I don’t know if you are like me, but trivia Tuesday is my absolute favorite day of the week! Last week we challenged you with a match the city with it’s nickname game. Let see if you are still a master of trivia after this brain buster. Here was the question:
- Boston, Massachusetts a. Second City
- Detroit, Michigan b. Bean Town
- Portland, Oregon c. Rose City
- Chicago, Illinois d. MoTown
The answers are 1. b., 2. d., 3. c., and 4. a.
Here is a little background on why Chicago is known as the second city. In 1890 Chicago passed Philadelphia as the second most populated city, it had doubled in size from 1880. Shortly after the famous chicago fire. Which is another way to look at its nickname. Many people believe the fire of 1871 was a do over for the city of Chicago. It allowed a better, more well constructed city to be built on top of an already flourishing economy. Chicago was dubbed the ‘Florence of the West’ because of its rapid growth in industry, population and artistry. The origin of the term “second city” comes from the battle with New York for the selection for the site of the Columbian Exposition. Chicago battled hard by annexing part of the South side, which led to its population to near New York levels. The battle was quickly lost, however, when New York combined all five of its buroughs and easily beat out Chicago. This put Chicago second to New York, dubbing it “Second City.”
This week’s trivia question: “Which of the 7 wonders of the world is/are still in existence today?”
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