Name that City — October 1, 2020

October 1, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! Where would you find the largest indoor rainforest in the U.S.? What was the first city in the U.S. to successfully demonstrate electric lighting? What city hosted the first Olympics in the U.S.? And here are the answers: Omaha, NE—The Lied Jungle, which opened in 1992 at the Henry Doorly Zoo, in Omaha was the brainchild of Dr. Lee Simmons. It is contained in a 1.5 acre building that is 80-ft. tall. Cleveland, OH—Cleveland was the first city in the United States to successfully demonstrate electric lighting, with twelve electric…

Name That City — September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

This city holds an annual event called Hash Bash? Here’s a strange distinction for ya: The pro football stadium in this city broke a record for being the loudest open air stadium. In 1977, Elvis Presley stopped at a gas station in this city to break up a fight. What city was it? And here are the answers: Ann Arbor, MI—Hash Bash is an annual event centered around the goal of reforming federal, state, and local marijuana laws. The event includes speeches, live music, street vending, and the “occasional civil disobedience.” The first one was held in 1972 in response…

Name That City — September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! The first ever shopping cart was invented in this city in 1937. In the early 20th century, this city was controlled by political boss Tom Pendergast. Although British-American Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s major work was overseeing construction of the United States Capitol, one of his best surviving domestic designs is located in this city. And here are the answers: Oklahoma City, OK—Sylvan N. Goldman, owner of the Humpty Dumpty supermarket chain, invented the shopping cart prototype. Amazingly, the ultra-convenient invention wasn’t popular at first. Men thought it made them look weak…

Name that flyover city! — September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! Geraldine Fredritz Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the world in 1964. In what city did her trip start and end? In what city would you find a giant playground/jungle gym made from salvaged architectural and industrial objects? King Records, which became the sixth-largest record company in America, was the home of James Brown and what historians call “True American Music.” In what city was it located? And here are the answers: Columbus, OH—Mock’s trip lasted 29 days and covered 22,860 miles in a single engine Cessna…

Name that City! — Sept. 3, 2020

September 3, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! It has consistently been the best-selling car for toddlers. Wait, what? We’re talking about the Cozy Coupe, the feet-powered toy with the yellow top and red body made by Little Tikes that is a consistent top-seller, year in and year out. In what city did its inventor live? What city is the home of the oldest continuously operating professional soccer team in the United States? In what city is the Domino’s Pizza headquarters located? And here are the answers: Cincinnati, OH—Inventor Jim Mariol, a UC College of Design, Architecture, Art,…

Name that City! — August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! This city was home to an infamous madam on whom, it is said, Margaret Mitchell based her Gone with the Wind character of Belle Watling. In an effort to fight typhoid fever outbreaks, Clarence and Charles Hoover designed the world’s first water filtration facility in what city? What city boasts the nickname “Queen City of the Ozarks”? And here are the answers: Lexington, KY—Bella Brezing operated a series of brothels openly in the Lexington neighborhood surrounding what is now Eastern Street in downtown’s east end. Upon her death in 1940,…

Name that City! Aug 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that City! The first Ferris Wheel was erected for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. What city played a crucial role in its creation? What city’s hockey fans stack beer cans in a tall tower against the glass during game-time? What city boasts the only replica of the Greek Parthenon? And here are the answers: Pittsburgh, PA—The wheel was the brainchild of successful engineer and bridge builder George Washington Ferris, who owned G.W.G. Ferris & Company in Pittsburgh. The giant steel hammer needed for the forging was manufactured in Pittsburgh by…

Name that City — Aug 6, 2020

August 6, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! What city served as Ohio’s capital prior to Columbus? The biggest children’s museum in the world is located in what city? This city is home to the largest stadium in the US. What city is it? And here are the answers: Chillicothe, OH—When Ohio obtained its statehood in 1803, Columbus hadn’t even been built yet. Chillicothe owned the capital city status until 1810, when three businessmen from the town of Franklinton offered 20 free acres of land which was within 40 miles of the state’s geographic center. The city…

Name that City! — July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Given its nickname, it’s no surprise that this city was the first to complete construction on the nation’s first concrete highway. What city are we talking about? This city has the steepest officially recorded public street in the U.S. What city is it? If you wanted to see the largest, contiguous system of enclosed, second level bridges in the world, what city would you have to go to? And here are the answers: Detroit, MI—The Motor City’s M-1, commonly known as Woodward Avenue, is a north–south state trunkline highway…

Name that Flyover City — July 23, 2020

July 22, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! What Tennessee city is known as the “Cradle of Country Music”? In what city would you find the Living Arts College, the nation’s oldest school offering dedicated digital content education? This city has seven bus shelters in its public transit system designed by architect Donna Sink, with a poem from a local artist adorning each one. What city is it? And here are the answers: Knoxville, TN—In the year 2000, the city began the self-guided Cradle of Country Music Walking Tour to highlight the beginnings of country music in…

Name that Flyover City! — July 16

July 16, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Robert Hayden was the first Black writer to hold the office as US Poet Laureate. What city did he hail from? This city’s name derives from a word meaning “excrement faces”? The world’s very first air cargo flight landed in what city? And here are the answers: Detroit, MI—Robert Hayden was born in Detroit in 1950 but lived in Ann Arbor in his later life. He earned a graduate degree in English literature from the University of Michigan. As a teaching fellow, he was also the first Black faculty…

Name that Flyover city! — July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Many of us remember the horrifying book and movie called The Exorcist. Author William Peter Blatty based the book on a real-life event that happened in this city. White Castle, home of the square burger has been based in this city since 1936. The logo of this city’s NFL team was borrowed from a major industry located there. And here are the answers: St. Louis, MO—In 1949, Father Walter Halloran, a Jesuit priest who was a scholastic at St. Louis University, was called to Alexian Brothers Hospital to help…

Name that City! — June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! In what city would you find the first museum in the U.S. to be primarily focused on contemporary art? What three cities are home to one of the most prominent high-tech research and development parks in the U.S.? A young man named Joyce C. Hall dropped out of high school, moved to this city with two shoeboxes of postcards, and built a multi-million dollar greeting card empire. What city was it? And here are the answers: Pittsburgh, PA—The Carnegie Museum of Art was founded in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie.…

