• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill; Hartzold, Susan; Matejka, Michael, 1953-
  • Created Date
  • 5-2-02
  • Description
  • 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 S... more
    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. less
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