Chicagos history

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Chicagos history

The name Chicago comes from a Miami, indian word for the wild leeks that grew on the bank of the short Chicago River. Over the centuries the Miami, Suak, and Potawatiomi tribes all lived in the area. The 1673 Marquette and Joliet expedition crossed the great portage between the Chicago River and the Illinois, 10 miles flat, often waterlogged ground seperating the 2 water transit systems of North America, the Great Lakes, and the Mississippi Valley.

Prehistory and Early years

Chicagos History

The Great Fire and Rebuilding

In 1871, a fire destroyed one-third of Chicago and left more than 100,000 homeless. In the late 1800's Chicago grew as a national retail center. In 1885 Chicago gave the world its 1st skyscraper, the 10 story home insurence building. The Great Fire initail spark remains unknown,but it was fuled by drought, high winds, and wooden buildings.Much of the debris was dumped into Lake Michigan as a landfill,forming the underpinnings for what is now Grant Park, Millen Park, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Chicagos Firsts

Throughout the citys history, Chicagoans have demonstrated their ingeuity in matter large and small by the nations first skyscraper and the car radio ( motorolla). Also by the refridgerated car (swift) and the TV remote control (Zenith). Also by mail-order retailing (sears ans Montgomery Ward) and it was also the birthplace of the 1,450-foot Sears Tower, completed in 1974, is the tallest building in North America and the 3rd tallest building in the world.


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