name That City — September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

This city holds an annual event called Hash Bash? Here’s a strange distinction for ya: The pro football stadium in this city broke a record for being the loudest open air stadium. In 1977, Elvis Presley stopped at a gas station in this city to break up a fight. What city was it? And here are the answers: Ann Arbor, MI—Hash Bash is an annual event centered around the goal of reforming federal, state, and local marijuana laws. The event includes speeches, live music, street vending, and the “occasional civil disobedience.” The first one was held in 1972 in response…

Name That City — September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! The first ever shopping cart was invented in this city in 1937. In the early 20th century, this city was controlled by political boss Tom Pendergast. Although British-American Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s major work was overseeing construction of the United States Capitol, one of his best surviving domestic designs is located in this city. And here are the answers: Oklahoma City, OK—Sylvan N. Goldman, owner of the Humpty Dumpty supermarket chain, invented the shopping cart prototype. Amazingly, the ultra-convenient invention wasn’t popular at first. Men thought it made them look weak…

Name that flyover city! — September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! Geraldine Fredritz Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the world in 1964. In what city did her trip start and end? In what city would you find a giant playground/jungle gym made from salvaged architectural and industrial objects? King Records, which became the sixth-largest record company in America, was the home of James Brown and what historians call “True American Music.” In what city was it located? And here are the answers: Columbus, OH—Mock’s trip lasted 29 days and covered 22,860 miles in a single engine Cessna…

Name that City! — Sept. 3, 2020

September 3, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! It has consistently been the best-selling car for toddlers. Wait, what? We’re talking about the Cozy Coupe, the feet-powered toy with the yellow top and red body made by Little Tikes that is a consistent top-seller, year in and year out. In what city did its inventor live? What city is the home of the oldest continuously operating professional soccer team in the United States? In what city is the Domino’s Pizza headquarters located? And here are the answers: Cincinnati, OH—Inventor Jim Mariol, a UC College of Design, Architecture, Art,…

Name that City! — August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! This city was home to an infamous madam on whom, it is said, Margaret Mitchell based her Gone with the Wind character of Belle Watling. In an effort to fight typhoid fever outbreaks, Clarence and Charles Hoover designed the world’s first water filtration facility in what city? What city boasts the nickname “Queen City of the Ozarks”? And here are the answers: Lexington, KY—Bella Brezing operated a series of brothels openly in the Lexington neighborhood surrounding what is now Eastern Street in downtown’s east end. Upon her death in 1940,…

Name that City! Aug 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! The first Ferris Wheel was erected for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. What city played a crucial role in its creation? What city’s hockey fans stack beer cans in a tall tower against the glass during game-time? What city boasts the only replica of the Greek Parthenon? And here are the answers: Pittsburgh, PA—The wheel was the brainchild of successful engineer and bridge builder George Washington Ferris, who owned G.W.G. Ferris & Company in Pittsburgh. The giant steel hammer needed for the forging was manufactured in Pittsburgh by…

Name that City — Aug 6, 2020

August 6, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! What city served as Ohio’s capital prior to Columbus? The biggest children’s museum in the world is located in what city? This city is home to the largest stadium in the US. What city is it? And here are the answers: Chillicothe, OH—When Ohio obtained its statehood in 1803, Columbus hadn’t even been built yet. Chillicothe owned the capital city status until 1810, when three businessmen from the town of Franklinton offered 20 free acres of land which was within 40 miles of the state’s geographic center. The city…

Name that City! — July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Given its nickname, it’s no surprise that this city was the first to complete construction on the nation’s first concrete highway. What city are we talking about? This city has the steepest officially recorded public street in the U.S. What city is it? If you wanted to see the largest, contiguous system of enclosed, second level bridges in the world, what city would you have to go to? And here are the answers: Detroit, MI—The Motor City’s M-1, commonly known as Woodward Avenue, is a north–south state trunkline highway…

