I don't know about you, but I am fascinated by the history, the stories behind Chicago of the early 1900's and how much of C hicago today is better understood when you can relate to where today's traditions and adversaries all began. The Union Stockyard and Transit Company, better known as the Chicago Stockyards, was the center of all cattle and pig trading from the day it opened in 1868. The men who worked there were called, the "commission men," and they would ride their horses down an assigned alley on a certain track and wait for a buyer to look over the cattle they werre selling and talk back and forth until th ey had settled on a fair price. It was a dog eat dog business, but the private treaty market was an honor s ystem. Jack Pallardy worked the Chicago Stockyards. He calls it "honest work," and says not one man ever went back on his word. He will be my guest tomorrow mor ning on , "I'm Just Sayin' with Di ane DiVall."
Tune in, you just might like what you hear!
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