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The Polk Brothers Livestock Stockyards of Fort Worth

Author(s): Harding Polk. II

Year: 2017

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Brothers James Hilliard Polk and Lucius Junius Polk banded together to form the Polk Brothers Livestock stockyards of Fort Worth.  Established in 1885 they were the first stockyard in Fort Worth.  They were located south of the present Fort Worth Union stockyards and situated conveniently at the intersection of two rail lines.  One notable contract they received was to supply the British Army with horses and mules during the Boer Wars in South Africa at the turn of the twentieth century.  Around 1914 the stockyards burned ending the enterprise. 

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The Polk Brothers Livestock Stockyards of Fort Worth. Harding Polk. II. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435518)


Temporal Keywords
Late 19th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 650

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America