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This black and white printed postcard features an aerial view of the Morrell Meat plant and facilities. A river is on the left side of the card and the city of Topeka is on the right. Printed text is at the bottom of the card. Printed text and handwriting are on the back of the card.
4"x 5" photographic postcard
Topeka (Kan.), Shawnee County (Kan.), Advertisements, Stores & shops, John Morrell & Co, Meat industry
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Houston, Otis, "Postcard: John Morrell & Company, Topeka, Kansas. "A Kansas Institution"" (1949). Tim Johnson Postcard Collection. 655.
JOHN MORRELL & COMPANY, Topeka, Kansas "A KANSAS INSTITUTION" John Morrell & Co. was founded in England in 1827, a hundred and twenty-one years ago; came to America in 1865 and established a packing plant at Ottumwa, Iowa, in 1877. Later, additional plants were established at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1909; and another purchased in Topeka in 1931. The Topeka plant alone spent more than 30 million dollars last year for livestock, and currently has a payroll of approximately 3 1/2 million dollars annually. Morrell's in Topeka maintains a daily cash market for livestock, and manufactures the nationally famous Morrell Pride Hams and Bacon and a complete line of meat products, as well as the famous Red Heart Dog Food. JOHN MORRELL & CO. Ottumwa, Iowa Sioux Falls, S. Dak. Topeka, Kansas. Lorraine and Phil Mr Otis Houston PO Box Neodesha Kans