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Sigman, Louis K., 1881-



Louis K. (L.K.) Sigman was born in New York 1881 and came to Denver at the age of eight. In 1903 he married Theresa Cohen, daughter of Yitzchak Cohen. L.K. Sigman worked delivering meat in his father-in-law's butcher shop. In 1905 L.K. Sigman founded the Denver Packing Company in 1902 and in 1909 he merged his company with the Klink and Bourk Packing Company located at 1538 Blake St., Denver, Colorado. Beginning in Christmas of 1931 and continuing until 1941, L.K. Sigman gave away an average 60,000 pounds of meat each Christmas. The first year over 10,000 people waited in front of the Denver Post building to receive packages of meat.

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At Home on the Range: Colorado Jewish Cowboys, Cattlemen, and Poultry Growers, 2015

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00015

Brief biographies of Jewish Cowboys, Cattlemen, and Poultry Growers in Colorado. Written and directed by Jeanne Abrams for the 2015 RMJHS Dinner.

Dates: 2015

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