Why is Chicago called Chicago?
Chicago means, "wild onion" because of the Indians that used to live there many, many years ago when it was still prairie land.
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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)
Chicago was nicknamed the Windy City not for the wind but for thepoliticians and city boosters who were full of "hot air." The specifics of this are somewhat in contention. Here are a fewversions: . Supposedly when Chicago hosted the world fair, the then mayorboasted about it so much that it became… known as the WindyCity. . Chicago is the Windy City because of the ChicagoTribune . The editor of the Chicago Tribune was trying topromote the city as a summer resort and used the lakes breeze asone of its attractions. . Chicago was in competition with New York City for the World'sFair (the one Frank Lloyd Wright debuted in), and the NYC paperscalled the Chicago pols "windy" in their presentations to win theexhibition. (Chicago won.) . I forget the exact name of the writer who coined the phrase,but it stems from all the politicians in Chicago. The writerquipped that all the politicians talking was like a big windblowing through the cities. . The name stems from political bantering that took place betweenChicago and New York over who would host the World's Fair. Here is a more extended explanation: Popular myth has it that this nickname for the Chicago was coinedby Charles Dana, the editor of the New York Sun , in 1893.Chicago was competing with New York to host the 1893 ColumbianExposition, and Dana allegedly coined the name as a derogatorymoniker. Supposedly the term is not a reference to the winds offLake Michigan as one might suppose but rather refers to theChicagoan habit of rabid boosterism and shameless boasting. To aNew Yorker like Dana, Chicago was full of hot air. The story simply isn't true. The name dates to at least 1885 andclearly refers to the breezes off the lake. 1885 references include"city of winds" as well as "Windy City." This isn't newinformation, either. Mathew's Dictionary of Americanisms ,published some 50 years ago, includes an 1887 quotation about theWindy City, but the myth persists--largely due to newspaperreporters and editors who repeat the tale without checking thefacts. (MORE)
In 1876, the Chicago White Stockings become one of eight charter members of the National League. The White Stockings go on to win the inaugural National League championship. Using nicknames such as the "White Stockings," "Colts," and Orphans," the team plays in five different locations in the 1800s… 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 (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.
Answer No, they're called people from Chicago, citizens of Chicago, ect. Answer Yes, Chicagoan is correct. Answer Yes, People from Chicago are called "Chicagoans". Normally, we justsay, "we're from Chicago". My family has been there forgenerations, I was raised city-proper. If you are from the 'burb…s'people will still say they are Chicagoans, ahem, Gurnee people.When I say I am from Chicago, I always say, "Chicago, City-proper'. (MORE)
There are many train stations in Chicago, but the most famous one is probably the Union Station, built in 1925. The Great Hall is available for banquets. According to their publicity: "The rich history and beauty of the Great Hall has made it a popular location for feature films including "The …Untouchables", "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "Flags of Our Fathers." Whether you are planning a dinner for 300 or a cocktail reception for 2,500 this timeless setting in one of Chicago's most prestigious landmarks and will be sure to make an unforgettable impression upon your guests." (MORE)
The Loop is the central downtown area of the city with the famous stores and theaters. It has been the heart of the city since the 19th Century. During the 1950's and 1960's before Malls, the big shopping trips were on the train to Union Station and then walking to Michigan Avenue. Marshall FIelds w…as one of the most important stops during the shopping trip. The Theaters and fine dining at places like Berghoff's were also reason to take the train or car into the city. (MORE)
Up until the 1970s, the city of Chicago had what was called "the stockyards". These were slaughter houses, located on the south side of town, where cattle were brought in by railroad, slaughtered, and send out by railroad to be sold as beef products. With this history, it's understandable why the ci…ty's basketball team would choose to name their team players after the male cattle, bulls. (MORE)
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)
The tall buildings (skyscrapers) in Chicago are downtown in an area called "the loop". This nickname comes from the elevated train system that "loops" the area (Van Buren St. on the south, Lake St. on the north, Wells St. on the west, and Wabash Ave. on the east).
