Stock Show Souvenir

Stock Show Souvenir Chicago Button Museum
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Stock Show Souvenir button back Chicago Button Museum
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STOCK SHOW SOUVENIR CHICAGO
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An illustration of a horse and cow facing each other with black text. Both text and illustrations are on a yellow background 

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This button is a souvenir from the Chicago International Livestock Show. It is not obvious which year it is from; the show was celebrated by swine, sheep, cattle, and horse exhibitors from 1900 to 1975 at the International Amphitheater next to the Union Stockyards. The International Livestock Show was created to bring the best animals into one area to both raise market value of livestock and educate the agriculture community in how to breed and market their animals better. 

Sources: Blum, Martha (2013 September, 18). Cattlemen share memories of Chicago livestock show. Agrinews.http://agrinews-pubs.com/Content/Default/Field-Editor-Blogs/Article/Catt...

Department of Animal Science (2014). A history of the beginnings of the international livestock exposition. Iowa State University. http://www.ans.iastate.edu/history/link/exposition.html

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