Name that Flyover City — July 23, 2020

July 22, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! What Tennessee city is known as the “Cradle of Country Music”? In what city would you find the Living Arts College, the nation’s oldest school offering dedicated digital content education? This city has seven bus shelters in its public transit system designed by architect Donna Sink, with a poem from a local artist adorning each one. What city is it? And here are the answers: Knoxville, TN—In the year 2000, the city began the self-guided Cradle of Country Music Walking Tour to highlight the beginnings of country music in…

Name that Flyover City! — July 16

July 16, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Robert Hayden was the first Black writer to hold the office as US Poet Laureate. What city did he hail from? This city’s name derives from a word meaning “excrement faces”? The world’s very first air cargo flight landed in what city? And here are the answers: Detroit, MI—Robert Hayden was born in Detroit in 1950 but lived in Ann Arbor in his later life. He earned a graduate degree in English literature from the University of Michigan. As a teaching fellow, he was also the first Black faculty…

Name that Flyover city! — July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Many of us remember the horrifying book and movie called The Exorcist. Author William Peter Blatty based the book on a real-life event that happened in this city. White Castle, home of the square burger has been based in this city since 1936. The logo of this city’s NFL team was borrowed from a major industry located there. And here are the answers: St. Louis, MO—In 1949, Father Walter Halloran, a Jesuit priest who was a scholastic at St. Louis University, was called to Alexian Brothers Hospital to help…

Name that City! — June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! In what city would you find the first museum in the U.S. to be primarily focused on contemporary art? What three cities are home to one of the most prominent high-tech research and development parks in the U.S.? A young man named Joyce C. Hall dropped out of high school, moved to this city with two shoeboxes of postcards, and built a multi-million dollar greeting card empire. What city was it? And here are the answers: Pittsburgh, PA—The Carnegie Museum of Art was founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie.…

Name that Flyover City! — June 18, 2020

June 17, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! In what city would you find a 3,000-foot bridge named Bob? In what city would you find the World’s Largest Rubber Stamp”? What was the first city in the country to be granted an FM-broadcasting license? And here are the answers: Omaha, NE—The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is a renowned attraction in Omaha, and most people called him Bob. The bridge, which floats over the Missouri River, links more than 150 miles of hiking and biking trails. Cleveland, OH—The 35-ton sculpture was designed by Claes Oldenburg and his wife,…

Name that Flyover City! — June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! It doesn’t fly and it’s not native to the area, but the pink flamingo was voted in in 2009 as the official state bird of this city. Before Bill Gates created an anechoic chamber in Redmond, WA, in 2015, this city boasted an attraction called The Quietest Place on Earth. In a commercial development in this city, you’ll find three pyramid-shaped office buildings. And here are the answers: Madison, WI—On the morning of September 4, 1979, UW-Madison students walking up Bascom Hill in the heart of campus were greeted…

Name that Flyover City! — June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! What “flyover” city is nicknamed Tree Town? Speaking of nature, which city has a zoo that houses the largest indoor rainforest in the U.S.? In 1982, before he joined the cast of a new show called Cheers, Woody Harrelson was arrested in this college town and charged with disturbing the peace. In what city did this happen? And here are the answers: Ann Arbor, MI– Home to 158 parks and over 1.45 million trees, the nickname is one citizens love and embrace. The benefits of the urban forest include…

Name that City! — May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! We asked you to match the musician with the city in which he or she was born. Steve Miller Charlie Parker   Garth Brooks And here are the answers: Milwaukee, WI—Steve Miller had three No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 from 1973 to 1982 with the Steve Miller Band, including “The Joker.” Les Paul was Miller’s godfather and his first guitar teacher. Kansas City, KS—He was known by his nicknames–Yardbird or simple Bird–the saxophonist and composer was one of the most important figures in the development of jazz…

Name that Flyover City! — May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: This city holds the oldest independent and experimental film festival in the country, and is one of the few festivals which a film must appear at to qualify for an Academy Awards. This city is headquarters for approximately 75% of all the NASCAR teams in the world.   This city is home to the largest single-day sporting event in the world. And here are the answers: Ann Arbor, MI—The Ann Arbor Film Festival has become one of the premier film festivals for independent and, especially, experimental filmmakers to…

