Name that Flyover city! — Jan 29, 2020

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  1. Justin Stewart earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013 for stair-climbing. What city does he hail from?
  2. Golfers, time to pay respects. Coburn Haskell, along with Bertram G. Work, was responsible for the modern day golf ball. What city did he live in?
  3. This city was home to one of the biggest flour rivalries, yes flour rivalries, in the US.

And here are the answers:

  1. Springfield, IL—Stewart climbed the Springfield Sheraton – covering a formidable 38,203 feet over a 12-hour period.
  2. Cleveland OH—Up until Haskell’s invention, golf balls consisted of leather pouches stuffed with boiled feathers.
  3. Minneapolis, MN– The Washburn Crosby Company Mill and the Pillsbury Company Mill were the two largest mills in the United States when they were built in the 1870s and 1880s and they were huge rivals. Washburn Crosby Company Mill, now known as General Mills, won a gold medal in a national competition so they named their product “Gold Medal Flour.” Pillsbury then slapped a blue ribbon on their flour bags and called their product “Pillsbury’s Best Flour.”

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