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- In what city would you find the first museum in the U.S. to be primarily focused on contemporary art?
- What three cities are home to one of the most prominent high-tech research and development parks in the U.S.?
- A young man named Joyce C. Hall dropped out of high school, moved to this city with two shoeboxes of postcards, and built a multi-million dollar greeting card empire. What city was it?
And here are the answers:
- Pittsburgh, PA—The Carnegie Museum of Art was founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie. About its initial concept, Carnegie said, “I am thinking of incorporating with the plan for a library that of an art-gallery in which shall be preserved a record of the progress and development of pictorial art in America.”
- Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC—Triangle Research Park, known for the three major research universities located in it: North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The park is home to more than 300 companies that employ 55,000 workers and an additional 10,000 contractors.
- Kansas City, MO—Hall began Hallmark Cards. One of the first designs the company created was a card featuring a drawing of a rope with the message “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a know and carry on.”
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