Name That City! — July 22, 2021

Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. This city has as one of its nicknames, “Cream City,” but it has nothing to do with dairy or Eric Clapton.
  2. Known as the first Black millionaire, in what city did Robert Church make his fortune?
  3. What city is known as the Smithsonian of the South?

And here are the answers:

  1. 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.
  2. Memphis, TN—Church began his rise during the American Civil War. He was onboard a steamer that was captured by Union forces. He jumped into the river and swam ashore, and ended up in Memphis. By 1878, Church had acquired considerable wealth through real estate. He was an often controversial figure and survived three gunshot wounds, one of which was a shot to the back of the head which happened during the Memphis Race Riots of 1866.
  3. Raleigh, NC—The city earned the nickname for its abundant, high-caliber cultural attractions, including the North Carolina Museum of Art, CAM Raleigh, Marbles Kids Museum, the Anne and Jim Goodnight Museum Park, among many others.

Thanks for playing!