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Meat Packing Industry
John F Gregory
O James Hazlett
E M Clendening
September 22, 1950
Numerous photos and captions about the diversity of types of places and walks of life along the entire stretch of 12th Street in Kansas City, including Craig's Gay 90's Bar, Time to Read bookstore, the...
A New Image for the Old Cowtown
Description of rural to urban evolution.
A Pioneer Banker Reminisces.
In this article George S. Hovey, Chairman of the Board of Inter-State National Bank, recounts his experiences with the Bank and the Live Stock Exchange.
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"...
Address of Mr. Geo. R. Collett: Vice-Pres. and Gen'l Mgr. Kansas City Stock Yards Company
Speech by George Collett, vice-president of "the Kansas City Stock Yards Company," giving a history of the Stockyards, starting with events in 1857 leading to the Stockyards' opening in 1871, and including...
Aged to Perfection
Brief article about the history of Hereford House steakhouse which opened in October 1957 at 20th and Main streets. Its first location, selected by the original owners, Jack Webb and Joe Marlo, was adjacent...
At Los Angeles: National Association of Real Estate Exchanges Selects H. R. Ennis as National Secretary
Address delivered by H. R. Ennis, the new secretary of the Commercial Club, at a major real estate convention in Los Angeles, about Kansas City's assets and growth, including the Stockyards, the park and...
Banking Gossip: A Banking Change at the Stock Yards
Article about the bank at 16th and Genesee Streets.
By Any Name the King
Review of some of the finest steakhouses in the city, such as the Hereford House and Golden Ox, with a brief history of steak and the meat packing industry in Kansas City.
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.
Drumm Institute: A Helping Hand with a Closed Palm
Illustrations and article about the Andrew Drumm Institute, a school and work farm for orphaned boys (but not delinquents) "southeast of Independence, Missouri," "founded by the late Andrew Drumm, a livestock...
Food: We've Got the Beef!
Photo and article about Kansas City's historic tradition of high quality steak and beef since the opening of the Stockyards in the 1870s, with reviews of well-known and older steak restaurants.
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."
Going to Kansas City!
Article with numerous color photographs of workplaces and cultural sites in Kansas City, including the Stockyards, clothing models, auto assembly plants, telecommunications offices, the Nelson-Atkins Museum...
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.
Hereford House at 50
Short article about the history of the Hereford House steakhouse that Jack C. Webb and Joe Marlo opened in 1957 adjacent to the Kansas City stockyards.
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".
Horse and Mule Market
April 15, 1899
Illustrations and description of the market and photos of the managers, W. S. Tough & Son (John Tough).
Horses and Mules: Extent of the Trade at Kansas City--John S. Tough's Views on the Subject
Status of the horse and mule market and its buyers across the country including local dealers W. S. Tough and his son John Tough (the author) of the Kansas City Stockyards.
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