Originally Posted by Steely Dan
that segment does have a real name. It's called "The Tri-State Tollway".
By that logic "I-94" is a real name too. Sorry, but the Tri-State is not a single freeway, it is a complex of freeways and does not, by any measure, refer exclusively to I-94 or even the section of I-94 that I am clearly talking about. It is pretty obviously not a "real name" in the context I was obviously using the phrase in. The Tri-State =/= Dan Ryan, Eisenhower, Jane Addams, Kennedy, Stevenson, Etc. This is so obviously not a member of the same group as those other names that it could be on Sesame Street's like "One of these things is not like the others" song/segment.
You are basically saying "The word baked goods is just like the words bagel and donut because they all have flower and water" despite the fact that bagel and donut refer to specific things while baked goods refers to a group of things.
You are just being overly argumentative for no reason. And PS, Fort Dearborn wasn't built here because "Chicago was dominant", it was built here because Chicago was of Military significance. The first fort built west of the Mississippi was Arkansas Post in the bustling metropolis known as bumblefuck Arkansas. The construction of a fort doesn't mean shit about the economic importance of a location. Fort Dearborn was built because the Chicago River did go somewhere while the Milwaukee River goes absolutely nowhere is and is completely unnavigable because it drops rapidly in elevation which led to the construction of many dams and associated industrial uses. Why would they build a fort in Milwaukee when it wasn't a choke point for navigation or travel?