Few People Know That Chicago, Illinois Was Once Called ‘Skunk Town’
Few people know that Chicago, Illinois was once called “skunk town,” but those who are from here probably know why. During a certain time of year, this place is riddled with the critters, so it should come as no surprise that they were once so prevalent that Native Americans named the area after them. Scroll on for more details.
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An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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