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On our walk to the first digging, we noticed a Swift and Company, Compound Lard, Kansas City, bucket, x4. Swift & Co., a meat packing business, opened a plant in KC between 1887 and 1892. In the late 1890s, Swift & Co. made compound shortening, containing both animal and vegetable fats. The Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act, were both passed in June 1906, allowed federal inspection of companies making shortening. The Meat Inspection Act contained the first specific definition of lard compounds. Use of the term applied to products containing over 50% lard.
Shallow digging, x2.
California Barrel cactus and a vertical shaft with an open claim, x6.
The lard bucket, x5, placed in the shallow digging.
A walk down a wash with Strawberry Hedgehog, x2, Bladder sage, x2, and Indigo again.
A baking pan, x8, laying on the side of a hill between creosote bushes. Page 589 of the 1902 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalouge No. 111 sold a handled, wire framed, folded corner 14x9x2 baking pan for 13 cents.
Off we go to the orange arrow.

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