Name that Flyover City! — June 18, 2020

June 17, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! In what city would you find a 3,000-foot bridge named Bob? In what city would you find the World’s Largest Rubber Stamp”? What was the first city in the country to be granted an FM-broadcasting license? And here are the answers: Omaha, NE—The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge is a renowned attraction in Omaha, and most people called him Bob. The bridge, which floats over the Missouri River, links more than 150 miles of hiking and biking trails. Cleveland, OH—The 35-ton sculpture was designed by Claes Oldenburg and his wife,…

Name that Flyover City! — June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! It doesn’t fly and it’s not native to the area, but the pink flamingo was voted in in 2009 as the official state bird of this city. Before Bill Gates created an anechoic chamber in Redmond, WA, in 2015, this city boasted an attraction called The Quietest Place on Earth. In a commercial development in this city, you’ll find three pyramid-shaped office buildings. And here are the answers: Madison, WI—On the morning of September 4, 1979, UW-Madison students walking up Bascom Hill in the heart of campus were greeted…

Name that Flyover City! — June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! What “flyover” city is nicknamed Tree Town? Speaking of nature, which city has a zoo that houses the largest indoor rainforest in the U.S.? In 1982, before he joined the cast of a new show called Cheers, Woody Harrelson was arrested in this college town and charged with disturbing the peace. In what city did this happen? And here are the answers: Ann Arbor, MI– Home to 158 parks and over 1.45 million trees, the nickname is one citizens love and embrace. The benefits of the urban forest include…

Name that City! — May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! We asked you to match the musician with the city in which he or she was born. Steve Miller Charlie Parker   Garth Brooks And here are the answers: Milwaukee, WI—Steve Miller had three No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 from 1973 to 1982 with the Steve Miller Band, including “The Joker.” Les Paul was Miller’s godfather and his first guitar teacher. Kansas City, KS—He was known by his nicknames–Yardbird or simple Bird–the saxophonist and composer was one of the most important figures in the development of jazz…

Name that Flyover City! — May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: This city holds the oldest independent and experimental film festival in the country, and is one of the few festivals which a film must appear at to qualify for an Academy Awards. This city is headquarters for approximately 75% of all the NASCAR teams in the world.   This city is home to the largest single-day sporting event in the world. And here are the answers: Ann Arbor, MI—The Ann Arbor Film Festival has become one of the premier film festivals for independent and, especially, experimental filmmakers to…

Name that Flyover City — May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: You’ve heard the phrase “the greatest thing since sliced bread.” In what city was sliced bread first commercially produced? Kroger, Proctor and Gamble, and Fifth Third Bancorp are all headquartered in this city.   Sumner High School, the first high school for African Americans built west of the Mississippi River, is located in what city? Extra points if you can name three famous grads. And here are the answers: Indianapolis, IN—The Taggart Baking Company began producing sliced bread in 1921. The company was purchased…

Name that City! — May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: The Moondog Coronation Ball is generally considered the first major rock and roll concert. In what city was it held? The War at Home is a 1979 documentary about the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War. What city did it focus on?   In 1978, Sid Vicious played at a venue in this city. Vicious left a memento that the owners made into an attraction. What city did this happen in and what’s the memento? And here are the answers: Cleveland, OH—The Moondog Coronation…

Name that City! — April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: In 1982, this city hosted the World’s Fair. One of the most notable invention debuts was the touch screen display screen. Right outside this U.S. city, you will find an actual castle. In what city was Play-Doh invented? And here are the answers: Knoxville, TN—The 1982 World’s Fair, formally known as the Knoxville International Energy Exposition, opened on May 1, 1982, and closed on October 31, 1982, receiving over eleven-million visitors. In addition to the touch screen, the event also introduced Cherry Coke and…

Name that City — April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: What city designed the world’s first water filtration facility? What city boasts an historic hotel where ducks visit the lobby fountain from 11am to 5pm every day? What city is largely credited for the creation of Western swing music? And here are the answers: Columbus, OH—In 1903, two brothers, Clarence Hoover, chief chemist and bacteriologist of sewage treatment, and Charles Hoover, chemist in charge of the water plant, worked to invent the methods of water and wastewater treatment that are still used today.…

Name that Flyover City — April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: What city is home to the first traffic tunnel between two nations? What city is known for the Cozy Dog (corndog on a stick) and Horseshoe sandwiches? What city is the final resting place of the only Major League Baseball player to die from a baseball injury? And here are the answers: Detroit, MI—The Detroit Windsor Tunnel was formally dedicated on Saturday, November 1, 1930. is jointly owned by the Cities of Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. Springfield, IL—We all know what a…

Name that Flyover City — April 8, 2020

April 7, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: What city is known for its toasted ravioli? What city is known for a dish called The Hot Brown? What city is known for a dish called goetta? And here are the answers: St. Louis, MO–The beginnings of breaded deep-fried ravioli can be sourced to two restaurants in St. Louis. Mama Campisi’s and Charlie Gitto’s. Now it’s served almost everywhere. Louisville, KY–The scrumptious dish–an open-faced sandwich of baked turkey breast and bacon, covered in Mornay sauce–was invented by a chef at The Brown…

Name that Flyover City — April 6, 2020

April 3, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: What city is home to the U.S. National Whitewater Center? The exterior shots of the movie A Christmas Story were filmed in what city? The Google AdWords program, Google’s largest source of revenue, is located in what city? And here are the answers: Charlotte, NC–The U.S. National Whitewater Center is the where many Olympic canoe-kayak slalom competitors train. Cleveland, OH–The opening scene where Ralphie first spies the Red Ryder BB Gun happened at Higbee’s Department Store in downtown Cleveland. In 1987, Higbee’s was…

Name that Flyover City! — April 3, 2020

April 1, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: What city is known as The Athens of the Prairie because it contains so many examples of innovative architectural achievements? The Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas stands out from the crowd for its pyramid shape. But this city also boasts a pyramid-shaped structure that actually predates the Luxor by a couple of years. In what city is The Pyramid located? This city is home to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, a privately funded museum filled with memorabilia and exhibits about African-American baseball in…

