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On August 1, 1971, Union Stockyard closed its doors after 106 years of operation. More than one billion animals had passed through its lines.
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Chicago History Magazine

Chicago History is the only magazine devoted exclusively to the history of our city. Written by distinguished historians and beautifully illustrated, Chicago History brings to life Chicago's complex past and the people who have shaped it.

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The Fall 2012 issue of Chicago History features:

fall2012magcoverThe Burning Hive by Gary Krist

During a summer that say labor unrest, race riots, and the tragic disappearance of a young girl, Chicagoans also witnessed a devastating air disaster.

Jailhouse Makeovers by Douglas Perry

In 1924, two beautiful defendants accused of murder captured the attention of Chicagoans and the sympathy of jurors.

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