Honoring the landmark

As <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001853" title="Upton Sinclair" href="/topic/arts-culture/upton-sinclair-PEHST001853.topic">Upton Sinclair</a>'s famous novel turns 100, the Union Stockyard Gate is hailed as a literary landmark during a ceremony. The gateway marks an era when Chicago was the nation's meatpacker. "The Jungle" depicted unsanitary conditions and eventually led to the formation of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000136161" title="Food and Drug Administration" href="/topic/health/food-drug-administration-ORGOV0000136161.topic">Food and Drug Administration</a>.

( Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune / June 23, 2005 )

As Upton Sinclair's famous novel turns 100, the Union Stockyard Gate is hailed as a literary landmark during a ceremony. The gateway marks an era when Chicago was the nation's meatpacker. "The Jungle" depicted unsanitary conditions and eventually led to the formation of the Food and Drug Administration.

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