Cudahy Packing Plant

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The Cudahy Packing Plant was a division of the Cudahy Packing Company located at South 36th and O Streets in South Omaha, Nebraska. The plant was opened in 1885 and closed in 1967.[1][2] The plant included more than 20 buildings that were one to six stories tall, covering five square blocks.[3] It was located on the South Omaha Terminal Railway, and next to the Omaha Stockyards, making Cudahy one of the "Big Four" packing companies in Omaha.[4][5]

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Sir Thomas Lipton of London started a plant in South Omaha, and sold it to the Armour-Cudahy Company in 1887. In 1890, Philip Armour withdrew his interest, and the plant became known for as the Cudahy Brothers' solely. There were a number of large riots and civil unrest that originated or included events at the Cudahy Packing Plant.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (November 27, 1897) "Armour's Omaha Plant: Great Dissatisfaction on Account of the Bonus Paid to Secure It," New York Times. Retrieved 8/27/10.
  2. ^ Larsen, L.H. and Cottrell, B.J. (1997) The Gate City: A history of Omaha. University of Nebraska Press. p 250.
  3. ^ Federal Writers Project. (1939) Nebraska: A guide to the Cornhusker state. Nebraska State Historical Society. p 250.
  4. ^ "Farming in the 1950s and 60s", Wessels Living History Farm. Retrieved 8/28/10.
  5. ^ Federal Writers Project. (1939) Nebraska: A guide to the Cornhusker state. Nebraska State Historical Society. p 250.
  6. ^ Nebraska Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics. (1894) Biennial report of the Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics of Nebraska. p 463.

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