In Chicago, the Union Stockyard's giant livestock market opens
In Chicago the Union Stockyards opened it livestock market, housing thousands of animals for swift and efficient slaughter. The centerpiece of the massive Chicago meat-packing industry, the market in the city's famous "Square Mile" immediately became a popular tourist attraction and remained so for decades. (By John Osborne)
Dominic A. Pacyga, Slaughterhouse: Chicago's Union Stock Yard and the World It Made (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015), 5.