|Bird's-Eye View of Stock Yard, 1860s
This 1860s bird's-eye view of Union Stock Yard suggests the impact of industries on the residential geography of the city. Built on the unsettled prairie, the stockyards attracted hundreds of thousands of workers, whose homes transformed the empty land into residential neighborhoods that, in 1889, were annexed to the City of Chicago.
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