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 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.
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 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 b…efore Malls, the big shopping trips were on the train to Union Station and then walking to Michigan Avenue. Marshall FIelds was 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.
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
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.
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 honor 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.
soldier field is the football team that the Chicago bears call home
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
No. Chicago is a city; it does not contain cities.
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.
Chi city. Nick name for Chicago. Also Chi town.
its because the train yards in Chicago had people called "bulls" that beat homeless people so they were intimidating.
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.