Name That City! — 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.

  1. The City of Bridges
  2. The Underwear Capital of the World
  3. The Cream City
  4. Tree Town
  5. The City of Fountains

Here are the answers:

  1. 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.
  2. Knoxville, TN—Knoxville was known as the “underwear capital of the world” because, well, it manufactured a lot of underwear. At one time, there were 13 textile mills in Knoxville.
  3. Milwaukee, WI—Since the state of Wisconsin’s nickname is America’s Dairyland, you would think the nickname “Cream City” would be a natural offshoot. But the nickname has nothing to do with dairy—it refers to the yellow, cream-colored bricks made from a local clay in the 19th century.
  4. Detroit, MI—While the term “Paris of the Midwest” initially owed itself to Detroit’s colonial heritage, it also had to do with Detroit’s French architectural influence at the turn of the 20th century.
  5. Kansas City, MO—There are over 200 fountains scattered through KC’s metro area. The city even has a City of Fountains Foundation, which was established by a Hallmark executive.

Thanks for playing!