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Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Armour & Company

 
 
Armour & Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 22, 2010
1. Armour & Company Marker
Inscription. In 1901, local business leaders G.W. Simpson and L.V. Niles began negotiating with Armour & Co., one of the nationís 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 cityís development as the livestock center of the southwest, creating a number of support businesses. It remained in cooperation for over 50 years, closing in 1962.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 201.)
 
Location. 32° 47.328′ N, 97° 20.648′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of Packers Avenue and Nile City Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Packers Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2446 Packers Ave, Fort Worth TX 76164, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armour and Swift Plaza (here, next to this marker); Swift & Company (here, next to this marker); Fort Worth Belt Railway
Armour & Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 22, 2010
2. Armour & Company Marker
The marker is on the other side of this pillar.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Quanah Parker (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Worth Livestock Exchange (about 800 feet away); Fort Worth Stock Yards Company (about 800 feet away); Fort Worth Stockyards Horse and Mule Barns (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Quarter Horse Shows (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Armour & Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 22, 2010
3. Armour & Company Marker
Armour & Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 22, 2010
4. Armour & Company Marker
The marker pillar is just to the right of the stairs
Armour & Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 22, 2010
5. Armour & Company Marker
Armour & Company image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 22, 2010
6. Armour & Company
Texas Trail of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 22, 2010
7. Texas Trail of Fame
Gustavus F. Swift
Entrepreneur
Fort Worth Stockyards
Located in front of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 1, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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