Name That City! — May 27 2021

Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. What city has the nickname of “Naptown”?
  2. A chapel in this city is home to more Catholic relics than anywhere else in the world except for the Vatican.
  3. Every July (usually on the Fourth), people in this city gather to promote “satire, liberty, and lunacy” at the annual Doo Dah Parade.

And here are the answers:

  1. Indianapolis, IN–The term Naptown didn’t result from the fact that citizens in Indy were sleepier than those in other cities. It was actually coined by jazz musicians in the 1930s. One of the first recorded uses was in a song by blues singer Leroy Carr in 1929: “When you get to Naptown, the blues won’t last very long. Because they have their pleasure, and they sure do carry on.”
  2. Pittsburgh, PA–Saint Anthony’s Chapel, or the Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua as it’s officially known, was originally built in 1880 by Friar Suitbert Mollinger, who was the pastor of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, which still sits nearby.
  3. Columbus, OH–Every July 4, Columbus holds the Doo Dah Parade, which features political satire, tributes (both good and bad) to celebrities and wacky costumes features political satire, tributes (both good and bad) to celebrities, and wacky costumes.

Thanks for playing!