Monday, 1 December 2008
This morning I was awake in bed at 3.15 and I was thinking about Barack Obama, about whom I am still Leeds United.
Anyhow, he is making Chicago a bit of a place of note prior to inauguration, and I was wondering (as you do) why Chicago is called Chicago so I got out of bed to find out. Apparently when the place was founded in 1833 it smelled of onions! The name Chicago is the French rendering of the Miami-Illinois name shikaakwa, meaning wild leek. So there you go. Bristol of course was up and going in 1033 but I don't imagine BS5 was around then.
This pic' is a pic I found of Chicago in the 1930s and I thought it was cool.