The gang started breaking up in the early 60's turf was 50th St to 54th St Damen to Western.
51st St Romans gang started out about 1955 at 50th and Hoyne with 15 members Had a club house in a garage on 50th st just west of Hoyne for a while then moved o N to 51st & Damen hangout was Minosos & J.
B Bowling Alley until the late 50's then Joined up with a gang from 51st & Ashland were the membership grew to about 35 and the new hangout was Universal Candies at 51st & Ashland.
The Emerald Knights were the younger gang under the Latin Souls who evolved from the Village Sharks. On 10-6-1970, The Emerald Knights fought the Devil's Disciples in a gang fight at 56th Street and Sangamon Avenue where three people were wounded and one died. Cherry Busters was a white gang that hung around Hedges school 47th s Winchester, and on 47th - 48th street on Walcott.
They wore white jackets with two cherries on the back.
The Wood Street Walkers' turf was Wood Street between 48th and 49th.
They got along good with the Cherry Busters and the Muscaddulers.
The Wood Street Walkers still have a gatherings like a Social Club where they have family get togethers and picnics.
They were a gang around the Settlement from the 1950s through the late 70s.
They wore black & baby blue sweaters the neighborhood was called "Sleepy Hollow" and a lot different gangs would go there to hang out with the Capris and Party which led to alot of fights.
White Nation or White Berets were white greasers from all over the Southside who wore white berets and fought with blacks and Latinos.
Our lunch club has purple shirts and gold lettering across the shirt pocket, after our school colors Purple and Gold of St. The Aristocrats were fighting with The Latin Lords & Young Savages from 38th s Kedzie that neighborhood was known as "Little Mexico".