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Fort Worth Livestock Exchange

  Texas Historical Markers
201 E. Exchange St., Fort Worth, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 47' 20.141772", -97° 20' 47.54508"
    Texas State
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     Headquarters, one of greatest cattle markets in the world. In late 1860s Fort Worth was stop on cattle trails. Market for West Texas organized 1870s. First trader, T. B. Saunders, Sr., soon was joined by others. First small packing houses were followed (early 1900s) by multi-million dollar plants. By 1910 trading almost doubled. This structure was erected in 1902-03 to house the Stockyards Company, Livestock Commission, and buyers officers, surrounded by lawns (now parking lots). In 1944, was purchased by United Stockyards Corporation.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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