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Meat Packing Industry Beach Towel featuring the photograph Chicago, Union Stock Yard, 1909 by Science Source

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Chicago, Union Stock Yard, 1909 Beach Towel

Science Source

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$40.00

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Our luxuriously soft beach towels are made from brushed microfiber with a 100% cotton back for extra absorption.   The top of the towel has the image printed on it, and the back is white cotton.   Our beach towels are available in two different sizes: beach towel (32" x 64") and beach sheet (37" x 74").

Don't let the fancy name confuse you... a beach sheet is just a large beach towel.

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Entitled In the heart of the Great Union Stock Yards. The Union Stock Yard & Transit Company was the meatpacking district in Chicago. The district... more

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Machine wash cold and tumble dry with low heat.

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1 - 2 business days

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Entitled "In the heart of the Great Union Stock Yards." The Union Stock Yard & Transit Company was the meatpacking district in Chicago. The district was operated by a group of railroad companies that acquired swampland and turned it into a centralized processing area. Construction began in June 1865 with an opening on Christmas Day in 1865. By the 1890s, the railroad money behind the Union Stockyards was Vanderbilt money. The Union Stockyards became known as "hog butcher for the world" and the center of the American meatpacking industry for decades. The stockyards have become an integral part of the popular culture of Chicago's history. From the Civil War until the 1920s and peaking in 1924, more meat was processed in Chicago than in any other place in the world. The Yards closed at midnight on Friday, July 30, 1971, after several decades of decline during the decentralization of the meatpacking industry. The Union Stock Yard Gate was designated a Chicago Landmark in 1972, and a Nation...

 

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