In Chicago, the public transit trains are called "the el" whether the trains are elevated, underground, or on the ground.
"Chitown" is a nickname for Chicago as "Motown" is a nickname for Detroit, the motor city.
Why? Money shortage in 1920 because of a recession forced them to move from Decatur, IL: George Halas was hired in 1920 by A. E. Staley of the Staley Manufacturing Co. (whose primary product was cornstarch) to form both a football and a baseball team for the company. In order to find opponents, Hala…s pushed the football team into the new league that was being formed, the American Professional Football Association. A severe recession in early 1921 forced Staley to lay off the athletes he had hired; he suggested to Halas that the football team should move to Chicago, and said he would provide $5000 to assist in the move if the club would keep the name "Staleys" for one season. Thus, in 1921, Halas's men were called the Chicago Staleys when they became the first official league champion. http://home.comcast.net/~esterneman/sternaman/football.htm (MORE)
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) code for O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL is ORD because the airport was originally known as Or chard Place Airport/ D ouglas Field.
Chicago is called the 'windy city' because of the severe winds Chicago used to get. It wasn't because of the winds blowing of the lake. It was known as the Windy City because of the many politicians who talked and talked and talked and just blew hot air so much it became known as the Windy City.
Because of it EL system/ train system , it loops around the downtown area before it starts back on its way out of the loop to the southside.
Assuming you mean when flying direct, then it is actually mostly north and a little west.
There is one in one suburb, but none in the city. In the city there are, however, many authentic (and better) taverns/restaurants of the type that Old Chicago was modelled after.
The Bears were never the Cardinals they were the Decatur Staleys, later named Chicago Bears. The Chicago Cardinals were another Chicago owned team that moved around after the 50's and now reside in Arizona.
Chi-Town. The Windy City. The White City. Hog Butcher to the World. City of Big Shoulders.
Formerly known as Comiskey Park (1910 - 1990) and "New Comiskey Park" (1991 - 2003) U.S. Cellular bought the naming rights for nearly 70 million dollars; officially making Comiskey Park, U.S. Cellular Field. It is officially known as U.S. Cellular Field from 2003 til present. But many fans still …refer to it as Comiskey Park and/or "The Cell" for short. (MORE)
There are a couple of songs about it. The popular children's version... . Late one night, when we were all in bed, Old Mother Leary left a lantern in the shed; And when the cow kicked it over, she winked her eye and said, "There'll be a hot time in the old town, tonight." . ...is a parody of … "A Hot Time in the Old Town" , an American ragtime song composed in 1896 by Theodore August Metz. Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame also wrote a song called "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow", which is also know as "Fire". (MORE)
ORD. stands for orchard, since there used to be an orchard there.. hope this helps! ;)
Because the crib itself is a protective structure around the actual water intake and screening systems that rest inside of them. Without the crib, you would simply have a huge pipe sticking up out of the bed of the lake.
The Thompson sub-machine gun invented in 1919 was called the Chicago typewriter, not the Chicago piano. That name was given by the US Navy to the ship mounted 20 mm antiaircraft gun which was usually mounted in a Quad assembly for air defense. The weight of this weapon would have made it quite impra…ctical for use by Gangsters. (MORE)
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.
+44 20 followed by the 8-digit local number. The plus sign means "insert your international access prefix here." The prefix used in the US is 011.
In the early years of pro football in the US, teams sometimes used a name similar to that of the established Major League baseball team in that city. Chicago had the Cubs in baseball and "Bears" is like "Cubs" only a bear would be a tougher sounding name for a football team. The NY Giants derived th…eir name from the baseball Giants and both teams shared the old Polo Grounds as a home park. The current Washington Redskins began in Boston as the Braves and played at Braves field where the Baseball Boston Braves were located. When they moved to Fenway Park they wanted to keep the Indian identification, plus their head coach was a Native American, so instead of "Red Sox" they became "Redskins". The current Indianapolis Colts, in one of their several locations, were once called the New York Yanks and played at Yankee stadium. The Detroit Lions derived their name from the baseball "Tigers". Other, now defunct teams also followed this practice. (MORE)
00 = international access prefix from the UK +1 = telephone country code for the USA (and Canada, etc.) area code = 3 digits; Chicago is 312, 773, and 872, with other areacodes in the suburbs subscriber number = 7 digits
The man who gave the name Chicago to Chicago, goes by the name of Scootsman Pepperfield. He also invented shoelaces.
