Here are this week’s questions:
- What is historically significant about the world-renowned Rookwood Potter Company?
- Who gifted Cincinnati with the Capitoline Wolf statue in Eden Park?
- VH1 called this happening the “Least Metal Moment” of 2004. It just so happens it was in Cincy. What was it?
And here are the answers:
- Rookwood Pottery was the country’s first female-owned and operated large manufacturer. It was founded in 1880 by Marie Longworth Storer Nichols.
- Benito Mussolini—He was extremely fond of the statue, which depicts Romulus and Remus feeding on the milk of their adoptive mother-wolf. Mussolini liked the fact that Cincinnati was named after the Roman statesman Cincinnatus, who, in the 5th century BC accepted the dictatorship vote by the Roman Senate during a military crisis. So he gave the bronze replica of the statue to Cincy in 1932.
- In 2004, the “Least Metal Moment” ever was declared when Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil led the crowd in the “World’s Largest Chicken Dance” on Fountain Square, a beloved tradition at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.
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