Boiler room shiny and new inside the Swift meatpacking plant. Photo provided by David and Becky Bornemeier from the Western Gateway Storage historical collection. Ogden Union Stockyards.

Left to Right: Red Rushton, yardmaster: R. C. Albright, manager; C. Roland Knowles, assitant manager. Image obtained from Don Strack

Where related businesses converged

The stockyards were a hub for every part of the livestock trade

A row of men wearing hats and some with ties, some in flannel or other work clothes standing on the board walk overlooking the Open Union Stockyards. Photo obtained from Don Strack

"San Peter" sheared 51 pounds at head of W.D. Candland's flock, Mt. Pleasant Utah, Ewes and Rams for sale 1920. Photo of a ram taken from the 1920 National Wool Grower publication

Livestock Producers


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Truck-in division Ogden Union Stockyards Entrance, circa 1930 photo obtained from Don Strack

Transportation


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Live auction inside the ring at the Ogden Union Stockyards. Auctioneer and other men in the ring with cattle. Photo obtained from Don Strack

Buying & Selling


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Calf inside a pen with hay in the background at the Ogden. Union Stockyards. Photo obtained from Don Strack.

Feed Lots


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Women and a young man packaging bacon, with a man standing, taken inside the Swift meatpacking plant. Photo obtained from Weber State University Special Collections

Meat Packing


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Ross & Jack Dining room - exterior of building on 25th street, midcentury with neon lights glowing. Photo obtained from Weber State University Special Collections

Hospitality


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Eighteenth Annual Ogden Livestock Show ribbons - obtained from Weber State University Special Collections

Shows


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Mountain brand meat - lamb hanging with Mountain Brand meat label behind and executives

Regulation


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