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When you drive down Washington Street in Phoenix, what do you see? There are buildings, light rail, the freeway, airplanes, and plenty of other cars. Now imagine if all you could see for miles were cows instead. Standing atop the feedlot tower, that’s all you’d see in the area surrounding Tovrea Castle during the mid-twentieth century. Try to imagine the sight, but maybe not the smell…
- The Tovrea Packing Company claimed to have the largest pen-feeding system in the United States (circa 1940s).
- In 1939 there were approximately 98,000 cattle on feed in Maricopa County.