Name that Flyover City — April 1, 2020

March 30, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: 8 Mile is a movie loosely based on rapper Eminem’s life. In what city was it filmed? The Oscar-winning The Shawshank Redemption, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, was filmed in what city.? The movie Breaking Away was filed in the summer of 1978 in what city? And here are the answers: Detroit, MI–The film’s protagonist, Jimmy B-Rabbit Smith, lives in a trailer park (today the A & L Mobile Home Park) on 8 Mile Road. The underground parking garage where Jimmy faces…

Name that Flyover City — March 30, 2020

March 27, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: In the early 1900s, the Greenwood neighborhood of this city flourished with African American businessmen and millionaires. Greenwood earned the name “The Black Wall Street.” In what city was it located? A hospital in this city went down in medical history on December 3, 1989 when surgeons performed the world’s first kidney, heart, and liver transplant in one person. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was founded in this city in 1983. And here are the answers: Tulsa, OK— O.W. Gurley, a…

Name that Flyover City — March 27, 2020

March 25, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: This city erected, and then moved, a mighty bronze statue celebrating the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark’s arrival back in civilization. Speaking of bronze statues, there is one of Arnold Schwarzenegger during his bodybuilding days located in this city. OK, one more. This city features a 70-foot Plexiglas mother and baby Brachiosaurus statue. And here are the answers: St. Louis, MO—The statue of Lewis and Clark, called The Captain’s Return, depicted a boat landing and was located on the St. Louis Wharf. But…

Name that Flyover City — March 25, 2020

March 24, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: Since most of us are staying at home these days, we thought it might be nice to take everyone on a virtual sightseeing trip with today’s trivia questions. Can you name the cities in which these points of interest are located? James White’s Fort is a two-story log house built in 1786. White would later use some of his land to establish what city? Locust Grove is a 55-acre 18th-century farmhouse that was built as a family home but also served as a…

Name that Flyover City! — March 23, 2020

March 20, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: This city is known for having tiny “fairy doors” hidden around town. In what city is Rupp Arena located? Forget the California Gold Rush! The first one happened in this city almost 50 years earlier. And here are the answers: Ann Arbor, MI—The fairy doors are perfectly constructed entryways into a honeycomb of fairy rooms and secret passages. You can find a full list of the locations at the Urban Fairies website. Lexington, KY—While Rupp Arena may be best known for serving as…

Name that Flyover City! — March 20, 2020

March 18, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions about pioneering American women: Amelia Earhart was, of course, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Where was she born? Aretha Franklin was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Where did she hail from? Jane Addams was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Do you know where she was born? Janet Guthrie was the first woman to drive in the Indy 500. Where was she born?…

Name that Flyover City — March 18, 2020

March 15, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: Lorenzo Charles made a game-winning slam dunk in the 1983 NCAA championship game against Houston. Who did he play for? In the 1987 championship game against Syracuse, Keith Smart took matters into his own hands and buried the game-winning shot. Who was his team? It shall go down in history as “The Shot.” This game-winning shot from player Christian Laettner will never be forgotten by either team in this 1992 championship game. Who did Laettner play for? And here are the answers: NC…

Name that Flyover city! — March 13, 2020

March 11, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: “I never wanted to leave ___________. My heart will always be in that area – in a perfect world I would have loved to stay.” — LeBron James “____________ just embraced me. There are a lot of weirdos here. It’s awesome, because I’m a weirdo. Thankfully, the city embraced me with open arms. A lot about it helped carve my musicality and open my eyes. The whole town is so open-minded.” — Lizzo “Whenever I’m in ___________, I think back to all the…

Name that Flyover City! — March 11, 2020

March 9, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: This city boasts the oldest bowling alley in America. What city named its airport after former astronaut and four-term U.S. senator John Glenn? What city would you be in if you were visiting the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame? And here are the answers: Milwaukee, WI—The Holler House tavern houses the oldest sanctioned tenpin bowling alley in the United States. Holler House, which opened in 1908, contains the two oldest sanctioned lanes in the nation, both of which are still tended by human…

Name that Flyover City! — March 9, 2020

March 5, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: What city did writer Kurt Vonnegut hail from? The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides, is primarily a coming-of-age story set in what city? In what city did Robert Altman’s film A Prairie Home Companion take place? And here are the answers:   Indianapolis, IN—Vonnegut famously once said, “All my jokes are Indianapolis. All my attitudes are Indianapolis. My adenoids are Indianapolis. If I ever severed myself from Indianapolis, I would be out of business. What people like about me is Indianapolis.”…

Name that Flyover City — March 6, 2020

March 3, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: The National Bar Association was founded in this city in 1925. This city boasts a 75-foot-tall, 43,500-pound statue of an oil worker. What city is this? George Carlin was arrested in this city in July 1972 for doing his “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television.” And here are the answers: Des Moines, IA—The National Bar Association is the oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. It was established after several black attorneys were denied membership in the American Bar…

Name that Flyover City — March 4, 2020

March 3, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! We took a little different track on the today’s trivia. We wanted to see if you can match the school of higher learning with the flyover city in which it resides. Here’s the list: Duke University Purdue University Marquette University Vanderbilt University University of Notre Dame Wake Forest University Case Western Reserve University And here are the answers: Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. Purdue University is a public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Marquette University is a private Jesuit research…

Name that Flyover city! — March 2, 2020

February 28, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! This city is the home of the oldest operating steamboat in the United States, and the oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat in the world.  This city is the largest city in the United States with a silent first letter. You might have been able to tell from his accent, but what city was the late comedian Chris Farley from? And here are the answers: Louisville, KY—The Belle of Louisville was built in 1914 and was originally called Idlewild. When it’s not participating the annual steamboat race to celebrate the…

Name that Flyover city! — Feb 28, 2020

February 26, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! The Budweiser Clydesdales have been the spokes-horses for the brand for 80 years. In what city were they introduced? Back in 2012, this city’s symphony orchestra was in a deep financial crisis until Kid Rock–yes Kid Rock–threw a benefit concert. Geraldine Fredritz Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the world in 1964, starting and ending in this city. And here are the answers: St. Louis, MO—To commemorate the repeal of the prohibition of beer, the sons of August A. Busch, Sr. presented him with the gift…

