Half Day sounds like what a town would be called if the movie Office Space was re-imagined as a cartoon for third graders.
Alas, we don’t even have to be that creative because the name already exists.
The name, though. What about the name?
Not so fast.
In reality, a horse and carriage could make it to Chicago in a half day but some believe the area was actually named after Potawatomi Chief Halfda, the chief at the time the area was settled. A cartographer spelled it “Half Day”, and the misnomer stuck, giving rise to the reputed, but erroneous, derivation of the name.
“In reality..some think.” Somebodyisfromhere.com is always happy to add some clarity to the topics at hand.
Well, that doesn’t sound pleasant.
Admittedly, forced annexation sounds like the results of bad politics for Half Day. However, it does have one positive political claim to fame.