Name that Flyover City — May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: You’ve heard the phrase “the greatest thing since sliced bread.” In what city was sliced bread first commercially produced? Kroger, Proctor and Gamble, and Fifth Third Bancorp are all headquartered in this city.   Sumner High School, the first high school for African Americans built west of the Mississippi River, is located in what city? Extra points if you can name three famous grads. And here are the answers: Indianapolis, IN—The Taggart Baking Company began producing sliced bread in 1921. The company was purchased…

Name that City! — May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: The Moondog Coronation Ball is generally considered the first major rock and roll concert. In what city was it held? The War at Home is a 1979 documentary about the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War. What city did it focus on?   In 1978, Sid Vicious played at a venue in this city. Vicious left a memento that the owners made into an attraction. What city did this happen in and what’s the memento? And here are the answers: Cleveland, OH—The Moondog Coronation…

Name that City! — April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: In 1982, this city hosted the World’s Fair. One of the most notable invention debuts was the touch screen display screen. Right outside this U.S. city, you will find an actual castle. In what city was Play-Doh invented? And here are the answers: Knoxville, TN—The 1982 World’s Fair, formally known as the Knoxville International Energy Exposition, opened on May 1, 1982, and closed on October 31, 1982, receiving over eleven-million visitors. In addition to the touch screen, the event also introduced Cherry Coke and…

Name that City — April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: What city designed the world’s first water filtration facility? What city boasts an historic hotel where ducks visit the lobby fountain from 11am to 5pm every day? What city is largely credited for the creation of Western swing music? And here are the answers: Columbus, OH—In 1903, two brothers, Clarence Hoover, chief chemist and bacteriologist of sewage treatment, and Charles Hoover, chemist in charge of the water plant, worked to invent the methods of water and wastewater treatment that are still used today.…

Name that Flyover City — April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: What city is home to the first traffic tunnel between two nations? What city is known for the Cozy Dog (corndog on a stick) and Horseshoe sandwiches? What city is the final resting place of the only Major League Baseball player to die from a baseball injury? And here are the answers: Detroit, MI—The Detroit Windsor Tunnel was formally dedicated on Saturday, November 1, 1930. is jointly owned by the Cities of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. Springfield, IL—We all know what a…

Name that Flyover City — April 8, 2020

April 7, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: What city is known for its toasted ravioli? What city is known for a dish called The Hot Brown? What city is known for a dish called goetta? And here are the answers: St. Louis, MO–The beginnings of breaded deep-fried ravioli can be sourced to two restaurants in St. Louis. Mama Campisi’s and Charlie Gitto’s. Now it’s served almost everywhere. Louisville, KY–The scrumptious dish–an open-faced sandwich of baked turkey breast and bacon, covered in Mornay sauce–was invented by a chef at The Brown…

Name that Flyover City — April 6, 2020

April 3, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: What city is home to the U.S. National Whitewater Center? The exterior shots of the movie A Christmas Story were filmed in what city? The Google AdWords program, Google’s largest source of revenue, is located in what city? And here are the answers: Charlotte, NC–The U.S. National Whitewater Center is the where many Olympic canoe-kayak slalom competitors train. Cleveland, OH–The opening scene where Ralphie first spies the Red Ryder BB Gun happened at Higbee’s Department Store in downtown Cleveland. In 1987, Higbee’s was…

Name that Flyover City! — April 3, 2020

April 1, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: What city is known as The Athens of the Prairie because it contains so many examples of innovative architectural achievements? The Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas stands out from the crowd for its pyramid shape. But this city also boasts a pyramid-shaped structure that actually predates the Luxor by a couple of years. In what city is The Pyramid located? This city is home to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, a privately funded museum filled with memorabilia and exhibits about African-American baseball in…

Name that Flyover City — April 1, 2020

March 30, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: 8 Mile is a movie loosely based on rapper Eminem’s life. In what city was it filmed? The Oscar-winning The Shawshank Redemption, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, was filmed in what city.? The movie Breaking Away was filed in the summer of 1978 in what city? And here are the answers: Detroit, MI–The film’s protagonist, Jimmy B-Rabbit Smith, lives in a trailer park (today the A & L Mobile Home Park) on 8 Mile Road. The underground parking garage where Jimmy faces…

