Cuero, Turkey Capital of the World
Friday, October 13, 2017
Like many small Texas towns, Cuero has a rich history in agricultural industry. And just like much of those communities, Cuero chose to celebrate the farming product that made them famous: the turkey.
Starting in the early 1900s, area ranchers organized their small family turkey raising operations on the surrounding prairies into a regional force. In 1908 the first turkey processing plant opened on the edge of town near the rail road line where farmers could deliver their flocks, sell them at a fair market price, have them processed and packaged, put on rail cars, and shipped to anywhere in America. READ MORE...