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    Once the largest stockyard east of the Mississippi River, Lancaster Stockyards processed thousands of head of cattle, hogs, and sheep per day. In… Read More
    Once the largest stockyard east of the Mississippi River, Lancaster Stockyards processed thousands of head of cattle, hogs, and sheep per day. In its heyday it was one of Lancaster County’s largest contributors in terms of work force and tax contributions. In April 1993, Lancaster Stockyards became the first stockyard in the U.S. to be convicted cruelty to animals, starting its decline and ultimate demise. In 2008 demolition began to make way for a business park. Read Less
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Lancaster Stockyards
1895-2008

Once the largest stockyard east of the Mississippi River, Lancaster Stockyards processed thousands of head of cattle, hogs, and sheep per day.  In its heyday it was one of Lancaster County’s largest contributors in terms of work force and tax contributions. In April 1993, Lancaster Stockyards became the first stockyard in the U.S. to be convicted for mistreating a downed animal, starting its decline and ultimate demise.  In 2008 demolition began to make way for a business park.