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O James Hazlett
B S Brown
C Edgar Blomquist
E M Clendening
A Short History History of the American Royal
Photo and brief history of the American Royal "livestock and horse shows" started annually in Kansas City in 1899 as the National Hereford Show and named after "the British Agricultural Royal in England"...
Cattle Marketing in the American Southwest: The Rise of the Kansas City Commission Merchant in the 19th Century
Historical overview of the rise of the Kansas City commission merchant in the 19th century.
Chaos and Conspiracy: The Kansas City Livestock Trade, 1886-1892
Early history of the Stockyards and the cattle men and conflicts in its regulation from 1886 to 1892.
Funds Impounded in Kansas City Stockyards Case Awarded to Commission Men--Appeal Planned
Announcement of a legal decision "by the Federal Court in Kansas City," awarding $500,000 to "the commission men of the Kansas City Stockyards."
Here's the Beef
Photos, map, and article about the faded image of Kansas City as "the quintessential cow town" but lingering power of the city's barbecue cooking and restaurants.
History of the Kansas City Stock Yards.
This article provides a brief history of the stock yards from the time of their founding. The editor cites the source as a manuscript compiled from "old timers".
Kansas City Stock Yards
Essay about the Stockyards with photos of horses and cattle with the caption, "some blooded Scotch highlanders."
Kansas City's Live Stock Industry
Description of the industry's prominence in Kansas City's economy. Discussion of operations and finances in the live stock industry.
Last Royal at the Stock Yards
Photo and article about the big Kansas City show moving to a new permanent location uptown, describing the Royal's hold on people with horse and cattle awards.
Packing Industry Chronology
April 1, 2001
Photo and chronology of the history of the local meat packing industry, starting with hog slaughtering by Michael Dively and James Mitchener in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1858 and growing with the 1866...
Public Affairs Luncheon: Address of Mr. Geo. R. Collett
Speech by Collett, the general manager of the Kansas City Stock Yards Company, covering the Stockyards' origins and history, as well as their present situation in economic competition with other Midwestern...
Report of the Kansas City Stock Yards for 1882
This report, made by E. E. Richardson, Secretary, shows the receipts at the yards for the year to have been as follows: Cattle, 439,671; Hogs, 963,036; Sheep, 80,724; Horses and Mules, 11,716. ..Grand...
Some New American Royal Plans
Information about the new building and transportation facilities at the Kansas City Stockyards.
The American Royal--More Than You Might Expect
Article describes the author's impressions of the American Royal in 2002.
The Dock Riders
Article about the fading tradition of genuine "cowboys" at the Stockyards, with history of the cattle trails and livestock industry into and out of Kansas City.
The Hog Market as it is Today.
The author provides an overview of the hog industry and the Kansas City market.
The Kansas City Live Stock Exchange and Yards--The Largest Stockyards Plant in the World outside Chicago
Photos of the Stockyards and West Bottoms, showing the cattle pens, Live Stock Exchange Building, rail yards, the Kansas River, smoke-producing factories, etc.
The Kansas City Meat Packing Industry before 1900
Illustrations and article about the history of the meat packing industry in Kansas City from its beginnings following the Civil War to 1900, with descriptions of the Plankinton and Armour Packing Company...
The Royal Stays and Doubles in Size
Editorial comment about a financial arrangement with the Kansas City Stockyards.
These Missourians [and] Missouri Mirrors of 1946
Color photos and article about the state of Missouri, with much description of Kansas City, including its history and (largely agricultural) economy, James Kemper, J. C. Nichols, William Rockhill Nelson,...
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