A Trespass of Swine

the Porkopolis blog

Considerations of humanity and hogritude, because an insufficiency of pigs is one of the great faults of all that the gods have made manifest to man.

Cincinnati, corn and pigs

Cincinnati residents may not all want to admit it, but the town will always be Pigcity – a reference to the time during the early to mid-19th century when Cincinnati was known as “Porkopolis.” In those days, Cincinnati was a leader in the meat-packing industry. It was the primary source for salt pork, sausage, leather, and fat for making soap. And best of all, it was common to see pigs running through the city streets…

Cincinnati corn pigs

It was Cincinnati that originated and perfected the system that packs fifteen bushels of corn into a pig, and packs that pig into a barrel, and then sends him over the mountains and the seas to feed mankind.

the Porcine Oracle


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