Name that Flyover city! — Feb 26, 2020

February 24, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! What city has hosted the most NCAA Final Fours to date? This city houses a monument that is considered the largest of its kind in the US that honors the everyday American soldier and sailor. American filmmaker Steven Spielberg was born in this city. And here are the answers: Kansas City, MO—The Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City has hosted the most Final Fours to date with 10 since 1953. Indianapolis, IN–The Soldiers and Sailors Monument was completed in 1901 and stands at 284 feet tall. Until 1962, it was…

Name that Flyover city — Feb 24, 2020

February 20, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! This city was the first in the U.S. to add fluoride to drinking water. The city was built upon a complex of natural caves which were once used for the lagering of beer by early German immigrant brewers.  This city was where the world’s first successful human bone marrow transplant using an HLA matched sibling donor was done.  And here are the answers: Grand Rapids, MI—Not only was it the first city to do this, last month Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer designated Saturday, Jan. 25 as Community Water Fluoridation 75th Anniversary…

Name that Flyover city! — Feb 21, 2020

February 19, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! The song “Don’t Stop Believin’” made famous by the band Journey includes a reference to part of a city that doesn’t actually exist. What’s the city? This city is home to Oberlin College, the first U.S. university to admit students regardless of race, sex, creed or color. Sound 80 recording studio made the first digital audio recording to win a Grammy Award. In what city is Studio 80 located? And here are the answers: Detroit, MI—When Steve Perry wrote the song, he referred to a city boy “born and raised in…

Name that Flyover city! — February 19, 2020

February 18, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! This city is home to a sports stadium that holds the Guinness World Record for loudest crown roar. This city is home to the Dana-Thomas House, one of the best-preserved examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Prairie period” dwellings. This city is the site of the National Civil Rights Museum. And here are the answers: Kansas City, MO– The loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium is 142.2 dbA and was achieved by fans of the Kansas City Chiefs (USA), at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, on 29…

Name that City — Feb 17, 2020

February 13, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! The Flying Pig Marathon is held every year in this city. This city is home to the Proud Raven Totem Pole that bears Abraham Lincoln’s likeness at the top. This city has a series of tunnels and skywalks that connect a large part of its downtown building and parking garages. And here are the answers: Cincinnati, OH—In the 1800s, pigs were a major source of income for the city and they were often herded through town to the processing plants. When Cincy decided to celebrate its bicentennial in 1988,…

Name that Flyover City! — Feb 14, 2020

February 12, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! This city is home to Playhouse Square, a theater district that is the largest performing arts center in the US outside of New York City. This city’s main street, Tryon Street, carries the name of its 1765 Governor, William Tryon. What city is Creighton University located? And here are the answers: Cleveland, OH—The Lincoln Center theaters’ attendance took a hit in the years following World War II. After a fire in 1964, all of the theaters except one burned down. Through a grassroots revitalization effort, the theater district make…

Name that Flyover City! — Feb 12, 2020

February 11, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Shaw University, the South’s first African American college, began classes in 1865 and was chartered in 1875. In what city is it located? A celebration called the Mifflin Street Block party has been held every year since the 60s. What city throws this party? This city is home to what is claimed to be the largest bicycle museum. And here are the answers: Raleigh, NC—Shaw University is a private Baptist liberal arts institution and historically black university, founded in 1865 by Henry Martin Tupper, a missionary who taught freedmen.…

Name that Flyover city — Feb 10, 2020

February 6, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Have you taken a road trip across the country lately? Here are some unique places to stay. Can you match the establishment with the city in which it’s located? The Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven has been a favorite resting spot for Route 66 tourists for more than 50 years. Where is it located? The Covington Inn is one of the country’s few floating bed-and-breakfasts. What city is it in? The Hermitage Hotel was named after Andrew Jackson’s estate which is nearby. Do you know the city where…

Name that Flyover city — Feb 7, 2020

February 6, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Today’s questions are in honor of Black History Month. Can you match the person with the city in which he or she was born? American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was born in this city in 1928. Professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist Muhammad Ali was born in this city in 1942. American gymnast Simone Biles was born in this city in 1997. And here are the answers: St. Louis, MO–Angelou wore a great many hats in her lifetime, including writer, singer, dancer and director. She wrote…

Name that Flyover city — Feb 5, 2020

February 4, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! While you’re still recovering from pro football’s biggest day, we thought we’d see if you can identify the notable football legend with the city in which he was born. This city is the home of the annual Gen Con, the largest tabletop-game convention in North America. Cassius Marcellus Clay, a former slave owner, published an anti-slavery newspaper in this city in 1845. What city has an annual event called the Flying Pig Marathon? And here are the answers: Indianapolis, IN– In 2019, nearly 70,000 people attended the show. Gen Con…

Name that Flyover city — Feb 3, 2020

January 31, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! While you’re still recovering from pro football’s biggest day, we thought we’d see if you can identify the notable football legend with the city in which he was born. Larry Fitzgerald is a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. Where was he born? Joe Montana, who earned the nicknames “Joe Cool” and “The Comeback Kid” was born in what city? Bruce Matthews played for the Houston Oilers for 19 seasons. What city did he hail from? And here are the answers: Minneapolis, MN. Fitzgerald has been selected for the…

Name that Flyover city! — Jan 31, 2020

January 29, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Before becoming interested in acting, Tom Cruise aspired to be a priest and briefly attended a Franciscan seminary in this city. In 1998, to mark the 100th anniversary of its incorporation, the officials of this city buried a Plymouth Prowler in its Centennial Park.  This city is home to the largest children’s museum in the world. And here are the answers: Cincinnati, OH—It’s a little hard to picture now after all those Mission Impossible movies, but when he was a youth, Cruise was thinking about becoming a priest. Tulsa,…

Name that Flyover city! — Jan 29, 2020

January 28, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Justin Stewart earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013 for stair-climbing. What city does he hail from? Golfers, time to pay respects. Coburn Haskell, along with Bertram G. Work, was responsible for the modern day golf ball. What city did he live in? This city was home to one of the biggest flour rivalries, yes flour rivalries, in the US. And here are the answers: Springfield, IL—Stewart climbed the Springfield Sheraton – covering a formidable 38,203 feet over a 12-hour period. Cleveland OH—Up until…

