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Gustavus Franklin Swift

(1839—1903)

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Butchering

Butchering  

The word “butcher,” from the French boucher, dating back to the thirteenth century, is synonymous with slaughtering and meatpacking. Butchering entails dismembering animals and fowl and salvaging ...
hot dog

hot dog  

Frankfurter sausage in a long bread roll. Reputedly named after a cartoon drawn by Tad Dorgan of Chicago in 1906 showed a dachshund dog inside a frankfurter bun.
ice

ice  

When the water content of snow falls below about 8% grain growth occurs by vapour flux of the air in the pores. The resulting growth of ice grains is very slow. In general, growth in wet snow speeds ...
Livestock Industry.

Livestock Industry.  

Various means of marketing livestock developed in colonial America. Boston became a market town in the seventeenth century, as did nearby Brighton a century later, as holding pens surrounded ...
meat

meat  

Generally refers to the muscle tissue of animals or birds, other parts being termed offal, organ meat, or variety meat. 150‐g portions of meat of all types are rich sources of protein and niacin; ...
Meatpacking Industry

Meatpacking Industry  

At the start of the twentieth century, most U.S. meatpacking workers came from Eastern Europe, like the Lithuanians in Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle (1906). By World War II companies ...
Philip Danforth Armour

Philip Danforth Armour  

Born in 1832 on a farm in Stockbridge (now Oneida), New York—close to the Erie Canal—Philip Danforth Armour was uniquely prepared to recognize and capitalize on the integration of agriculture ...
Swift, Gustavus Franklin

Swift, Gustavus Franklin (1839–1903)   Reference library

Bruce Kraig

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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was the eponymous founder of one of America's largest and best known meat-processing companies. He is credited with introducing refrigeration

transportation

transportation  

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The activity of moving things from one location to another, for example using vehicle to transport people or goods.

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