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Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state ... Today, Illinois honors Lincoln with its official state slogan, Land of Lincoln, which has bee...

Illinois State Information - World Map

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How did Illinois get its name? The name of the state, Illinois, is the modern spelling of "Illiniwek", a name that was given to the people of this region by the early ...

How Illinois got its name | - RSS Feed

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Apr 11, 2013 ... The region now known as Illinois was previously occupied by Native Americans for thousands of years prior to European settlement –perhaps ...

How All 50 States Got Their Names | Mental Floss

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Oct 16, 2015 ... Let's look at each state and discuss the origin of its name. ... What they did find are two words in the Choctaw language (both tribes' languages ... The Illinois referred to the Ugakhpa people native to the region as the Akansa ... the “worthy poor” could get back on their feet and be productive citizens again.

Springfield | Illinois, United States | Britannica.com

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City, seat (1821) of Sangamon county and capital of Illinois, U.S. Lying along the ... Calhoun, it took its current name, derived from nearby Spring Creek, in 1832.

How did Illinois get its name - Answers.com

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Illinois got its name from a tribe called Illiniwek. The state of Illinois was named after the Illinois River. The river was named by French explorer Robert Cavelier ...

'Fighting Illini FAQ' | University of Illinois Archives

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When and how did the term "Illini" originate? When did the University change its name? When was the term "Illini" first applied to the University's athletics teams?

City History (the short version) | CITY OF SANDWICH, ILLINOIS

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It did, and the town was named "Almon" after its first settler. ... Wentworth used his influence to get the trains to stop in town, and also gave Sandwich its name ...

Crete, IL - Encyclopedia of Chicago

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Crete, IL. Will County, 30 miles S of the Loop. Located just south of Cook County, ... In 1843, Wood served as the first postmaster and selected the name Crete from the ... areas while at the same time seeking to preserve its historic central core.

Message Board - Tampico Area Historical Society, Tampico, Illinois

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Aug 5, 2004 ... I was looking for the meaning of the name Tampico. ... the founding meetings of our town, this is my speculation of how Tampico got it's name. .... Antropoligical, and culturaly speaking huastecs did not have any similarity to the ...

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The state name of Illinois is the modern spelling for the early French explorers' name for the Illinois people. The name "Illinois" has traditionally been said to mean "man" or "men" in the Miami-Illinois language.
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The State of Illinois - An Introduction to the Prairie State from ...

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An introduction to Illinois that includes information about how the state got its name, the state's nicknames, how the state citizens are addressed, and the state  ...

Illinois State Name Origin - Origin of "Illinois" - State Symbols USA

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Illinois is the French version of an Algonquin Indian word for "warriors" or "tribe of superior men."

Illinois - U.S. States - HISTORY.com

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Find out more about the history of Illinois, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, ... Get all the facts on HISTORY.com. ... How Illinois Got Its Shape.