Name that Flyover city — Jan 27, 2020

January 23, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! We asked you to match the famous person with the city of his birth. J. Paul Getty David Letterman Paul Hornung And here are the answers: Minneapolis, MN—Getty, of course, founded the Getty Oil Company. In 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American.  The 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world’s richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion (approximately $7.2 billion in 2018). Indianapolis, IN—The comedian, writer and producer was born in Indy in 1947. He grew up on the north side of Indianapolis, in the Broad Ripple area, about 12 miles…

Name that Flyover city — Jan 24, 2020

January 22, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. If you wanted to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame, what city would you go to? If you prefer vehicles of the two-wheel kind, you can visit the Harley-Davidson Museum in this city. This city is home to visit the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. And here are the answers: Charlotte, NC—If you’re a NASCAR fan, you’ll love the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Not only can you see historic race cars like Dale Earnhardt’s 2008 Chevy Impala SS but you can get a behind-the-scenes…

Name that Flyover city! Jan 22, 2020

January 20, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. Can you match the NFL stadium with the city where it’s located? Lucas Oil Stadium Arrowhead Stadium U.S. Bank Stadium And here are the answers: Indianapolis, IN–While Lucas Oil Stadium is used for football, basketball and conventions, the Indianapolis Colts play their home games here. The stadium measures 1.8 million square feet, with over 185,000 square feet of convention space. Kansas City, MO–We couldn’t leave out one of this year’s contenders for the Vince Lombardi Trophy could we? Arrowhead is where the Kansas City Chiefs…

Name that Flyover city — Jan 20, 2020

January 17, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. Though born in Boston, Edgar Allan Poe grew up in this city. In the 1970s, this city’s downtown was almost razed to put in a 22.7-acre shopping mall.   Starting in 1880 and for 50 years after, this city was known as the Flour Capital of the World. And here are the answers: Richmond, VA–Poe was the second child of actors David and Elizabeth “Eliza” Arnold Hopkins Poe. His father abandoned the family in 1810, and his mother died the following year. He was then taken in…

Name that Flyover city — Jan. 17, 2020

January 16, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. Flyover country is home to some of the finest research universities in the nation. Can you match the school with the city where it’s located? Vanderbilt CMU Duke University And here are the answers: Nashville, TN—Vanderbilt was named in honor of New York shipping and rail magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided the school its initial $1-million endowment despite having never been to the South. Pittsburgh, PA—Carnegie Mellon was founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie. It was initially called  the Carnegie Technical Schools, but the university became the Carnegie…

Name that Flyover city — January 15, 2020

January 14, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. This city’s official motto is “Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus,” which means “We hope for better things; it shall arise from the ashes.” In the late 1800s, this city was commonly referred to as the “Paris of America.” This city’s seal contains a fleur de lis, two stars and the year of its founding, 1778. And here are the answers: Detroit, MI–The phrase was given to Detroit on June 11, 1805, by Father Gabriel Richard when a fire destroyed nearly the entire city. Cincinnati, OH — Generally…

Name that Flyover city — Jan. 13, 2020

January 12, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. Mark Twain once called this city the “Good Samaritan City of the Mississippi.” This city is home to Pleasant Rowland, the maker of the extremely popular, and expensive, American Girl dolls. This city is home base for BJC Healthcare, a non-profit healthcare organization that includes the nationally recognized Barnes-Jewish Hospital. And here are the answers: Memphis, TN–When Twain (aka Samuel Clemons) was a boat captain in 1858, he went to Memphis because his younger brother Henry Clemens had been injured in a steamboat explosion. After…

Name that Flyover city — Jan. 10, 2020

January 9, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. While the oil industry has historically dominated its economy, this city is also a major player in the aerospace industry. This city is home to a famous, full-scale reproduction of Athens’ Parthenon. This city boasts a Cultural Trail, an urban mixed-use trail and linear park. And here are the answers: Tulsa, OK–An American Airlines maintenance base at Tulsa International Airport is the city’s largest employer and the largest maintenance facility in the world. Nashville, TN–Originally built out of wood in 1897 to commemorate the state’s centenary, the…

Name that Flyover city! — Jan 8, 2020

January 7, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. La Grande Vitesse, a public sculpture commonly known as “the Calder,” is located in this city. Historians credit this city with having three founding fathers, Solomon Juneau, Byron Kilbourn, and George Walker. This city’s Main Street is second only to New York City for the largest collection of cast-iron architecture in the nation. And here are the answers: Grand Rapids, MI—The sculpture, by American artist Alexander Calder, was installed in 1969 and is located on the large concrete plaza surrounding City Hall and the Kent County Building.…

Name that Flyover city! — Jan 6, 2020

January 3, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. This city has a professional Ice Hockey team called The Predators. This city is where the first successful parachute jump from a moving airplane happened. This city is home to Origins, a massive annual gaming and popular cultural convention. And here are the answers: Nashville, TN– The club was founded in 1998 when the NHL granted an expansion franchise to Craig Leipold. In 2017 team made it to the Stanley Cup finals but, unfortunately, lost in Game 6. St. Louis, MO–Captain Albert Berry performed the feat, touching down at…

Name that Flyover city — Jan 3, 2019

January 2, 2020

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. This city is home to the Slippery Noodle Inn, the oldest continuously operating bar in its state. Per capita, there are more golfers in this city than any other U.S. city. In 1881, the world’s first hydro-electric plant came to life on this city’s west side.  And here are the answers: Indianapolis, IN—While the Slippery Noodle Inn is now a blues bar and restaurant, at one time it was a stop on the Underground Railroad during the American Civil War. Oh, and it housed a…

Name that Flyover city! — Jan 1 2020

December 30, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. In what city would you be able to visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site? In what city is The National World War 1 Museum located? This city is home to the National Civil Rights Museum. And here are the answers: Springfield, IL—Abraham and Mary Lincoln lived in this 12-room Greek revival house up until his presidential campaign in 1860. The historic site offers free ranger-led tours daily, a free viewing of a film of Lincoln’s life, and several exhibits and houses throughout the historic four-block Lincoln-era…

