ARMOUR & COMPANY In 1901 , Local Business Leaders G . W . Simpson And L . V . Ni ...
Stockphoto ID: 3554568
File name: 20130420 - Texas (Travel)-B131536.JPG
Format: digital, 5000+ pixels longest side
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Description: ARMOUR & COMPANY In 1901 , local business leaders G . W . Simpson and L . V . Niles began negotiating with Armour & Co . one of the nation four largest meatpacking firms , to encourage establishment of a branch plant in Fort Worth . The Fort Worth Stock Yards Co . offered land and other incentives and by 1902 , construction of a plant just north of this site was underway . The new operation was instrumental in the citys development as the livestock center of the Southwest , creating a number of support businesses . It remained in operation for over 50 years , closing in 1962 . Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 1986