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On the way home Armour stopped to visit his brother Herman in Milwaukee. He would stay for another 19 years. Armour was impressed by the thriving community he found in Milwaukee. He established a produce and commission business and in Armour entered into a partnership with John Plankinton, a pioneer packer in the Midwest.
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In Chicago was a city renowned for its muddy, unpaved streets but with a bustling railroad. Beef and lamb were quickly added to the line.
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