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Meat Packing Industry
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
John F Gregory
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
March 2, 1905
Portrait and biographical sketch of Elliott Eaton Richardson, or Elliott Richardson, "treasurer and secretary of the Kansas City Stock Yards Company." Born in Buffalo in 1847 and coming to Kansas City...
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...
Filthy & Rich: Kansas City in the 19th Century
Sixth in a monthly series of special sections of the Star on Kansas City in the 19th century. Focus on the growth and dominance of the meat packing industry with the Stockyards, starting in about 1870....
Firms Round Up a Bottoms Plan
January 22-28, 2010
Several owners of businesses in the West Bottoms have joined Bill Haw, owner of the Livestock Exchange Building, in supporting a plan to develop the Stockyards Place project. The project will build the...
First K. C. Packing House Built in '59: J. L. Mitchener Owned Plant near Grand Avenue
March 9, 1931
Article tracing the history of the packing industry in the city mainly from 1859, when J. L. Mitchener, the first, opened, to 1871, when the Stockyards opened and four large packing houses had been firmly...
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."
Photo and bio of George Collett, president of the Kansas City Stock Yards Company since 1918 and involved in the Stockyards since his arrival in Kansas City in 1913. He was born in Michigan in 1872 and...
April 13, 1905
Photo and bio of George Collett, "president of the Kansas City Stock Yards," born in 1872 in Michigan, starting in the railroad and telegraph businesses before engaging in the management of 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...
Greater Kansas City Official Year Book, 1904-05
History of the Stockyards starting in 1871 with photos.
Growth and Development of the Kansas City Stock Yards : A History, 1871-1947
An 83-page thesis presented to the faculty of the University of Kansas City, Department of History and Political Science for a Master of Arts degree. It contains six chapters with a conclusion and a bibliography....
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.
Hannibal Bridge Profile
Postcard depicting Haymaking along the country roads
Henry Burke, U.S. Agriculture Department
Postcard of Henry Burke of the U.S. Agriculture Department
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.
Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest
Illustration of "Plankinton & Armours [sic] Packing Establishment, Kansas City, Mo." Also portrait of the author, Joseph McCoy, "the pioneer western cattle shipper," inside the book's front cover.
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".
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