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Fort Worth Livestock Exchange

 
 
Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, August 29, 2009
1. Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Marker
Inscription.  Headquarters, one of the greatest cattle markets in the world. In late 1860s Fort Worth was stop on cattle trails. Market for West Texas organized 1870s. First trader, T.B. Saunders, Sr., soon was joined by others. First small packing houses were followed (early 1900s) by multi-million dollar plants. By 1910 trading almost doubled. This structure was erected in 1902-03 to house the Stockyards Company, Livestock Commission, and buyers offices, surrounded by lawns (now parking lots). In 1944, was purchased by United Stockyards Corporation. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2029.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsIndustry & CommerceNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 32° 47.346′ N, 97° 20.8′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on E. Exchange Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 532 E Exchange Street, Fort Worth TX 76164, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fort Worth Stock Yards Company (here, next to this marker); Fort Worth Stockyards Horse and Mule Barns (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Quarter Horse Shows (within shouting distance of this marker); Quanah Parker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woody-Kutch Livestock Commission Company (about 300 feet away); The Coliseum (about 400 feet away); The First Bulldogger (about 400 feet away); The Trailblazer (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
 
Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, May 22, 2010
2. Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Marker
<i>Fort Worth Live Stock Exchange, Ft. Worth, Texas</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
3. Fort Worth Live Stock Exchange, Ft. Worth, Texas
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,383 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on March 8, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.   2. submitted on January 18, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   3. submitted on November 16, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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