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.
The Chicago Staleys and before that the Decatur Staleys.
The Chicago Bears Mascot is a bear named Staley. the name comes from the original team named the Decatur Staleys. Staley da Bear is the mascot for the team called the Chicago Bears. Before Staley da Bear there were other official mascots. The mascot is well known.
The Decatur Staleys
Bulls from Chicago
National League - Chicago team names: Chicago White Stockings (1876 - 1889) Chicago Colts (1890 - 1897) Chicago Orphans (1898 - 1902) Chicago Cubs (From 1903)
no it wasnt
It was called the "magic flip"