Name that Flyover City — March 30, 2020

March 27, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: In the early 1900s, the Greenwood neighborhood of this city flourished with African American businessmen and millionaires. Greenwood earned the name “The Black Wall Street.” In what city was it located? A hospital in this city went down in medical history on December 3, 1989 when surgeons performed the world’s first kidney, heart, and liver transplant in one person. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was founded in this city in 1983. And here are the answers: Tulsa, OK— O.W. Gurley, a…

Name that Flyover City — March 27, 2020

March 25, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: This city erected, and then moved, a mighty bronze statue celebrating the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark’s arrival back in civilization. Speaking of bronze statues, there is one of Arnold Schwarzenegger during his bodybuilding days located in this city. OK, one more. This city features a 70-foot Plexiglas mother and baby Brachiosaurus statue. And here are the answers: St. Louis, MO—The statue of Lewis and Clark, called The Captain’s Return, depicted a boat landing and was located on the St. Louis Wharf. But…

Name that Flyover City — March 25, 2020

March 24, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: Since most of us are staying at home these days, we thought it might be nice to take everyone on a virtual sightseeing trip with today’s trivia questions. Can you name the cities in which these points of interest are located? James White’s Fort is a two-story log house built in 1786. White would later use some of his land to establish what city? Locust Grove is a 55-acre 18th-century farmhouse that was built as a family home but also served as a…

Name that Flyover City! — March 23, 2020

March 20, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: This city is known for having tiny “fairy doors” hidden around town. In what city is Rupp Arena located? Forget the California Gold Rush! The first one happened in this city almost 50 years earlier. And here are the answers: Ann Arbor, MI—The fairy doors are perfectly constructed entryways into a honeycomb of fairy rooms and secret passages. You can find a full list of the locations at the Urban Fairies website. Lexington, KY—While Rupp Arena may be best known for serving as…

Name that Flyover City! — March 20, 2020

March 18, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions about pioneering American women: Amelia Earhart was, of course, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Where was she born? Aretha Franklin was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Where did she hail from? Jane Addams was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Do you know where she was born? Janet Guthrie was the first woman to drive in the Indy 500. Where was she born?…

Name that Flyover City — March 18, 2020

March 15, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: Lorenzo Charles made a game-winning slam dunk in the 1983 NCAA championship game against Houston. Who did he play for? In the 1987 championship game against Syracuse, Keith Smart took matters into his own hands and buried the game-winning shot. Who was his team? It shall go down in history as “The Shot.” This game-winning shot from player Christian Laettner will never be forgotten by either team in this 1992 championship game. Who did Laettner play for? And here are the answers: NC…

Name that Flyover city! — March 13, 2020

March 11, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: “I never wanted to leave ___________. My heart will always be in that area – in a perfect world I would have loved to stay.” — LeBron James “____________ just embraced me. There are a lot of weirdos here. It’s awesome, because I’m a weirdo. Thankfully, the city embraced me with open arms. A lot about it helped carve my musicality and open my eyes. The whole town is so open-minded.” — Lizzo “Whenever I’m in ___________, I think back to all the…

Name that Flyover City! — March 11, 2020

March 9, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: This city boasts the oldest bowling alley in America. What city named its airport after former astronaut and four-term U.S. senator John Glenn? What city would you be in if you were visiting the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame? And here are the answers: Milwaukee, WI—The Holler House tavern houses the oldest sanctioned tenpin bowling alley in the United States. Holler House, which opened in 1908, contains the two oldest sanctioned lanes in the nation, both of which are still tended by human…

Name that Flyover City! — March 9, 2020

March 5, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: What city did writer Kurt Vonnegut hail from? The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides, is primarily a coming-of-age story set in what city? In what city did Robert Altman’s film A Prairie Home Companion take place? And here are the answers:   Indianapolis, IN—Vonnegut famously once said, “All my jokes are Indianapolis. All my attitudes are Indianapolis. My adenoids are Indianapolis. If I ever severed myself from Indianapolis, I would be out of business. What people like about me is Indianapolis.”…

