Gris tests your local knowledge

May 4, 2014 

Match the fact with the city.

1. Birthplace of the kazoo and Huff Daland Dusters, which later became Delta Air Lines.

2. Actress Victoria Principal, of the night time soap opera “Dallas,” once attended high school in this city.

3. Spring training site for the 1914 World Series champion Boston “Miracle” Braves.

4. Famous 1940s and ’50s radio personality and actress Judy Canova claimed this as her hometown, although she never lived here.

5. Self-proclaimed “Watermelon Capital of the World.”

6. Geographic center of the state.

7. Hometown of 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker.

8. Hometown of country music star and three-time Grammy winner Trisha Yearwood.

9. Home of the Big Pig Jig, the state’s oldest and largest barbecue cooking contest.

10. Corporate headquarters of Blue Bird Corp., founded in 1927, which manufactures and provides school buses in more than 60 countries worldwide.

11. NASCAR driver David Ragan is co-owner of a Ford dealership here.

12. Karl Slover, one of the last surviving Munchkins from “The Wizard of Oz,” died in an assisted living home here in 2011.

13. Stomping ground of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.

14. Promotes itself as “Kaolin Capital of the World.”

15. Home of the “Chitlin Hoedown Festival.”

16. Called the “Harness Horse Capital of Georgia” and several world champions have trained on the track on the outskirts of town.

17. Once known as the “Buggy Capital of the World” in the early 20th century.

18. Home of Samuel Henry Rumph, developer of the Elberta Peach and father of the state’s commercial peach industry.

19. Birthplace of pharmacist John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola, the most widely consumed soft drink in the world.

20. Original location of Stuckey’s roadside convenience stores, famous for their pecan log rolls.

21. Known as the “Colony City” and one of the first “planned” cities in the U.S., where downtown streets are named after generals in both Confederate and Union armies.

22. Author Flannery O’Connor and comedian Oliver Hardy, of Laurel and Hardy fame, both lived here.

23. Home of the annual “Strawberry Festival” and the birthplace of William A. Fickling Sr., whose love of Yoshino cherry trees led to the creation of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon.

24. Headquarters of the Georgia High School Association and the birthplace of Frank Gordy, founder of the Varsity in Atlanta, one of the largest drive-in restaurants in the world.

25. Birthplace of authors Joel Chandler Harris and Alice Walker and home of the Georgia Writers Museum.

26. Hometown of George Perry, who caught a world record 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass in the nearby Ocmulgee River in June 1932.

A. Milledgeville

B. Yatesville

C. Macon

D. Marion (Twiggs County)

E. Reynolds

F. McRae

G. Fort Valley

H. Cordele

I. Vienna

J. McIntyre

K. Perry

L. Wrightsville

M. Monticello

N. Warner Robins

O. Thomaston

P. Dublin

Q. Barnesville

R. Marshallville

S. Haddock

T. Sandersville

U. Unadilla

V. Eastman

W. Knoxville (Crawford County)

X. Eatonton

Y. Hawkinsville

Z. Fitzgerald

ANSWERS: (1) C. (2) N. (3) S. (4) U. (5) H. (6) D. (7) L. (8) M. (9) I. (10) G. (11) K. (12) P. (13) J. (14) T. (15) B. (16) Y. (17) Q. (18) R. (19) W. (20) V. (21) Z. (22) A. (23) E. (24) O. (25) X. (26) F.

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