Monday, March 26, 2012

Fact of the Day: The Manly State


The State of Illinois is named after the Native America tribe of the same name that was local to the region. In the now-extinct Miami-Illinois language, it's name is believed to mean "man" or "men".

3 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Ha! I'm surprised some type of rights movement hasn't tried to get the named changed by now.

annoymouse said...

Beware! the feminists are coming!

Bart said...

is that right? awesome