Name that Flyover City! — October 29, 2020

Here are this week’s questions:

  1. What city in the 1800s boasted the advertising slogan, “More boulevards than Paris, mor fountains than Rome”?
  2. In what U.S. city did Teddy Roosevelt deliver his famous “Speak softly and carry a big stick” speech?
  3. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!