Glance at yesteryear: Hogs on 13th Street

This 1891 photo from the Walter K. Means Collection shows hogs being herded down 13th Street in Milwaukee to the John Layton packinghouse at what is now 400 N. Plankinton Ave. Before mechanized transportation, meatpackers would hire the sons of farmers to help drive hogs to the slaughterhouse. Milwaukee got its first slaughterhouse in the

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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