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What is the history of Washington Heights in Chicago?

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2005-10-15 08:35:44
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check these sites out: http://www.newlenox.us/project/wikipedia/index.php/Washington_Heights,_Chicago http://www.ridgehistoricalsociety.org/commun_hist02.html According to the 1990 statistics, Washington Heights has a population of 32,114 people. Approximately 98.7% are African-American. It has a high unemployment rate of 13% with 11% of the African-American community living below the poverty level. 54 - Washington Heights - "A village of Cook County, on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railways, 12 miles southwest of Chicago; has a graded school, female seminary, military school, a car factory, several churches and a newspaper. Annexed to City of Chicago, 1890" Source" "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois", 1901

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