Name that Flyover city! — December 23, 2019

December 20, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. There is a town in Indiana that offers Christmas-themed attractions year round and whose street names are named after the Christmas season. What city is this? Where can you find the country’s largest indoor year-round Christmas attraction that boasts holiday movie-themed artifacts? Named after a biblical town, this city puts on a Christkindlmarkt every year. And here are the answers: Santa Claus, IN–The town has the world’s only Santa post office that receives thousands of letters to Santa from all over the world each year.…

Name that Flyover city — December 20, 2019

December 19, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. The famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses call this city home. The first historically black university in the South, Shaw University, is located in this city. The Public Library in this city boasts the world’s largest ceiling clock. And here are the answers: St. Louis, MO—When the gorgeous animals aren’t busy traveling the US doing promotions and commercials, they are housed at Grant’s Farm. Raleigh, NC— Shaw University, a private Baptist liberal arts institution and historically black university in Raleigh, North Carolina was founded on December 1,…

Name that Flyover city — December 18, 2019

December 17, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. In what city is the infamous Printer’s Alley located? In 1959 Berry Gordy Jr. developed a little outfit called Motown Records in this city. In which city did the style of jazz music called Bebop originate? And here are the answers: Nashville, TN–What was once the center of Nashville’s printing industry, Printers Alley changed in the 40s to nightclubs that became a showcase for musical talent like The Supremes, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams and Jimi Hendrix. Detroit, MI—Motown Records helped launch the careers of Michael…

Name that Flyover city — December 16, 2019

December 13, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. This city features a museum that is considered the largest collection of contraceptive devices.  This city has an art museum where one of its buildings contains a movable, wing-like brise soleil that opens up for a wingspan of 217 feet. This city boasts an innovative art museum called The Mattress Factory. And here are the answers: Cleveland, OH–The Dittrick Museum of Medical History is located at Case Western Reserve University. The contraceptive collection was amassed over decades by Skuy, past president of the Canadian company…

Name that Flyover city! — December 13, 2019

December 12, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions. Can you name each city associated with the following groups of nicknames? City of Lakes, Mill City, The Mini Apple, and City of Flour and Sawdust. The Blue Chip City, The City of Seven Hills, Paris of America, Porkopolis, The Queen City BBQ Capital of the World, City of Fountains, Cowtown, Jazz Capital of the World And here are the answers: Minneapolis, MN–That last nickname, perhaps the most uninviting one ever, came about in the 19th century and was printed in several newspapers. Cincinnati, OH–The…

Name that Flyover City! — December 11, 2019

December 10, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions: Buzzfeed named this city as having the best street art in the entire world. This city is called The Oil Capital of the World. Hoyt Wooten, the founder of WREG Radio, built a fallout shelter in this city between 1961-63 that is considered one of the largest in the nation. And here are the answers: Richmond, VA—The city holds the annual Richmond Mural Project to continue to make the city a landmark destination for internationally recognized murals. Tulsa, OK—It was an oil strike in the…

Name that Flyover City! — December 9, 2019

December 6, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions: This city has the highest concentration of Native American effigy mounds that remain. This city has the longest continuous skyway system in the world. Those who snuck over the boundaries the night before the Land Rush of 1889 to claim the area around this city are known as “sooners.” And here are the answers: Madison, WI—Between 300 and 1300 AD, Madison was occupied by Native American “mound builders.” While there were once thousands of the mounds, today only a few remain. Minneapolis, MN—The Minneapolis Skyway…

Name that Flyover city — December 6, 2019

December 5, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Today we asked you to match the series name to the flyover city in which it was set: Justifed Home Improvement Sanford and Son Happy Days And here are the answers: Lexington, KY—The American crime drama, which premiered in 2010, takes place in this city in Kentucky. Detroit, MI—Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, his family and cohorts were located in Detroit. St. Louis, MO—Fred Sanford and his son Lionel operated their junk dealership in St. Louis. Milwaukee, WI—The series that featured the shenanigans going on with Richie Cunningham, the Fonz,…

Name that Flyover city — December 4, 2019

November 27, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Let’s review the questions: The iconic American magazine The Saturday Evening Post is headquartered in this city. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt survived an assassination attempt in this city. During WWII, a Japanese balloon bomb exploded in a neighborhood in this city. And here are the answers: Indianapolis, IN—The Saturday Evening Post is currently published six times a year. It was published weekly from 1897 until 1963, and every two weeks until 1969. Milwaukee, WI—A Bavarian-born saloonkeeper named John Schrank tried to shoot Teddy on October 14, 1912 in front of…

Name that Flyover city! December 2, 2019

November 26, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Today we asked you to match the city with the companies that are headquartered there: Hallmark Cards, Inc; H&R Black; Cerner Bank of America; Duke Energy; Nucor Spectrum Health; Meijer; Fox Motor Group And here are the answers: Kansas City, MO—Hallmark Cards, the oldest and largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States, was founded in 1910; Tax prep company H&R Block was founded in 1955; Cerner, a supplier of health information technology was founded in 1979. Charlotte, NC—The investment bank and financial services company Bank of America,…

Name that Flyover city! — November 27, 2019

November 26, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! A review of today’s questions: This city was the first U.S. city, and only the third in the world, to host the modern Olympics. This city and the Canadian city Windsor are connected through a tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge. The first successful hand transplant was performed in this city in 1999. And here are the answers: St. Louis, MO—It was a somewhat chaotic event, but some records were set. Track athlete Archie Hahn set a record time of 21.6 seconds in the 200 meters and the record stood for…

Name that Flyover city! — November 25, 2019

November 21, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! A review of today’s questions: This city’s state fair is known (since 1911) for its butter cow sculpture. The name of this city was derived from the Creek Indian word “tallasi.” This city is home to the legendary Sun Studio. And here are the answers: Des Moines, IA—The Iowa State Fair features the 600-pound butter cow sculpture every year. Sarah Pratt is the official butter sculptor. Tulsa, OK—“Tulsa” was derived from a contraction of the Creek word “tullahasee,” which means “old town.” (If you guessed Tallahassee you get points…

