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Name that Flyover city! — November 8, 2019

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

Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. Granville T. Woods, an African-American inventor of the multiplex telegraph was born in this city in 1856.
  2. The actor Jon Hamm taught drama class at his alma mater John Burroughs high school for two years. In what city is this school located?
  3. Cotton candy was developed in this city.

And here are the answers:

  1. Columbus, OH– The multiplex telegraph allowed communications between trains and train stations over telegraph wires. Thomas Edison took Woods to court over the patent for the invention but lost. Edison asked Woods if he wanted to partner and he replied, “Nah.”
  2. St. Louis, MO—The award-winning actor still serves as alumni co-chair for the school’s capital campaign.
  3. Nashville, TN–In 1897, William Morrison and John C. Wharton found a method of spinning heated sugar into what that originally called “fairy floss.” [Ironic fact: Morrison was a dentist.]

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