Name That City! — 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 trails. If you want to keep up with Bob, he Instagrams, tweets, and vlogs.
- Tulsa, OK—In 1957, city officials buried a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere in a vault to be opened in 50 years. “Miss Belvedere” was unearthed on June 14, 2007 but had, unfortunately, sustained significant cosmetic and structural damage. In 1998, the city buried another car—a ’98 Plymouth Prowler–to mark the 100th anniversary of Tulsa’s incorporation.
Thanks for playing!