CHICAGO: A City by Any Other Name

A City by Any Other Name

By Leo E. Martin



"Hog butcher for the world,

Tool maker, stacker of wheat,

Player with railroads and the nation's freight handler;

Stormy, husky, brawling,

City of the big shoulders."

-Carl Sandburg, Chicago, 1916



Whether referred to as the "city of the big shoulders," the Windy City, or Chi-town, Chicagoland is a city of a thousand nicknames. Perhaps the most controversial of these numerous cognomens is "the second city," a disparaging label given to the city by A. J. Liebling in an article he penned for the New Yorker in 1952. Read on...
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