Introduction for the South Deering Steel Industries
General Mills and Other South Deering
Industries Located On the Calumet River
Industry is probably the main reason
South Deering was put on the maps. One main factor for the birth
of industry in South Deering is because of the Calumet River. This
gave the many different industries easy access to the water. Another reason
for the industries prosperity was due to the many immigrants who flocked
to the neighborhood in search of jobs and a better life . Industry
is what made South Deering . Areas of South Deering , such as Slag
Valley and Irondale , were named to honor the industries of South Deering
. Many people tend to overlook the fact that the community that they
live within was once very prosperous and very popular . The industries
contain untold stories and an unimaginable history .
Click on the links at the left to tour
Chicago's Deering Community.