Name that Flyover City — March 6, 2020

March 3, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: The National Bar Association was founded in this city in 1925. This city boasts a 75-foot-tall, 43,500-pound statue of an oil worker. What city is this? George Carlin was arrested in this city in July 1972 for doing his “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television.” And here are the answers: Des Moines, IA—The National Bar Association is the oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It was established after several black attorneys were denied membership in the American Bar…

Name that Flyover City — March 4, 2020

March 3, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! We took a little different track on the today’s trivia. We wanted to see if you can match the school of higher learning with the flyover city in which it resides. Here’s the list: Duke University Purdue University Marquette University Vanderbilt University University of Notre Dame Wake Forest University Case Western Reserve University And here are the answers: Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. Purdue University is a public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Marquette University is a private Jesuit research…

Name that Flyover city! — March 2, 2020

February 28, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! This city is the home of the oldest operating steamboat in the United States, and the oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat in the world.  This city is the largest city in the United States with a silent first letter. You might have been able to tell from his accent, but what city was the late comedian Chris Farley from? And here are the answers: Louisville, KY—The Belle of Louisville was built in 1914 and was originally called Idlewild. When it’s not participating the annual steamboat race to celebrate the…

Name that Flyover city! — Feb 28, 2020

February 26, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! The Budweiser Clydesdales have been the spokes-horses for the brand for 80 years. In what city were they introduced? Back in 2012, this city’s symphony orchestra was in a deep financial crisis until Kid Rock–yes Kid Rock–threw a benefit concert. Geraldine Fredritz Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the world in 1964, starting and ending in this city. And here are the answers: St. Louis, MO—To commemorate the repeal of the prohibition of beer, the sons of August A. Busch, Sr. presented him with the gift…

Name that Flyover city! — Feb 26, 2020

February 24, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! What city has hosted the most NCAA Final Fours to date? This city houses a monument that is considered the largest of its kind in the US that honors the everyday American soldier and sailor. American filmmaker Steven Spielberg was born in this city. And here are the answers: Kansas City, MO—The Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City has hosted the most Final Fours to date with 10 since 1953. Indianapolis, IN–The Soldiers and Sailors Monument was completed in 1901 and stands at 284 feet tall. Until 1962, it was…

Name that Flyover city — Feb 24, 2020

February 20, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! This city was the first in the U.S. to add fluoride to drinking water. The city was built upon a complex of natural caves which were once used for the lagering of beer by early German immigrant brewers.  This city was where the world’s first successful human bone marrow transplant using an HLA matched sibling donor was done.  And here are the answers: Grand Rapids, MI—Not only was it the first city to do this, last month Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer designated Saturday, Jan. 25 as Community Water Fluoridation 75th Anniversary…

Name that Flyover city! — Feb 21, 2020

February 19, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! The song “Don’t Stop Believin’” made famous by the band Journey includes a reference to part of a city that doesn’t actually exist. What’s the city? This city is home to Oberlin College, the first U.S. university to admit students regardless of race, sex, creed or color. Sound 80 recording studio made the first digital audio recording to win a Grammy Award. In what city is Studio 80 located? And here are the answers: Detroit, MI—When Steve Perry wrote the song, he referred to a city boy “born and raised in…

Name that Flyover city! — February 19, 2020

February 18, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! This city is home to a sports stadium that holds the Guinness World Record for loudest crown roar. This city is home to the Dana-Thomas House, one of the best-preserved examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Prairie period” dwellings. This city is the site of the National Civil Rights Museum. And here are the answers: Kansas City, MO– The loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium is 142.2 dbA and was achieved by fans of the Kansas City Chiefs (USA), at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, on 29…

Name that City — Feb 17, 2020

February 13, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! The Flying Pig Marathon is held every year in this city. This city is home to the Proud Raven Totem Pole that bears Abraham Lincoln’s likeness at the top. This city has a series of tunnels and skywalks that connect a large part of its downtown building and parking garages. And here are the answers: Cincinnati, OH—In the 1800s, pigs were a major source of income for the city and they were often herded through town to the processing plants. When Cincy decided to celebrate its bicentennial in 1988,…

