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Bucktown

Why is Bucktown called Bucktown? Now a very upscale neighborhood with tons of restaurants, bars, shops, the 606 trail, and million dollar single family homes. It once wasn’t so high end. Over 100 years ago, it was basically a bunch of farms. The neighborhood mostly consisted of European settlers raising goats, cows, and even chickens …

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Lincoln Park

How did the neighborhood of Lincoln Park get its name? The obvious would be after the 1,200-acre park by the same name. However, before 1860 this open land was actually a massive cemetery. Due to sanitation concerns, the city removed most of the bodies to create a green space. This space was to be called …

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