Can you help me find a map of the omaha union stockyards, also showing where the packinghouses were, in circa anytime between 1910 to 1950? Thank
trying to see where my deceased family worked, for inclusion in family history
Thanks for asking! For more resources on the history of the Union stockyards, I'd encourage you to check out the Omaha Stockyards commemorative book available at several library locations, or visit the W. Dale Clark library downtown to dig into our local history collections.
For the map, I think you'll find some useful material in our online collection Early Omaha: Gateway to the West. Specifically, there are sections with digitized copies of historic maps of the city. You can see the layout of the stockyards quite well in this 1923 map published by Guy Pease and Chas. Norgard, and while plat maps aren't necessarily the easiest things to read this 1937 atlas prepared by the WPA shows the main houses at the livestock exchange quite well, too.
(While it's unlikely, the Pease/Norgard map may be in copyright until 2018, so to be on the safe side in case you're planning on publishing your genealogy I'll include the good old use of digital collections disclaimer. Shouldn't really be a concern for personal or research use at the resolution available on the website.)
Thanks again for your interest! Please feel free to call 402-444-4800 with additional questions.