Calumet City is located in the northeastern part of the state of Illinois and a city in Cook County. The city is a southern suburb of Chicago and sits along the Illinois-Indiana state border and in the southeast part of Lake Calumet, along Little Calumet River. The area was first settled by Hans Johann Schrum, who is a German immigrant who was the first to produce the maple syrup and potatoes on the lands that he owns and also owns a pickle works in the 1860s. In the middle of the 1880s, most of the immigrants who moved to the town were from Germany and Poland. After this, it was then incorporated as a village and was then called West Hammond and was then renamed Calumet for the waterways - Calumet was the name of the peace pipe that was established by the Native Americans.
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