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Alison Anastasio

Steelworkers Park

Learn about the steel industry on the Southeast Side of Chicago and its effects on humans and the environment through history and personal stories from local residents as you tour Chicago Park District's Steelworkers Park, located on the former US Steel Southworks site at 3100 E 87th St, Chicago, IL 60617.

  • 1.

    Introduction and Current Restoration Efforts

    Introduction and Current Restoration Efforts

    Welcome to Steelworkers Park, formerly known as US Steel's South Works steel mill!

  • 2.

    Historic and Modern Environments

    Historic and Modern Environments

    The Calumet environment has a storied past, from ancient shifting shorelines to the wildlife here today.

  • 3.

    History and process of steelmaking

    History and process of steelmaking

    How is steel made? Why was it made here? And why isn't it here anymore?

  • 4.

    Building Community

    Building Community

    The promise of opportunity brought immigrants from across the world to Southeast Chicago.

  • 5.

    Religion and Women

    Religion and Women

    Religion and women were crucial in building the community of Southeast Chicago and its daily life.

  • 6.

    Labor history

    Labor history

    The people who worked in the mills and their bloody struggle for labor rights

  • 7.

    Arts and Recreation

    Arts and Recreation

    Arts and recreation played, and still play, a large role in shaping the Southeast Chicago community.

  • 8.

    Industry's Effect on Environment and Humans

    Industry's Effect on Environment and Humans

    Industry had a profound effect on the environment and people's health and lifestyle on the Southeast Side

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