Official opening of the Union Stock Yards
Submitted by ccottier on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:54
"The Union Stockyards, December 25, 1865." Chicago History. Vol. VII, No. 10 (Winter 1965-1966): 289.
Call No. Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (2nd floor open shelf).
The Union Stock Yards were officially opened Christmas Day, 1864 (although the first shipment of animals did not arrive until December 27, two days later).