America's Historic Stockyards: Livestock Hotels
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press | 2005 | ISBN: 0875653049 | 226 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Livestock markets for the sale and distribution of meat developed as early as the days of colonial America. In the mid-nineteenth century, as westward expansion increased and railroads developed, stockyard companies formed in order to meet the demand of a growing nation. Contrary to markets, these companies were centrally organized and managed by a select few principal partners. America’s Historic Stockyards: Livestock Hotels is an examination of such stockyards, from their early beginnings to their eventual decline.