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Elevation is 584 feet.
The community forms the southeastern corner of the city of Chicago, 16 miles from the Loop.
The community was founded by Adolph Hegewisch, president of the U.S. Rolling Stock Co. The local economy rose and fell with the fortunes of the steel industry.
In 1889, along with the rest of Hyde Park Township, of which the neighborhood belonged, Hegewisch was annexed by Chicago.
Hegewisch received national attention for In 1937, in what has come to be known as the "Memorial Day Massacre," 10 people were killed and hundreds were injured during a demonstration against numerous small steel companies that did not sign union contracts.
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