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Swift & Company

  Texas Historical Markers
500 block of E. Exchange St., Fort Worth, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 47' 20.234472", -97° 20' 39.817032"
    Texas State
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     A leading national meatpacking firm by the 1880s, Swift & Co. adopted a practice of opening branch plants nearer the source of supply. Attracted to Texas by the State's vast livestock herds, the Company chose this site for a new operation as a result of efforts by the Fort Worth Stock Yards Company. The plant opened in 1903 and soon had a dramatic impact on the economy of the City and the State. It also spawned several support businesses, including a railway company and publishing firm. The Swift plant remained in operation until 1971.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Swift & Company Historical Marker Location Map, Fort Worth, Texas