Name that Flyover city — November 22, 2019

November 21, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! A review of today’s questions: Colo, the first gorilla to be born in captivity and the oldest gorilla in the world (until her death in 2017) made a zoo in this city her home. FedEx is headquartered in this city. This city boasts the largest city-owned island park in the United States. And here are the answers: Columbus OH—The beloved gorilla Colo was born and raised in the Columbus Zoo. She captivated the hearts of people for more than half a cent. She died less than a month after…

Name that Flyover city — November 20, 2019

November 19, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! A review of today’s questions: Southerners say “ya’ll.” Philadelphians say “yous guys.” Natives of this city say “yinz.” What city are we talking about? Halsey Hall was born in this city and went on to be a sports reporter and announcer.  He was the first to use the term “Holy cow!” as a home run call. The name given to a rivalry between two schools in this city is called The Bedlam Series. And here are the answers: Pittsburgh, PA–Did yinz get the answer right?  second-person plural pronoun is used mainly…

Name that Flyover city — November 18, 2019

November 15, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Today, we did something different. We gave you three groups of three unrelated people who just happen to have been born in the same city. Kurt Vonnegut, David Letterman, John Dillinger Jean Harlow, Tom Watson (golfer), Kate Spade Thornton Wilder, Chris Noth, Chris Farley And here are the answers: Indianapolis, IN—Author Kurt Vonnegut was born in 1922; TV host and comedian David Letterman was born in 1947. Criminal nutcase John Dillinger was born in 1903. Kansas City, MO—American actress Jean Harlow was born in 1911; Jazz saxophonist and composer…

Name that Flyover City — November 15, 2019

November 14, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: This city is home to a mysterious phenomenon called “The Center of the Universe.” You’ll find the world’s largest rubber stamp in this city. The Oriental Theatre in this city has shown the cult film “Rocky Horror Picture Show” every Saturday night at midnight since Jan. 7, 1978. And here are the answers: Tulsa, OK—In Tulsa, the Center of the Universe, is actually a small concrete circle in the middle of a larger circle of bricks. OK, so how did such an unremarkable…

Name that Flyover City — November 13, 2019

November 12, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: “It reminds me of the girl that came from ________ town, and how on that April day, when she took this old boy down.”—Black Crowes “What’s made __________ famous has made a fool out of me.”—Jerry Lee Lewis “A shade veranda under Sunday blue sky; ________ in June.”—Nina Simone And here are the answers: Knoxville—The song is called “The Train Still Makes a Lonely Sound,” and it’s on the Black Crowe’s 2009 album Before the Frost…Until the Freeze. Milwaukee—Singing about beer, Jerry Lee…

Name that Flyover city — November 11, 2019

November 7, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: This city established the first Jewish hospital in the US. Oak Ridge Cemetery in this city is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln. The Reuben sandwich was invented in this city. And here are the answers: Cincinnati, OH—The hospital was established in 1847 partly as a reaction to the fact that at other hospitals Jewish patients were subject to pressure from Christian missionaries. Springfield, IL—Lincoln, his wife and all but one of his children are buried in Oak Ridge. Omaha, NE–Reuben Kulakofsky,…

Name that Flyover city! — November 8, 2019

November 6, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of the questions: Granville T. Woods, an African-American inventor of the multiplex telegraph was born in this city in 1856. 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? Cotton candy was developed in this city. And here are the answers: 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.…

Name that Flyover City! — November 6, 2019

November 5, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying our little trivia game. Here’s a quick review of the questions: For nearly half a century, this city boasted the world’s largest four-sided clock. The mask-wearing heavy metal band Slipknot was formed in this city in 1995. Frank and Jesse James’ mom was born in this city. And, now, the answers: Milwaukee, WI—The clock upon the Allen-Bradley tower in Milwaukee was known as the biggest four-sided clock in the world. Now that distinction goes to Saudi Arabia’s Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower, which overlooks Mecca’s Grand Mosque. Des Moines, IA—The heavy metal band…

Name that Flyover City! — November 5, 2019

November 4, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying Name that Flyover City! Here’s a review of today’s questions: The NCAA College World Series has been held in this city for more than fifty years. Comedian George Carlin was arrested in this city in 1972. for doing his “Seven Words The legendary comic book hero Superman was first drawn up in this city in 1933 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. And here are the answers: Omaha, NE—The annual baseball tournament has been held in Omaha every June since 1950. On June 10, 2009, the NCAA and College World Series of Omaha,…

Name that Flyover City –November 4, 2019

November 1, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying our little trivia game. Here’s a quick review of the questions: American Greetings has its headquarters here. This city was the first major southern city to desegregate all public facilities. St. Anthony Falls, the only true waterfall on the entire Mississippi River, is located in this city. And, now, the answers: Cleveland, OH—American Greetings Corporation is the world’s second largest greeting card producer (behind Hallmark Cards). We just want to say, Congratulations on your success! Nashville, TN–The Nashville Sit-Ins which lasted from February 13 to May 10, 1960, were among the earliest non-violent…

Name that Flyover City — November 1, 2019

October 31, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying our little trivia game. Here’s a quick review of the questions: An iconic American record label in this city was initially called “Hitsville U.S.A.” From this city, drivers can reach 50% of American households and 30% of Canadian households in a one-day drive. In the early 20th century, this city was controlled by political boss Tom Pendergast. And, now, the answers: Detroit, MI—The city was the first headquarters of Motown. Barry Gordy purchased a former photographer’s studio in 1959 and initially called it Hitsville USA. The building is now a Motown museum. Columbus,…

Name that Flyover City! — October 31, 2019

October 30, 2019

                    Happy Halloween! Ready for the creepy answers? First, let’s review the questions: This city boasts a library that has long been rumored to house a spirit known as the Lady in Grey. This city holds an annual Halloween music festival called Freakfest. The creepy tourist trap called Trundle Manor is located in this city. And now the answers: Evansville, IN—The Lady in Grey, so-named because of her long grey dress, shawl and veil, is said to sometimes appear in the library, accompanied by musky perfume, moving books, and lights that…

