14 Dec MED_001

The Back of the Yards neighborhood, seen through a window of dandelions, in the sprintime. Br. Jim visits with friends on the front porch. The neighborhood, extending from 55th street to 39th, houses about 50,000 people. Over half of the residents don’t have a high school education. It abuts the old Union Stock Yard (where it gets its name), which was the biggest livestock and meatpacking hub in the United States until the 1950s