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Industrial Cowboys: Miller & Lux and the Transformation of the Far West, 1850-1920

David Igler


Few industrial enterprises left a more enduring imprint on the American West than Miller and Lux, a vast meatpacking conglomerate started by two San Francisco butchers in 1858. This book examines how Henry Miller and Charles Lux, two German immigrants, consolidated the West's most extensive land and water rights, swayed legislatures and courts, monopolized western beef markets, and imposed their corporate will on California's natural environment. It uses one case study to illuminate the industrial development and environmental transformation of the American West during the late nineteenth and ... More

Keywords: industrialism, Miller and Lux, Henry Miller, Charles Lux, San Francisco, American West, beef markets, land acquisition, land reclamation, butchers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520226586
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520226586.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Igler, author