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What does the word 'Chicago' mean? I am a tour guide in the Loop, specifically on the Chicago RIver tour boats, and my research suggests, STRONGLY, that it's a Pottawattomie (sp?) term meaning 'Sh*t Creek.' Anyone?.

Asked by J.J. Tindall

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