Name that Flyover City–October 30, 2019

October 29, 2019

Hey! Thanks for playing! Now, let’s get down to business. Here are the questions once again: Otis Redding (“Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”) was killed when his plane crashed on the way to a concert in this city. This city was where the construction of the first water filtration plant in the world happened. The honeycrisp apple was invented at a university in this city. And, now, the answers! Madison, WI–Redding and his band were scheduled to appear at the Factory nightclub near the University of Wisconsin on Sunday, December 10 but their plane crashed into Lake Monona, four miles…

Name that Flyover city — October 29, 2018

October 28, 2019

Are you stumped yet? Don’t worry–we’ll give you the answers. But first let’s review the questions: The guy who the first person to suggest using emoticons in messages lives and works in this city. This city has what could be the oddest landmark, called the Firebird sculpture. Speaking of oddities, this city is home to the Cave House, a house that looks like something The Flintstones would rent. And now the answers: Pittsburgh, PA–Scott Fahlman, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University was the first to suggest using the text-only pop culture phenomenon in messages sent on computer networks.…

Name that Flyover city — October 28, 2019

October 25, 2019

Here we are again! How did you do? Let’s review the questions: Congress officially recognized a street in this city as “Home of the Blues.” The song “Happy Birthday” was written by two sisters in this city. This city has more free major tourist attractions than any city in the country (outside Washington, DC). And now the answers: Memphis, TN—In 1977, Congress bestowed that honor on Beale Street in Memphis. It’s where every blues icon from Louis Armstrong to B.B. King has performed. Louisville, KY–The composer of “Happy Birthday” was Mildred J. Hill (1859-1916). Her younger sister, Patty S. Hill…

Name that Flyover City — October 25, 2019

October 24, 2019

You may have made it past the bridge (or not), but can you fend off the attack bunny? Now, for something completely different! On to “Name that Flyover City!” Let’s review the questions: The city is home to the only floating post office in the United States. Cashew chicken was invented in this city. This city has seen more tornadoes than any other city in America. And now for the answers: Detroit, MI– Deliveries are carried out by the 45-foot J.W. Westcott II. In 23 October 2001, the boat sank while caught in the wake of the Norwegian oil tanker…

Name that Flyover city — October 24, 2019

October 23, 2019

How did you do on those questions? (You’d really have to know your French kings to guess the last two correctly.) Let’s review the questions: Technically, this is the largest German-named American city. This city was named for King Louis IX in 1794. And just to confuse you more, we’re going to throw in another city named after a French king: King Louis XVI. And now for the answers: Charlotte, NC—If you’ve been paying attention to past issues of our newsletter, you would know that the city of Charlotte was named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the German-born wife of England’s…

Name that Flyover city — October 23, 2019

October 22, 2019

Welcome back! We hope you’re enjoying Flyover Future. Let’s review today’s questions: Bill Murray is part owner of a minor league baseball team in this city. This city is home to the steepest street in the US. Four-time Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens grew up in this city. And now the answers: St. Paul, Minnesota—Bill Murray is part owner of the St. Paul Saints. A few years ago, he surprised local fans by taking tickets at the main gate. Pittsburgh, PA—Canton Avenue, located in the Beechview neighborhood, has a 37 percent grade. Cleveland, OH—Owens’ family moved to Cleveland when he…

Name that Flyover city — October 22, 2019

October 21, 2019

Welcome back! Let’s review today’s questions: Elvis Presley performed his last concert in this city. This city is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America. Children’s author Chris Van Allsburg drew upon his childhood memories o write his book “The Polar Express.” And now for the answers: Indianapolis, IN—The King did his final concert on June 26, 1977 at Indianapolis’ Market Square Arena. He died six weeks later on August 16. Charlotte, NC—The Bank of America Corporate Center, built in 1992, is the tallest building in North Carolina. Grand Rapids, MI—Allsburg’s book was made into a movie and…

Name that Flyover city! — October 21, 2019

October 18, 2019

Ok, let’s see how you did First, let’s recap the questions: This city is home to the nation’s oldest sketch comedy theater. The Edgar Allen Poe Museum is located in this city. The guy who invented voice mail was born in this city. And now for the answers: Minneapolis, MN–Surprisingly, Chicago isn’t home to the nation’s oldest sketch comedy theater. That honor belongs to Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, where Al Franken performed before working on Saturday Night Live.  Richmond, VA—Located in what is considered to be one of the oldest buildings in Richmond (circa 1740), the Edgar Allen Poe…

Name that Flyover city — October 18, 2019

October 17, 2019

We got the answers! But first, let’s review the questions: In was in this city that the Harley-Davidson company was founded. Towards the end of his career, Peyton Manning used this city name frequently at the line of scrimmage. A suburb of this city home to 109 concrete ears of corn. And, now, the answers: Milwaukee, WI—21-year-old mechanical engineer William Harley finished a design for a bicycle with a single-cylinder engine. He and the three Davidson brothers—Arthur William and Walter (maybe the least likely biker names ever)–began turning out motorcycles in a 10×15 shed on the Davidson property. Omaha, NE—After…

Name that Flyover city — October 17, 2019

October 16, 2019

Ready for your answers? First, let’s recap the questions: This city is the location of a river that has caught fire many times. This city has been called the “Streaking Capitol of the World.” Actor Rob Lowe was playing in PGA pro-am tournament in this city when he hit a golf ball that killed the state bird in mid-flight. And now the answers: Cleveland, OH—The Cuyahoga River feeds into Lake Erie. When Cleveland became a major city for manufacturing, the river was heavily affected by industrial pollution. It caught fire at least 13 times until the last time in 1969,…

Name that Flyover City – October 16, 2019

October 14, 2019

And, here we are again! Let’s get to those answers. But first, here’s a quick review of today’s questions: This city is home to the headquarters of the Jockey Club, a national organization dedicated to the integrity of Thoroughbred breeding and racing. This city sits in two states and, in one area, you can be in a different state simply by crossing the road. This city ranks first in the nation in potato chip consumption per capita. The answers: Lexington, KY—Not Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby as you would think. The Jockey Club is the breed registry for Thoroughbred…