Who named Chicago Chicago?
The man who gave the name Chicago to Chicago, goes by the name of Scootsman Pepperfield. He also invented shoelaces.
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The town of Chicago was founded in 1833 and named by the FrenchCanadians in their pronounciation and spelling of an Algonquianword. It is either the Fox tribe's word for "plac…e of wild onion"or the Ojibwa tribe's word for "skunk". Either way, it has beenrecorded that wild onion, chives and garlic grew in the area andthe Chicago River was named for the plants and their fragrance.Then the city that was built on the river was called by the samename.
Chicago before it was called Chicago was just land of Indian territory. They named the area Chickagou or Checagou, which meant a type of smell which at the time indicated wild… onion, skunk cabbage, and a resentful colony of polecats. The word was also in general use among the savages to indicate a bad smell, a symbolism which is still kept alive by the politicians and the stockyards. The first known permanent settler, a Santo Dominigan Negro named Baptiste Pointe De Sable built a cabin here in 1779. Wolf Point was an early settlement that is now part of Chicago. Fort Dearborn was built near Chicago in the earliest of pioneer days. The fort was destroyed on August 15 by Indians during the War of 1812 and rebuilt in 1816 and some remnants of this fort remained until the Great Chicago Fire destroyed what ever was left at the site. Oddly, a replica of the fort was built for Chicago's Century of Progress in 1933, but it too was destroyed by fire in 1940.
Because it flows through Chicago! *rimshot* Seriously though, "Chicago" was a mispronunciation of the native American name for an indigenous onion-like plant that grew in the …marshy areas by the river and lake...the area now referred to as "the Loop".
Chicago, Illinois is located just west of the southern tip of LakeMichigan. Also, it is located on the northeastern border ofIllinois and the northwestern corner of Indiana.
"Chicago" is derived from a Indian word meaning "place of the wild onions," according to a historian at Hull House, home of Jane Addams. The onions were very common near the C…hicago River.
The Chicago Bears are also known as "The Monsters of the Midway".
Dempster Street was named for Dr. John Dempster, a prominent 19th century Methodist who founded Northwestern's Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary (originally called Garr…ett Biblical Institute). Read more: http://www.virtualtourist.com/hotels/North_America/United_States_of_America/Illinois/Evanston-777787/Hotels_and_Accommodations-Evanston-Margarita_European_Inn-BR-1.html#ixzz29HHSHooL .
Go to the Navy Pier. Or ifyour there during the summertime go to the Taste of Chicago. MILLENIUM PARK! There's also a lot of nice restuaunts. I know a Latin resturaunt called …Carnivale. Good food! Swim in Lake Michigan, or you can go to the Navy Pier and take a cruise on Lake Michigan. Shedd Aquarium...baseball games. There's lots of stuff
Eli Benjamin Shapiro
It is deriived from a French translation of the Miami-Illinois word shikaakwa for wild onion or wild garlic.
North eastern Illinois, on the border of Lake Michigan.
Visit the Willis (formerly the Sears) tower, or the John Hancock building. Go to Milenium Park. Shop at one of the many many wonderful places to shop. Go to a sporting event s…uch as: the Blackhawks, Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, or Bears. Go to a concert.
Beside the Chicago Bulls they are called THE BULLS as well.
It is called the "El" because it is elevated and travels around the perimeter of the "Loop."
Here are some things to do in Chicago . Go to water tower place and Michigan Ave. . Go to Navy Pier . Go to the sears tower . Go to a play (Wicked, Mary Poppins, etc.) .… Have tons of food!!!!
Chicago is a very large industrial city in Illinois.