Name that Flyover City — March 6, 2020

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

Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. The National Bar Association was founded in this city in 1925.
  2. This city boasts a 75-foot-tall, 43,500-pound statue of an oil worker. What city is this?
  3. George Carlin was arrested in this city in July 1972 for doing his “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television.”

And here are the answers:

  1. Des Moines, IA—The National Bar Association is the oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It was established after several black attorneys were denied membership in the American Bar Association.
  2. Tulsa, OK—The statue is called the Golden Driller, and it was designed by George S. “Grecco” Hondronastas (1893-1979), a Greek immigrant to Tulsa who viewed the Driller as his greatest artistic accomplishment.
  3. Milwaukee, WI–Carlin was charged with violating that state’s obscenity laws when he did his Seven Words bit. The court case was dropped in December of 1972, with the judge ruling that while Carlin’s language was definitely indecent, Carlin had the freedom to say it.

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