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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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What was Chicago called before it was named Chicago?

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 (MORE)

Why is Chicago called the Windy City?

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 (MORE)

Why are the Chicago Cubs called the Cubs?

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 (MORE)

Where is Chicago?

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.

Are people from Chicago called Chicagoans?

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 (MORE)

What is the train station called in Chicago IL?

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 (MORE)

What is the heart of the city of Chicago called?

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 (MORE)

Why are the Chicago Bulls called the bulls?

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 (MORE)

What to do in Chicago?

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 (MORE)

What is the area were the tall buildings in Chicago is called?

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).

What are Chicago trains called?

In Chicago, the public transit trains are called "the el" whether the trains are elevated, underground, or on the ground.

Why did the Chicago Bears move to Chicago?

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 (MORE)

Why is the Chicago airport called ORD?

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.

Is Chicago called the windy city?

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.

Is there a Old Chicago in Chicago?

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.

What is Chicago White Sox stadium called?

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 (MORE)

What is the song about the Chicago fire called?

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 (MORE)

Why are Chicago water intakes called cribs?

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.

What was called a Chicago Piano by gangsters in the 1930's?

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 (MORE)

What can you do in Chicago?

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.

How do you call London from Chicago?

+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.

Why is chicagos football team called the bears?

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 (MORE)

How do you dial a call to Chicago from the UK?

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

Who named Chicago Chicago?

The man who gave the name Chicago to Chicago, goes by the name of Scootsman Pepperfield. He also invented shoelaces.

Why was Chicago called the black city?

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 (MORE)

Why are the Chicago sox called White Sox?

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 (MORE)

Why did Chicago rebuild after the Chicago fire?

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 (MORE)

What to do Chicago?

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!!!!

Who were the Chicago Cubs playing in the episode of ER called Ambush?

"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. (MORE)

Is shake it up Chicago in Chicago?

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.