J.L. Bell discusses the Revolutionary ties of Brighton butchers to the Continental Army - one family's meat warehouse was considered so important the army posted guards around it to protect against sabotage.
(We) set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.” -- US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Interesting to read of the importance of the Allston beef industry in nourishing this nation in it's earliest days. It's hard to reconcile that history with today's Democrat party and their defacto leader, US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who would ban the cattle that produce meat. Hard to believe that this will be a winning issue for the Dems. Who is advising them?
Are you also upset that we aren't doing more to promote the powdered wig and buggy whip industries that were super important to colonial America? Turns out that as times change and new issues arise we need to change our priorities - who'da thunk it?
The Stockyard restaurant wasn’t called the Stockyard for nothing.
For a longer view of Brighton's history as a cattle town, check out this past episode of the HUB History podcast. From the 1770s to the 1950s, Brighton was Boston's own "wild west," with cattle drives, stockyards, and saloons, not to mention hard drinking, hard gambling cowboys.
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