Good luck with today's Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge. Here we go:

Which was the first U.S. city NOT in the
original 13 colonies to reach a population of 100,000
?

a.  New Orleans
b.  Chicago
c.  St. Louis
d.  San Francisco 

Here is the ANSWER.

ANSWER:  a. New Orleans.  In the 10 years leading up to the 1840 Census, New Orleans more than doubled in size and peaked as the third-largest city in the country, behind New York and Baltimore.

Thanks for playing, and have a great weekend!