Name that Flyover city — September 27, 2019
We hope you’re enjoying “Name that Flyover City”. It’s the best thing since salty sliced bread and a sweeper to clean up the crumbs!
First, let’s review the questions:
- There’s a salt mine located 1,000 feet below this city’s streets.
- The carpet sweeper was invented in this city.
- A well known bread company in this city was the first to mass market sliced bread.
And, now, the answers:
Detroit, MI–The Detroit Salt Company operates a major mine from over a thousand feet below the surface of Detroit’s streets. The sale that is mined is now only used to de-icing streets.
Grand Rapids, MI–Meliville R. Bissell invented the carpet sweeper in 1876 to help clean his crockery shop. In the late 1890s the sweepers had become so successful that even Queen Victoria demanded her palace be “Bisselled” weekly.
Indianapolis, IN—The bread slicing machine was invented in 1928 by Otto Rohwedder in Missouri. However, The Wonder brand company located in Indianapolis not only supported Rohwedder’s idea of sliced bread, they were the first to publicly mass distribute it.
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