St. Joseph Stockyards Company Records (KC0192)
Incorporated in 1896, the St. Joseph Stockyards Company engaged in a variety of activities beyond the general business of stockyards (feeding, caring for, selling, and purchasing of livestock) including the slaughtering, dressing, packing of livestock and the shipping of meat products by refrigerated cars. The Company was also permitted to participate in businesses and services only loosely connected to the livestock trade. By the early 1900's, the Company had established hotels, bars, banks, warehouses, shops, hay and grain concessions, water works, sewers, power plants, and terminal railroads as wholly owned subsidiaries. In May of 1963, the Company merged into the United Stockyards Corporation of Delaware.
The records consist of the official minutes of the Stockyards Company and include attachments and associated items such as the Articles of Incorporation of the organization, proxy statements, contracts, orders to pay dividends, reports to the Board and some correspondence. 1896-1963.
7 volumes (MICROFILM).
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