In the Brighton Park neighborhood where I grew up(also lived on Medill by Blackhawk Park for a few year, but I was way too young to know what was going on) there were no Gaylord sets that I knew of, but there were White gangs such as
the Almighty Young Savages, Borroughs Boys, Jokers, and a few
small neighborhood M/C gangs that were also fighting the battle to preserve the ideals & integrity of an honest area populated
by working class Irish,Polish & Lithuanian families that were being besieged by a tremendous influx of Hispanics that were
taking over the culture & ethics of a once proud family community. They also were overwhelmed by united sets of Southside gangs, such as Latin Kings, Latin Counts, Saints, etc. As with the Northside neighborhoods that the Gaylords tried to hold down, it just got to be too much to handle. My family left Chi in the early 70's, & on the occasions when I visit the old neighborhood, it's like visiting an alien planet. Much love & respect to the
Gaylords & all who have fought the good fight. I am very
interested in purchasing your published history of "The Almighty
Gaylords", & will watch your site for it's availablity. Again, great job & though I have never been a member I salute the Almighy Gaylords!