Name that Flyover city — Feb 24, 2020

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  1. This city was the first in the U.S. to add fluoride to drinking water.
  2. The city was built upon a complex of natural caves which were once used for the lagering of beer by early German immigrant brewers. 
  3. This city was where the world’s first successful human bone marrow transplant using an HLA matched sibling donor was done. 

And here are the answers:

  1. Grand Rapids, MI—Not only was it the first city to do this, last month Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer designated Saturday, Jan. 25 as Community Water Fluoridation 75th Anniversary Day in Michigan.
  2. St. Louis, MO—The caves provided temperature-controlled space in the days before artificial refrigeration. One of the few that’s still accessible, although not publicly available, snakes for a half-mile or more 40 feet below the sprawling Lemp Brewery complex in south St. Louis.
  3. Madison, WI– The transplant was performed in 1968 by Robert Good, MD at the UW Children’s Hospital. The patient was an infant with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, an immune deficiency syndrome.

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