Bloomington Pork Packing Company
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In 1872, William Van Schoick combined his company with three partners to form the Bloomington Pork Packing Company. The company butchered 15,000 hogs annually, but ultimately failed, due to competition from national producers in the 1890s. Hogs were the most popular and profitable livestock raised by McLean County farmers, although it was more prestigious to raise cattle. How we learn about communities 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 15 Economics; 18 Social Systems
|McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill, Hartzold, Susan, Matejka, Michael, 1953-|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|McLean County, Illinois|
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