10 things you might not know about the South Side
Jul 18, 2010 1:00:00 AM - chicagotribune.com
1. Why is the South Side neighborhood southeast of Pershing Road and Halsted Street called Canaryville? According to the "Encyclopedia of Chicago," the name may refer to "sparrows who populated the area at the end of the 19th century, feeding off stockyard refuse and grain from railroad cars." But the name may also relate to the neighborhood's tough youths, known as "wild canaries."
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