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The neighborhood's name comes from the Brighton livestock market, which is located in England.
Brighton Park was home to two big businesses, a race track and a stockyard, in the mid-1800s. Unfortunately, both had closed by 1870.
During the Civil War, and for twenty years afterwards, numerous explosives' facilities were located in the area.
With a large-scale influx in the 1910s, Poles became one of the neighborhood's dominant ethnic groups.
Today, a vast majority of the neighborhood's residents claim Mexican heritage
Note: Neighborhood names and boundaries may differ, depending on the information source.
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