Name that Flyover city — October 7, 2019

We hope you’re enjoying “Name that Flyover City.”

First, let’s review the questions for today:

  1. This city holds an annual steamboat race.
  2. More than a million people each year come to this city for its iconic state fair.
  3. Legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel hailed from this city.

And, now, the answers:

  1. Louisville, KY—The Great Steamboat Race was first held in 1963. Now it’s a regular event of the annual Kentucky Derby Festival, two weeks of events leading up to the Kentucky Derby. In 2009, the Belle of Cincinnati replaced longtime rival, the Delta Queen to compete against the Belle of Louisville. These tubs aren’t nearly as fast as the ponies.
  2. Des Moines, IA—Since the entire population of Des Moines is about 3 million, that many visitors to the state fair is pretty awesome. Further evidence that if you put food on a stick, they will come. Some of the favorites: Bacon-wrapped deep fried Italian sausage on a stick, brownie on a stick, breakfast sausage on a waffle on a stick, and, clearly the one advocated by parents, the Caprese salad on a stick.
  3. Kansas City, MO—Stengel’s first name was actually named Charles, but the nickname “Casey” came from the initials of his birthplace, the one and only K.C.

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