Chicago in 1850 was a muddy frontier town of barely 30,000 people. Within two decades, it was 10 times that size. Within another two decades, that number had tripled. By 1910, Chicago — hog butcher for the world, headquarters of Montgomery Ward, the nerve center of the nation’s rail network — had more than two million […]
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Meat cultured in a lab runs about as counter to Chicago's culture and history as you can get. But news of a test tube burger should be heartening to "the Hog Butcher of the World." [ more › ]
While the entire nation celebrates America's contributions to the world—democracy, free speech and independence—let's take a moment to celebrate something Chicago gave to America: fine cuts of meat. [ more › ]
1910. Wellington, New Zealand. "David Taylor's butcher shop, Wadestown, showing decorated carcasses and horse-drawn delivery cart. David Taylor in doorway." Glass plate negative by Frederick James Halse. View full size.
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