Name that Flyover city! — July 9, 2020

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  1. Many of us remember the horrifying book and movie called The Exorcist. Author William Peter Blatty based the book on a real-life event that happened in this city.
  2. White Castle, home of the square burger has been based in this city since 1936.
  3. The logo of this city’s NFL team was borrowed from a major industry located there.

And here are the answers:

  1. St. Louis, MO—In 1949, Father Walter Halloran, a Jesuit priest who was a scholastic at St. Louis University, was called to Alexian Brothers Hospital to help a 14-year-old boy who, it was believed, was possessed by a demon. (Blatty changed the gender of the character to protect the identity of the real subject, who, by all accounts, went on to live a fairly normal life.)
  2. Columbus, OH—Although the franchise was launched in Kansas, its headquarters has been in Columbus since 1936. There are now 377 locations across 13 states. On January 14, 2014, Time labeled the White Castle slider as the most influential burger of all time. Whatever that means.
  3. Pittsburgh, PA–The Pittsburgh Steelers’ logo is based on the Steelmark logo belonging to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). The Steelers are also the only NFL team to sport their logo on only one side of the helmet.

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