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"It was all so very businesslike that one watched it fascinated. It was pork-making by machinery, pork-making by applied mathematics."*...

In the mid-to-late 1800s, the meat industry — from the cowboys and cattle drives to the Chicago slaughterhouses to the refrigerated railcars delivering steaks to New York’s finest restaurants — was the largest industry in America.

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Meat Packing

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