Researching my ancestors I find so many interesting stories...and come up with so many questions. I want to share my discoveries and make connections with other ancestry hunters, graveyard walkers, and serendipity attractors! Enjoy.
22 April 2010
Oh dear! Early meat slaughtering plants in Iowa
I will confess I'm one of these meat eaters who prefers not to think of my meal as having lived before. One of the Palimpsests in my collection is dedicated to the history of the John Morrell Meat Packing plants in Iowa. The history is dated 1966, but features some pretty interesting pictures like this, the first "killing gang" from the Ottumwa, Iowa plant:
They all seem like nice fellows though !
Then this picture of the packing room crew from Ottumwa in 1898:
I do hope it was "take your child to work day" that day. (see the little guy in front?)