Name that Flyover City! — Feb 14, 2020

February 12, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! This city is home to Playhouse Square, a theater district that is the largest performing arts center in the US outside of New York City. This city’s main street, Tryon Street, carries the name of its 1765 Governor, William Tryon. What city is Creighton University located? And here are the answers: Cleveland, OH—The Lincoln Center theaters’ attendance took a hit in the years following World War II. After a fire in 1964, all of the theaters except one burned down. Through a grassroots revitalization effort, the theater district make…

Name that Flyover City! — Feb 12, 2020

February 11, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Shaw University, the South’s first African American college, began classes in 1865 and was chartered in 1875. In what city is it located? A celebration called the Mifflin Street Block party has been held every year since the 60s. What city throws this party? This city is home to what is claimed to be the largest bicycle museum. And here are the answers: Raleigh, NC—Shaw University is a private Baptist liberal arts institution and historically black university, founded in 1865 by Henry Martin Tupper, a missionary who taught freedmen.…

Name that Flyover city — Feb 10, 2020

February 6, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Have you taken a road trip across the country lately? Here are some unique places to stay. Can you match the establishment with the city in which it’s located? The Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven has been a favorite resting spot for Route 66 tourists for more than 50 years. Where is it located? The Covington Inn is one of the country’s few floating bed-and-breakfasts. What city is it in? The Hermitage Hotel was named after Andrew Jackson’s estate which is nearby. Do you know the city where…

Name that Flyover city — Feb 7, 2020

February 6, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Today’s questions are in honor of Black History Month. Can you match the person with the city in which he or she was born? American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was born in this city in 1928. Professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist Muhammad Ali was born in this city in 1942. American gymnast Simone Biles was born in this city in 1997. And here are the answers: St. Louis, MO–Angelou wore a great many hats in her lifetime, including writer, singer, dancer and director. She wrote…

Name that Flyover city — Feb 5, 2020

February 4, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! While you’re still recovering from pro football’s biggest day, we thought we’d see if you can identify the notable football legend with the city in which he was born. This city is the home of the annual Gen Con, the largest tabletop-game convention in North America. Cassius Marcellus Clay, a former slave owner, published an anti-slavery newspaper in this city in 1845. What city has an annual event called the Flying Pig Marathon? And here are the answers: Indianapolis, IN– In 2019, nearly 70,000 people attended the show. Gen Con…

Name that Flyover city — Feb 3, 2020

January 31, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! While you’re still recovering from pro football’s biggest day, we thought we’d see if you can identify the notable football legend with the city in which he was born. Larry Fitzgerald is a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. Where was he born? Joe Montana, who earned the nicknames “Joe Cool” and “The Comeback Kid” was born in what city? Bruce Matthews played for the Houston Oilers for 19 seasons. What city did he hail from? And here are the answers: Minneapolis, MN. Fitzgerald has been selected for the…

Name that Flyover city! — Jan 31, 2020

January 29, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Before becoming interested in acting, Tom Cruise aspired to be a priest and briefly attended a Franciscan seminary in this city. In 1998, to mark the 100th anniversary of its incorporation, the officials of this city buried a Plymouth Prowler in its Centennial Park.  This city is home to the largest children’s museum in the world. And here are the answers: Cincinnati, OH—It’s a little hard to picture now after all those Mission Impossible movies, but when he was a youth, Cruise was thinking about becoming a priest. Tulsa,…

Name that Flyover city! — Jan 29, 2020

January 28, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Justin Stewart earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013 for stair-climbing. What city does he hail from? Golfers, time to pay respects. Coburn Haskell, along with Bertram G. Work, was responsible for the modern day golf ball. What city did he live in? This city was home to one of the biggest flour rivalries, yes flour rivalries, in the US. And here are the answers: Springfield, IL—Stewart climbed the Springfield Sheraton – covering a formidable 38,203 feet over a 12-hour period. Cleveland OH—Up until…