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Though it has since closed, the livestock pens at the Kansas City Stockyards in 1945 were a busy, thriving economic boost.
October 16, 1917: A disastrous fire raged through the Kansas City stockyards killing 17,000 cattle and hogs; 30,000 others were set free and survived. Many had to be rounded up in downtown Kansas City.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.