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- 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, the Lexington Herald ran a full-page obituary. The entire run of 19,000 newspaper copies sold out by 10 a.m. the day it appeared.
- Columbus, OH—This major project became known internationally as “The Columbus Experiment” and was the first water plant to combine filtration and water softening. Clarence, chief chemist and bacteriologist of sewage treatment, and Charles, chemist in charge of the water plant, were instrumental in inventing methods of water and wastewater treatment that are still used today.
- Springfield, MO—Springfield’s nickname is “Queen City of the Ozarks” as well as “The 417” after the area code for the city. It is also known as the “Birthplace of Route 66”.
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