First known as Kozie Prery (Goat Prairie) to its original Polish inhabitants, the shorter and much catchier moniker, Bucktown, soon prevailed as the neighborhood’s nickname. This was a no-brainer for Bucktown’s 19th century residents, who were largely goat herders. The term for a male goat is “buck” and the new “town” designation suited their rural yet developing lifestyle. While it has been a long time since Bucktown was home to any livestock, traces of the 1700s can be seen in the neighborhood’s architecture and the small town community feel that persists among the old churches, grassy parks and tree-lined side streets.
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