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Half Century on Kansas City Yards--From River Bottom Swamps to World's Second Market
History of the Stockyards from 1882, highlighting 12 business men active in the Stockyards since that time.
Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05
History of the Stockyards starting in 1871 with photos.
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...
Some New American Royal Plans
Information about the new building and transportation facilities at the Kansas City Stockyards.
Obituary for Ephraim Aikins
November 6, 1956
Obituary for Ephraim Aikins, dying on November 5, 1956, the founder of the Traders Exchange and the Livestock Exchange at the Kansas City Stockyards.
Big Fire Loss in 1914
March 9, 1931
On the night of Friday, November 6, 1914, a portion of the native division of the stock yards was destroyed by fire. About 16 acres of pens and five scale houses were burned with an estimated damage of...
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.
Photo and bio of Eugene Rust, general manager of the Kansas City Stock Yards Company and vice-president of the American Royal Live Stock Show. Born in Maine in 1857 and coming to Kansas City around the...
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"...
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...
Photo of a "Bird's-eye at Stock Yards."
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.
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.
Twentieth Century Edition of the Kansas City Times Supplement: Illustrative-Descriptive of Imperial Missouri and the Greater Kansas City
Pictures of 11 leading live stock dealers with brief biographies and history of the Stockyards.
Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City
Source containing photos and text about the Stockyards.
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...
When Tongues of Flame Swept K.C. Stock Yards
Story of the disastrous fire of 1879, killing 15,000 "head of cattle and hogs," and leaving "25 acres of yards left in ruins with loss of $2,000,000."
The Hog Market as it is Today.
The author provides an overview of the hog industry and the Kansas City market.
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".
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...
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