National Affairs: In Chicago

Chicago's "outer drive" (speedway over reclaimed lake-swamp land from North Side to South Side) will be named for Viking Leif (pronounced Life) Ericsson. Reason: he may have discovered America before Columbus; Columbus is now commonplace as thoroughfare designation; local Norwegians were active.

Said the Chicago Tribune: "Everybody speaks of it as the Outer drive. That is a good name because it is a natural one and a descriptive one. The best place names in cities are the natural ones. . . . We cite the Lake Shore drive, Broadway, the Boston Common. These names...

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