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 "place of wild onion"or the Ojibwa tribe's word for "skunk". Either way, it has beenrecorded that wild onion, chives and garlic gr…ew 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. (MORE)
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 b…ad 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. (MORE)
Named after William Henry Harrison, the 9th president of the US. In regards to the follow-up question: "Is there a definitive listing of the origins of Chicago streetnames?" The now out of print book - which should be available at publiclibraries - "Streetwise Chicago: A History of Chicago Names"(pu…blished 1988) by Don Hayner and Tom McNamee, is perhaps the oneand only book currently available on Chicago street names. It maynot be totally "definitive" but it does have some valuableinformation on street numbering and name changes. (MORE)
According to the book "Streetwise Chicago:A History of Chicago Street Names" by Don Hayner and Tom McNamee (published in 1988), Paulina Street was named by real estate developer Reuben Taylor in honor of his wife Paulina Taylor. Answer The pronunciation of the "i" in Paulina Street is long, as in… the word "eye" and thus is pronounced differently from the standard pronunciation of Pauline, which of course is pronounced as a long "e." Reuben and Paulina Tayler's name is spelled with an "e", not an "o". Confirm at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago. Gerrit Dangremond, descendant. (MORE)
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".
Answer . \nIn 1909, architects needed a plan to improve traffic flow in Chicago. They presented a proposal to the Commercial Club of Chicago. The major part of the proposal was a double-decked roadway along the river. Charles H. Wacker, chairman of the Chicago Plan Commission, pushed the idea.
Origin of Crawford Ave. name . I never knew this so I am glad you asked the question!\nFrom http://www.chicago-scots.org/clubs/History/Newsletters/1995/July95-1.htm\n. \n"In Chicago, Pulaski Road is 4000 west and runs from 6360 north to 11458 south. This long street is of interest to us because …it was originally known as Crawford Avenue. Peter Crawford (of Scottish descent) was an early Chicago pioneer, real estate speculator, and lumber dealer. He founded the settlement of Crawford, which we now know as North Lawndale.\n. \nIn 1933, Mayor Ed Kelly changed the name from Crawford to Pulaski in order to please one of his supporters. For the next twenty years, a battle raged in the courts and the legislature to stop the proposed change. In 1952, the Supreme Court of Illinois ruled that the property owners cannot control the naming of a street.\n. \nCasimir Pulaski was born in Lithuania and fought courageously in the American Revolution. He was killed in the siege of Savannah, Georgia, in 1779." (MORE)
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.
The USA's second-most theatrical city (next to NYC) . The USA's second-most theatrical city (next to NYC)
Cheif Blackhawk was an Indian who lived near Chicago. So they decides to name it after that.
"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 Chicago River.
Dempster Street was named for Dr. John Dempster, a prominent 19th century Methodist who founded Northwestern's Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary (originally called Garrett Biblical Institute). Read more: http://www.virtualtourist.com/hotels/North_America/United_States_of_America/Illinois/E…vanston-777787/Hotels_and_Accommodations-Evanston-Margarita_European_Inn-BR-1.html#ixzz29HHSHooL . (MORE)
"Chicago" is a French version of the Native American word shikaakwa, which means "wild onion."
Liberal arts colleges in Chicago include Shimer College and Columbia College Chicago. In addition, Chicago is home to many large universities, including the University of Chicago and University of Illinois Chicago, as well as many community colleges and specialized schools.
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 Aquariu…m...baseball games. There's lots of stuff (MORE)
Sandberg, Fukudoggie, Grace, Santo, Ernie, Soto, Rami Wrigley, Addison, Clark, Harry ( if you don't know why I would pick this name then you shouldn't be a cubs fan), Lou,
The Bears were formed in 1920 in Decatur, Illinois as a football club for A.E. Staley's starch manufacturing company. They spent the 1920 season as the Decatur Staley's but moved to Chicago in 1921 to capture a larger fan base and played as the Chicago Staleys. In 1922 Staley sold the team to George… Halas and Dutch Sternaman and Halas renamed them the Chicago Bears. (MORE)
When George Halas and his partner Edward Sternaman moved the Staleys from Decatur to Chicago in 1921 they kept the name the Staleys due to an agreement with Mr. Chamberlain of the Staley Company for whom the Staleys had been a club team. In 1922 Halas and Sternaman wanted to name the team the Cubs …out of thanks to Bill Veek, owner of the Chicago Cubs, for letting them play at Cubs Park for a reasonable cost but decided football players were larger than baseball players so they decided on the Bears instead. (MORE)
In the early 1900's the Cubs were called the White Stockings, but when they reformed their team by letting go their aging stars a newspaper in the area called them the Cubs because of their young team and the name stuck.
In 1902, noting the youth movement lead by new manager Frank Selee , a local newspaper penned the nickname Cubs for the first time. The moniker prevailed over time and was officially adopted by the club in 1907. It is currently one of the longest running-and most beloved-alias' in all of sports
Try this.... the name of the owner is Marcia O'Hara. Now, take it from there.....
