Name that Flyover city — Jan 20, 2020

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Let’s review the questions.

  1. Though born in Boston, Edgar Allan Poe grew up in this city.
  2. In the 1970s, this city’s downtown was almost razed to put in a 22.7-acre shopping mall.  
  3. Starting in 1880 and for 50 years after, this city was known as the Flour Capital of the World.

And here are the answers:

  1. Richmond, VA–Poe was the second child of actors David and Elizabeth “Eliza” Arnold Hopkins Poe. His father abandoned the family in 1810, and his mother died the following year. He was then taken in by John and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia.
  2. Asheville, NC—City officials, in an effort to counter what they called a “blighted” downtown, proposed tearing down buildings and erecting a giant shopping mall hoping it would bring business back downtown. The project didn’t happen though because in 1981, voters defeated the bond referendum that would have launched the demolition efforts.
  3. Minneapolis, MN—The flour-milling industry in the city peaked during WWI when it employed 2,000-2,500 workers. Minneapolis help feed America, more than four million service personnel and US allies.

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