Union Stock Yards
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Caption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Union Stock Yards, Looking toward the Exchange. [See ""Great Industries."]". From text: "Located on South Halsted st.; in the former town of Lake, now within the corporate limits, about five and one-half miles southwest of the City Hall. ... The Union Stock Yards were organized and opened in 1865. The Stock Yards Company at the present time own 400 acres of land--320 acres in one block and eighty acres in outlying lots. The larger tract is devoted to the stock yards; some 200 acres being devoted to yards, etc., while the balance is occupied by railroad tracks and car sidings. Before you, as you enter the main arch-way, is a town with twenty miles of streets, twenty miles of water-troughs, fifty miles of feeding troughs and about seventy-five miles of water and drainage pipes... Just inside the entrance to the Union Stock Yards is the Exchange building, where the visitor will find the offices and counting rooms of the men who practically transact the live stock business of Chicago. These are modestly styled commission men, but they are in reality merchants, and many of them are engaged very extensively in the cattle traffic, independently of their commission business.
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|New City (Chicago, Ill.)|
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