First, they were called the 'Chicago Colts', later the 'Chicago Orphans', then the 'Chicago White Stocking', and currently the 'Chicago Cubs'.
Chicago is served by scheduled airline service at Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). In the recent past, a couple of small airlines have used Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY). General aviation airports in the region include Waukegan …Regional, Chicago Executive, Schaumburg Regional, DuPage County, Aurora Municipal, Lewis University, and Clow International. (MORE)
There are two main airports that service Chicago:. 1) Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) -- located in northwest suburb.. 2) Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) -- located in southwest suburb.
Chicagoland: \n. \n . The Bears.\n . The Bulls.\n . The Cubs.\n . The Sox.\n . Dirty politics, Machine Politics and corruption.\n . Gangsters like Al Capone.\n . The St. Valentines Day massacre.\n . Slaughterhouses and Saugage making.\n . The Willis Tower (Sears Tower).\n . The Chicago …Board of Trade.\n . The Loop.\n . Chicago Picasso.\n . The University of Chicago.\n . Loyola University.\n . Lake Forest College.\n . The Great Chicago Fire. (MORE)
Yes they are also called 'Sex Bolts' or 'Sex Screws' and sometimes are refereed to as 'Barrel Nuts'.
It is deriived from a French translation of the Miami-Illinois word shikaakwa for wild onion or wild garlic.
It was known as the mafia, but was also called the Chicago Outfit, Capone's mafia, and the Capone family mafia.
There are two: RTC (Recruit Training Command) Great Lakes and NTC (Naval Training Command) Great Lakes
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 such as: the Blackhawks, Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, or Bears. Go to a concert.
It is called the "El" because it is elevated and travels around the perimeter of the "Loop."
There is only one Chicago, unless you want to include communities like: Chicago Heights, Chicago Ridge, East Chicago, North Chicago. Which are all suburbs of Chicago,IL.
Cook and DuPage Counties. Almost all of Chicago lies in Cook County. A small section of O'Hare Airport (which is part of Chicago) is in DuPage County. Most people don't know that Chicago is partly in DuPage County.
It has a Native American origin and in the Miami-Illinois language mean wild onion or wild garlic. Chicago is most likely an Indian name, since that area was once settled by the Native Americans. But I also heard that it may be a French name. Indian is your best bet It is the French Translatiion of …the Native American word for wild onion in the Miami-Illinois language. (MORE)
Lieutenant Commander Edward "Butch" O'Hare who became the Navy's first flying Ace during WWII. Ans 2 - A replica of 'Butch's Grumman Wildcat fighter is displayed in Terminal 2
Francis Cardinal George is the Archbiishop of Chicago. He has held that position since May of 1997 and is a Chicago native.
They were called the Decatur Staleys. They were founded by George Stanley Halas in Decatur, Illinois.
The Chicago Bears play at Soldier Field. It is dedicated to the men and women of the US Army and Navy (hence the Soldier part).
The 2010-2011 Chicago Bulls Players: (There last name is first) . Asik, Omer . Bogans, Keith . Boozer, Carlos . Brewer, Ronnie . Butler, Rasual . Deng, Luol . Gibson, Taj . Korver, Kyle . Noah, Joakim . Rose, Derrick . Scalabrine, Brian . Thomas, Kurt . Watson, C.J. .
Rahm Emanuel became mayor of Chicago on May 16, 2011. He succeeded Richard M. Daley.
Rahm Emanuel became mayor of Chicago on May 16, 2011. He succeeded Richard M. Daley. .
A Bull denoted power and strength, and also had a relation to meatpacking tradition and the ampitheather.
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 chose the name bears because when the moved to chicago they were chicago staleys,and they changed there name to bears as a follow up to chicago's baseball team the chicago cubs.
The answer to this question is Gen. Phillip Sheridan, who also had Ft. Sheridan in North Chicago, named for him! He was a famous civil war General who won important battles for the Union, but he was most famous for the destructive "March' through Georgia, to finally take the Souths last manufacturin…g and material storage area's, to assure the Northern victory! (MORE)
the 2011-2012 bulls had derrick rose PG richard hamilton SG Luol deng SF Carlos Boozer PF Joakim Noah C C.J. Watson PG Ronnie Brewer SG Taj Gibson PF Asik C Scalibrini idk his position John Lucas III PG Jimmy Butler IDk Kyle Korver SG Keith Bogans Idk
There is one zoo in Chicago: the Lincoln Park Zoo. The BrookfieldZoo in Brookfield, IL is overseen by the Chicago ZoologicalSociety.
Because there was once a magical bear from Chicago named Ben. He saved the town from alot of seagull attacks. He loved Math, And his calculator.
Douglas Park in Chicago is named after United States senator Stepehen A Douglas. Douglas Park was incorporated in 1869 by the Illinois state legislature.
Coyne College in Chicago Illinios is the name of an electrical school. City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College is another electrical school in Chicago.