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This afternoon I found myself crossing the South Fork of the South Branch of the Chicago River, aka, “Bubbly Creek,” at 31st Street. This poor waterway served for many years as the dumping ground for the Union Stockyards just to the south. 31 more words


March 18, 1915: Chlorination at Bubbly Creek Filtration Plant

March 18, 1915: Engineering News article. Liquid Chlorine at the Bubbly Creek Water-Filtration Plant. By C. A. Jennings. “The Bubbly Creek filter plant at the Chicago. 323 more words


September 3, 1908: Bubbly Creek Chlorine Test; 1892: Start of Chicago Sanitary Ship Canal

September 3, 1908:  First day of chloride of lime (chlorine) testing at the Union Stockyards Filtration Plant.  The water source was the foul, polluted Bubbly Creek, a tributary to the Chicago River.  1,505 more words