The City of Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the United States. Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable arrived in the area in 1780 and has been credited to be the founder in 1833. Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, an African descendant born in Saint Marc, Haiti.

The name Chicago comes from the Algonquian Indian word Chigagou, meaning Onion field, in the early years Chicago was home to the Miami, Algonquian, Sauk, Fox, Ho Chunk, and Potawatomi tribes.

In 1871, a fire destroyed one-third of the city, leaving over 100,000 people homeless. Legends state the initial spark occurred at the farm of Mrs. O’Leary while milking a cow.

The cow accidentally kicked a lantern, thus starting the great fire of Chicago. It was fueled by drought, high winds, and the fact that most homes were constructed from wood. The city rebuilt with astonishing speed.

In 1893, Chicago hosted the World’s Expo Fair, which drew over 20 million visitors. The 1930s, gangsters like Al Capone and John Dillinger were in control of the city’s history.

With six major championship teams, Chicago is one of ten U.S. cities to have teams in five major professional sports.

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