Name that City! — April 29, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions;

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. The first rock concert in the U.S. happened in what city?

And here are the answers:

  1. Milwaukee, WI—The restaurants in the George Webb chain all have two clocks on the wall right next to each other. There are many theories as to why this is but the most common is that years ago local law prohibited businesses from being open 24 hours a day. So George announced, announced that his restaurants were open “23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds, seven days a week and on Sundays!” In order to avoid closing at all, the restaurants had two clocks installed with the time set one minute apart. Technically, the restaurant was closed one minute per day on one clock, but open on the other.
  2. Detroit, MI—Completed in 1930 by the firm of Parsons, Klapp, Brinckerhoff and Douglas, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel connects the cities of Detroit, Michigan, United States and Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
  3. Cleveland, OH—The first rock-and-roll show happened on the night of March 21, 1952. Legendary DJ Alan Freed was behind the show dubbed “The Moondog Coronation Ball.” The headliners included Paul Williams and his Hucklebuckers and Tiny Grimes and the Rocking Highlanders. An estimated 20,000-25,000 fans turned out for an event being held in an arena with a capacity of only 10,000.