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In Chicago, the Union Stockyard's giant livestock market opens

Chicago, Illinois, 1856, engraving, detail
12/25/1865
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)
Source Citation: 
Dominic A. Pacyga, Slaughterhouse: Chicago's Union Stock Yard and the World It Made (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015), 5.

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