It is quite likely that your grocery store, large or small, carries Armour meat products. The evolution from local butchers to massive national and international meat packing plants, and meat counters at every supermarket, began with Philip Danforth Armour. He was responsible for making Chicago the nation’s meat capital. Armour was born in 1832 on a farm near Stockbridge, NY. The Oneida Community, one of America’s first communes, was next door. “Oneida is for those whose dream did not come true—mine has,? Armour’s father said. Armour was particularly attached to his mother, Miss Brooks, a teacher. “I can not imagine a better woman than my mother,? Armour recalled. “My childhood was ideal. God did not overlook me.?