Name that Flyover City! — Dec 22, 2022

Here’s a review of this week’s questions:

  1. What southern city is home to the university where Pat Summitt coached women’s college basketball?
  2. What midwestern city is the birthplace of Harley-Davidson motorcycles?
  3. What southern city is known as the “Smithsonian of the South,” due to its being home to more than 40 free attractions and museums?

And here are the answers:

  1. Knoxville, TN. Though she was born 224 miles away from Knoxville, in Clarksville, Tennessee, Pat Summitt became the official mayor/ambassador/queen of Knoxville during her tenure as head coach for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers women’s basketball team. Born Patricia Sue Head in 1952, she played college ball at the University of Tennessee at Martin and co-captained the U.S. Olympic team in 1976. She coached the Lady Vols for 38 years, accruing a staggering 1,098 wins, the most in college basketball history at the time of her retirement. Knoxville’s Thompson-Boling Arena, home to Tennessee’s women’s and men’s basketball games, is nicknamed “the Summitt” in honor of Coach Summitt, who sadly passed away in 2016 at age 64.
  2. Milwaukee, WI. Despite numerous ownership arrangements, subsidiary arrangements, periods of poor economic health and product quality, and intense global competition, Harley-Davidson has remained an iconic motorcycle brand with a mythology and fan base unlike any other. It all started in 1901 in Milwaukee, where 20-year-old William Harley partnered with his childhood friend Arthur Davidson to begin work on a “motor bicycle,” which eventually evolved into the original Harley-Davidson prototype motorcycle in 1904. By the 1920s, they were the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. Harley’s place in American culture cannot be overstated, and it has gone from a “refined and respectable” product to a representation of outlaw rebellion, and all points in between. Throughout all that history, Harley-Davidson has remained a key component in the makeup of the city of Milwaukee. In 2008, the Harley-Davidson Museum opened on West Canal Street in Milwaukee, offering visitors a unique and immersive experience into the history of “the Hog.”
  3. Raleigh, NC. Like many cities its size, Raleigh has art museums and state history museums and children’s museums. But did you know that in Raleigh, North Carolina, you can also find the Randleigh Dairy Heritage Museum, the Historic Stagville Plantation site, and the Original Selfie Museum? Going to museums allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the cultures and histories of people and places from all around the world, and one of the best parts about visiting museums in Raleigh is that many of them are free of charge!