Chicago was called the "black city" in contrast to the nickname for the Worlds Columbian Exposition 1893 which was called the "white city". The fair was designed implementing urban design strategies that imitated the beaux art tradition and European cities. All of the buildings within the court of h…onor was white washed, giving a fresh clean grandeur to the fair. At this time, the city of Chicago was over crowded, poverty stricken, and polluted. Visitors to the fair contrasted the city of Chicago (The Black City) with the ideal city of the exposition (the White City) as a view of what city planning could bring to urban development. (MORE)
Strangely it motivated the city and set it on a new course of development, modernization and innovation.
when the team was first created they were called the Staleys, but the owner wanted to reflect the Chicago Cubs, so their name got changed to the Chicago Bears
It's because of the distinctive rat tat tat sound it makes when fired. Similar to the sound of a reporter using a typewriter. It has many nicknames including Chicago piano and Chicago violin.
Every airport in the world has an International code designation. ORD is the code for Chicago O'Hare Airport.
After George Halas moved the team to Chicago, he named them after baseball's Chicago Cubs. The Bears originally played in Wrigley Field, the Cubs' home park.
The Decatur Staleys became the Chicago Staleys in 1921 and were renamed the Chicago Bears when George Halas bought the right to the club in 1921.
They are different. The Village of Chicago Ridge is a southwest suburb of the City of Chicago. It is a completely separate municipality.
The Chicago White Sox is the teams official name. They, as you may already know are member of the MLB; Major League Baseball. They were originally known as the (Chicago) White Stockings from 1900-1903, this name would soon be shortened from "Stockings" to Sox, pronounced as socks, which obviously is… what they were going for in their choosing of their name. The name Chicago Sox would be more of a nick name as is the "Shy-sox," and the "South siders" or even the "Black Sox," (see Black Sox Scandal,) rather than the actual name. (MORE)
Perhaps because a four square mile park built on ashes and rubble in the center of the city seemed to be a poor Real Estate investment at the time. It is also an American tradition when given Lemons to make Lemonade. It was a chance to make a new start while correcting the errors of the past decad…es of urban planning. (MORE)
its because the train yards in Chicago had people called "bulls" that beat homeless people so they were intimidating.
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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!!!!
In Chicago, hotdogs are called "hot dogs." A hot dog by any other name would still taste as good!
Yes, there is indeed a magazine called Chicago Home and Garden. Its contents include showing off homes and gardens in Chicago, and showing how to maintain your very own.
"Ambush" was the much-ballyhooed live episode of NBC's "ER" that aired in the Eastern and Central time zones on Thursday, September 25, 1997. During the Season 4 opener, hospital personnel watched a telecast of the Chicago Cubs-Houston Astros game that was being played in real time at the Astrodome.… The Astros won the contest, 9-1. The episode also was noteworthy because it introduced British actress Alex Kingston in the role of Dr. Elizabeth Corday. Kingston was an "ER" regular for the next seven seasons.. (MORE)
The Chicago NFL team is actually called the Chicago Bears not the Bulls. However the Chicago NBA team is the Bulls.
No, it takes place in L.A if you look at Bella Thorne's twitter it says she lives in L.A they just pretend it's in Chicago. Which is what most shows do.
CBC Newsradio in Chicago has a great variety of call letters, including sports, health, audio and video. Other call letters include events, traffic, weather and much more.
Chicago Calling - 1951 was released on: USA: 1951 Denmark: 14 March 1955 France: 19 October 2013 (Grand Lyon Film Festival)