Name that Flyover city — January 15, 2020

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Let’s review the questions.

  1. This city’s official motto is “Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus,” which means “We hope for better things; it shall arise from the ashes.”
  2. In the late 1800s, this city was commonly referred to as the “Paris of America.”
  3. This city’s seal contains a fleur de lis, two stars and the year of its founding, 1778.

And here are the answers:

  1. Detroit, MI–The phrase was given to Detroit on June 11, 1805, by Father Gabriel Richard when a fire destroyed nearly the entire city.
  2. Cincinnati, OH — Generally credited to Judge George Hoadly in an address he delivered in the late 1860s or early 1870s, the epithet “Paris of America” was reinforced by a series of articles appearing in an 1878 edition of the Cincinnati Commercial newspaper.
  3. Louisville, KY—The fleur-de-lis meaning “Lily Flower” was the symbol of King Louis XVI of France, the namesake for Louisville.

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