In creating a podcast
on Chicago history, co-host Christopher Lynch and I have discovered quite a few place and street names with origins reaching deep into the city’s past, often going back to Native American people and languages. These fascinating tidbits were sprinkled into the podcast to spice up our storytelling.
This adventure began by learning about the word Chicago, or as the French recorded the Algonquin pronunciation “Chicagoua” which means “skunk,” and was also used to identify the wild onion growing in the area known as ramps
, and detailed in the first episode of the podcast. Read More