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South Omaha Union Stock Yards, 2900 "O" Plaza, Omaha, Douglas County, NE



B&W Photos

HB775248
BWPhotos 198369

HB775249
BWPhotos 198370

HB775250
BWPhotos 198371

HB775251
BWPhotos 198372

HB775252
BWPhotos 198373

HB775253
BWPhotos 198374

HB775254
BWPhotos 198375


Drawings


Item Title


Location
2900 "O" Plaza, Omaha, NE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NE-10
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N774).
Building/structure dates: 1884 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1938 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1999 subsequent work
Significance: As the American frontier moved west during the 19th century, the livestock industry was on the leading edge. Cowboys and cattle drives earned a prominent place in western folklore. It was, however, the pioneer farmers settling in the "corn belt" between the 36th and 43rd parallel who provided the consistent supply of high-quality livestock that supported the growth of a large-scale meat industry. Following the pattern of many industries influenced by the industrial revolution, meat production was transformed by well-capitalized international corporations...

Subjects
Cattle Industry
Cowboys
Stockyards


Related Names
City Of Omaha
Paxton, William
Union Pacific Railroad
Swan, Alexander Hamilton
Union Stockyards Company Of Omaha
Jensen, Robert, Field Team
Mathiason, Jerry, Photographer
Roise, Charlene, Historian
Christman, Abbey, Historian
Gardner, Denis, Historian
MacDonald, Stuart, Delineator
Grover, Todd, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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