Much of Omaha’s rise into an Midwestern economic powerhouse
can be traced in a straight line to the development of the meat packing industry.
Yet, as history bears out, the unfortunate side effect of such growth is social and political strife.
The Stockyards has seen more than its share.
From the destruction of Omaha’s Greek community in 1909 and the Red Summer of 1919
to the current battle with COVID-19, the story of this industry has run parallel to the pulse
of our city’s expansion and touched the lives of many of our most vulnerable populations.
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