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NEWSHOUR: Most trading pits to close at Chicago Board of Trade as historic craft inches closer to extinction

The once lively grains trading pits at the Chicago Board of Trade building will go silent after Monday, as the oldest futures exchange in the United States moves one step closer to strictly electronic trading.

Learn more about the Chicago Board of Trade and its 167 years of existence with NewsHour’s clickable timeline.

Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific (four images)

CRI&P F-unit number 675 leads a train from LaSalle Street Station, Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Board of Trade Building is conspicuous in the background.

This image was made by Richard Koenig on December 22nd 1976.