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  • Stock yards and tower
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "All visitors to Chicago are sure to include a trip to the celebrated stock yards during their sojourn in the city. Thousands of head of cattle are slaughtered here daily. The cattle are housed in hundreds of pens covering three hundred and twenty acres. The problem of supplying this immense area with water was solved by the building of a great tower, from which it ...
  • Union Stock Yards
    Image | 1893 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "[Engraved for The Standard Guide Company.] Union Stock Yards, Looking toward the Exchange. [See ""Great Industries."]". From text: "Located on South Halsted st.
  • Stock yards and Packingtown
    Image | 1906 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Stock yards and Packingtown in distance[.] Beyond the pens at the stock yards, lies Packingtown, where the slaughtered meats are prepared for the markets of the world. It is here that several of the famous millionaires of Chicago made their great fortunes. One noted packing firm killed 712,000 cattle, 1,714,000 hogs, and nearly 500,000 sheep in a single year. The m...
  • Entrance to Stock Yards
    Image | 1891 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Entrance to Stock Yards." From text: "No reference to Chicago of a statistical nature, even of the most infinitesimal character, would be complete without passing reference at least to the Union Stock Yards and the part they play in the world's economy. ... The yards were considered quite isolated at the time, but the city has grown so rapidly they have been annexe...
  • Davis Square branch reading room
    Image | 1911 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The wide distribution of Chicago's population has made it necessary to provide small branch or deposit libraries in the residence districts, thus, in a measure, carrying the benefits of the Library to those who cannot conveniently come to it. These are established at convenient points throughout the city and were formerly housed in rented quarters, frequently in ...