Name that Flyover City! — October 29, 2020
Here are this week’s questions:
- What city in the 1800s boasted the advertising slogan, “More boulevards than Paris, mor fountains than Rome”?
- In what U.S. city did Teddy Roosevelt deliver his famous “Speak softly and carry a big stick” speech?
- In 1982, radio personality Tim “The Rock N Roll Animal” U’ren climbed on a ledge from the 21st floor of his station and refused to leave until The Who agreed to perform there?
And here are the answers:
- Kansas City, MO—There are 200 officially registered fountains in the metropolitan Greater Kansas City area and over 151 miles of constructed and planned boulevards.
- Minnesota, MN—Roosevelt, then the vice-president, delivered the speech at the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 2, 1901. He became president two weeks later after President McKinley was assassinated.
- Milwaukee, WI—U’ren stayed on the ledge for two weeks, Word got out to Roger Daltrey, who was touched by the gesture. Daltrey called and told U’ren that The Who had booked a performance in Milwaukee for later that year. This article includes audio of the actual phone call.
Thanks for playing!