Name that Flyover city — Feb 5, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City!

While you’re still recovering from pro football’s biggest day, we thought we’d see if you can identify the notable football legend with the city in which he was born.

  1. This city is the home of the annual Gen Con, the largest tabletop-game convention in North America.
  2. Cassius Marcellus Clay, a former slave owner, published an anti-slavery newspaper in this city in 1845.
  3. What city has an annual event called the Flying Pig Marathon?

And here are the answers:

  1. Indianapolis, IN– In 2019, nearly 70,000 people attended the show. Gen Con 2020 will happen in Indy July 30-August 2.
  2. Lexington, KY—Clay’s newspaper was called True American. The office where he edited the newspaper was fireproofed with iron and had two cannons positioned at the door.
  3. Cincinnati, OH—While, unfortunately, the marathon is devoid of any winged pigs, it is a huge nonprofit event that raises money for charity. The pig part of the name derived from the city’s history of hog farming. The flying part comes from the design of the entrance to Bicentennial Commons Park, which boasts four flying pigs on top of four smokestacks.

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