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 CPL Chicago Weather
The origin of the "Windy City" nickname is a bit obscure.
Chicago is nicknamed the "Windy City" but not because of its wind speeds.
Because of their loud boasts of the virtues of the city, Chicago was dubbed the "Windy City" after its "windy" citizenry in the 1850s, according to stories.
www.chipublib.org /004chicago/chiweather.html   (1086 words)

  
 USATODAY.com
In 1884, however, Chicago held political conventions, and Puck declared that Chicago's nickname is "the Garden City, but nobody knows why." In that year, the Chicago Tribune editor promoted Chicago's cool breeze off the lake as an ideal reason to make Chicago a summer resort.
A: Despite it's "windy city" nickname, Chicago isn't particularly windy.
It's a little difficult to state the first citation of "Windy City," but one thing is clear – the New York Sun Charles A. Dana 1893 World's Fair origin/popularization is a myth.
www.usatoday.com /weather/resources/askjack/archive-windy-city.htm   (1211 words)

  
 CPL - Chicago Nicknames
The origin of the "Windy City" nickname is a bit more obscure.
As of yet, nobody has located the original editorial, and there is some doubt if Dana actually used the phrase "Windy City," but there is evidence that the world fair quest heightened awareness of the nickname.
Because of their loud boasts of the virtues of the city, Chicago was dubbed the "Windy City" after its "windy" citizenry in the 1850s, according to stories.
www.chipublib.org /004chicago/chinicknames.html   (1211 words)

  
 Poynter Online - From Doc's Wind Bag
Why is Chicago called the “Windy City?” This is a serious question and I would appreciate an answer.
It seems New York and Chicago were competing for the 1892 world’s fair commemorating the anniversary of Columbus’s arrival in America.
Ink, who wrote his graduate dissertation on medieval scatology, wonders if there may not be another, more fundamental, origin to this gaseous nickname.
www.poynter.org /column.asp?id=1&aid=9098   (1211 words)

  
 Chicago Terminology @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)
The origin of Chicago's nickname as "The Windy City" is debated and has many possible politically-motivated origins (see List of nicknames for Chicago).
The most common explanation is that the phrase was created by New York newspapers in the 1880s, during a national debate over which city would host the 1893 World's Fair.
Winter is the driest season, with most of the precipitation falling as snow.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Chicago   (5796 words)

  
 Windy City Times
Dennis Sneyers, Co-Chair of Chicago Games, Inc. said, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host the 2006 Gay Games.
Mindful of previous Gay Games that have struggled financially, this plan proposes significant changes in the way the Gay Games VII are produced and funded.
The Gay Games was created in 1982 by Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic athlete who envisioned an international gay and lesbian event based upon the principles of inclusion, participation, and personal best.
www.windycitymediagroup.com /gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=4249   (1853 words)

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